We've known each other since 1971; however, we lost touch for about 25 years beginning in the early 1980s. Marshall and I drove all over the West, out of Colorado, in the mid-1970s. We've reconnected - I moved to Hailey, Idaho, six years ago - he is in Helena, Montana - and we're going to drive to Alaska (a life-long dream of mine), since Bonnie Lambert (his partner who I have also known for 35 plus years) is not going. I get the empty seat. Airstream motorhome that Marshall bought last year. Pretty plush. Scott, another friend since 1971-72, is likely to trail behind us on a motorbike. Scottie has been biking all over the west for 40 years. Boys' trip.