One of the most challenging things for me has been trying to work on aspects of the blog BEFORE we leave on the trip. Road mapping? No problem. Making endless lists? No problem. Sorting through belongings in garage and itemizing for donations? No problem. This embedding of maps and way points – well, let’s just say that for me, it’s more difficult than mastering phyllo dough or organizing a party for 100 . . .
I have learned how to use Google My Maps to create layers and to show the way points planned for the trip – I even got as far as showing the driving route from DC to Anchorage. But alas, THAT map won’t embed in this blog, as far as I can tell (at least as of this moment). So today’s experiment is with embedding a map – next task is to learn how to embed a map with ALL of our planned way points and not just a portion of a trip.
Plain ol’ Google Maps will allow for a certain number of points to be shown on a driving map and this is what is displayed below. As I experiment, be patient. I continue to learn, whether about solar energy, satellite messaging devices, bull bars or bug net hats for Alaska. Behold the result of some of today’s lessons.