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Just a quick note to start this trip report. Duane and I departed KRYN today with first stop in GGJT about four hours. Next leg was KRIW about three hours. We have no hard schedule but we're hoping to go through Canada into Alaska and up to the Arctic Ocean. From there turn east towards the Hudson Bay. Then with the possible stop at the Oshkosh EAA event. We have put aside up to six weeks for this trip . This trip should have been in a C-4 aircraft but we know all about those issues. Unbelievably we chose the next best thing in our mind an old Cessna 172. It burns auto fuel and with a stol kit performs reasonably well in and out of gravel strips. Two of us in a single aircraft seemed better for this trip since removing the back seat and loading with survival find us right at Max gross weight. We have upgraded the panel to a very modern IFR capable platform. Cuba requires entry on a IFR flight plan. Part of the plan is if the Cessna gives us trouble, sayin Central or South America we can just walk away from the aircraft and our wives will still let us in the house. Will try to get some pictures and maybe even the spot track page. My apologies I know this is really not CT topic but several friends have asked see just how much trouble we can get into. No tough goals here just to seniors trying to have fun . Farmer