Anna...YOU GO GIRL!
You RR is absolutely wonderful. It's so inspiring to see a woman take control and just go on a trip like this. I am about to be 47 and my boys are about to go to college and you have motivated me to start planning our (me and the hubby's) trip to Alaska in a year or two. I have been to Alaska before and it is absolutely breathtaking. I'm trying to convince the hubby that when I retire we should move up there for a year.
I know that this ride is good for your soul and your brother is so proud of you...I'm sure he's enjoying your adventure too!