Posted on Mar 28, 2013 in Fun & Adventure!, USA in a Minivan

Be adventurous and experience something new!

. . . such as sledding at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico . . .

 

or, perhaps, driving through the access tunnel to Whittier, Alaska. The only land route to and from Whittier is through steep mountains, hence trains and motor vehicles take turns passing through a multi-use tunnel to reach this coastal town and its deep-water port.  At 2.5 miles, it is the longest highway tunnel in North America.  The portal buildings like the one shown below, were built to withstand avalanches!

 

Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel to Whittier, Alaska

Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel to Whittier, Alaska

 

And don’t overlook the occasional roadside attraction. Paula’s grown children still cherish their memories of Kentucky Down Under, an Australia-themed park that offers visitors the opportunity to pet, feed and observe kangaroos, lorikeets and more. The same park also provides guided tours of Kentucky Caverns.

 

 
 

Plan this trip!

 
 

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