Not crazy just housebound after being a cancer caregiver for 4 years and a grieving widow for 9 months. Hitting the open road from Fl to AK in early June. Need to return by 7/23 for husband's memorial service. I have 1400 miles (8 days) riding experience. Also have one overnight at a camp site... Feel free to have a hearty laugh now..... Yes ambitious, but I really need this. So any help with the following would be appreciAted. 1. Anyone have a tried and true non- interstate route to share? 2. Is there an alternative to Alaska that would be equally compelling? 3. Is there a way to connect with other riders during a leg of the journey? 4. is a satellite phone or laptop needed? 5. Other thoughts? In advance, thanks for your help.