In 2001 I took a road trip across the United States. Since then I made a plan to travel to every state, in some cases specifically visiting states (such as this trip to North Dakota) for no other reason than to check them off my list. In September of this past year, I finally had the opportunity to complete my list with my trip to Alaska, state number 50. While traveling through Alaska, I captured both photographs and video of my experiences. After you’ve watched the video, you can see some images from my Alaska travels here.
For this video, I spent fourteen days touring and filming and photographing my way through the interior of Alaska. I flew into Anchorage, drove north to Denali National Park, passed some bears, Norther still to Fairbanks, southerly to the remotest town in the history of the world called Kennicott (also spelled Kennecott), a now defunct copper mining town, passed some more bears, south again to Valdez where I hopped on a boat and viewed the receding Columbia Glacier before finally reluctantly returning to Anchorage….after passing some more bears. I will be writing some more specifics about these adventures on my travel blog: www.all-fifty.com which I update whenever I can find the time.
This video combines a few of my favorite past times: traveling, filming, and songwriting and represents a months of work from conception to completion. The soundtrack for the video is a song I wrote and recorded called “Chasing Sunsets”. You can check out Chasing Sunsets as well as other songs I’ve written on my songwriting website: www.benweldonmusic.com. But before you go anywhere, check out the video and let me know what you think. Enjoy!