North to Alaska for the longest time away from home since a cross-country drive in 1999. And the longest break here on the bell curve since the August 2011 fiasco that resulted in my first (hopefully only) arrest. No, I wasn't in jail but blogging during that nadir of the past five years seemed superfluous.
The folks from Road Scholar (a re-branded version of Elder Hostels sans the eau de old fart) tell me that Wi-Fi service is available in Denali National Park, our first destination. However, there is no guarantee of service at the second stop - Kenai Fjords National Park - so the laptop is staying home and the bell curve remains quiet until September 12, give or take.
Remember the hit "How Can I Miss You If You Won't Go Away?" I'm hoping that soothing sentiment will sustain anyone having trouble coping over these two weeks of radio silence.