When the good Lord decides when your time is up it won't matter if your are sitting in a hospital parking lot or in no mans land in the NWT. I say go for it. I just had open heart surgery and hope to make that same trip in a couple of years.
I have to agree with Joe, too many of my friends have died sitting at home or in hospitals for me to worry about it, as my tag line says. to go is the adventure. My wife wants to have my ashes scattered at sea and I want them near Oahu or the Kona coast off the Big Island and I don't think it will matter one bit where I die, I'll end up at one of my two favorite places. If I die in or on the way back to AK she'll scatter some of the ashes up there before she drives home. If I die in LA she'll fly them to Hawaii and have them scattered. My point is I'll die doing my favorite thing, traveling or planning a trip. Just FYI, I am 71 and I have cancer and while it probably won't kill me, it does make traveling more important. So much so that even though I'm having a TKR next month, I'm driving the MoHo to the Mid West for a reunion the first week in May.
"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to go". R. L. Stevenson
My DW and I have thought about an RV trip from Florida to Alaska in our MH for some time . But, I'm beginning to be concerned about such a trip due to age and health. I'm 71 and my DW is 70. Although we are (for age) in reasonably good health we do have a few ailments that are generally maintained with meds. We all know that unanticipated health problems can occur at any time and any place particularly as one gets older. My concern is the possibility of being many miles away from emergency medical assistance when such a need might arise. I recognize that one might say...you only live once...go for it. And, we've certainly considered that option. But, I'm afraid that while the trip would be great, my concerns would tend to dampen the positive aspects of the trip. Does anyone else harbor such concerns about lengthy trips?
Note to all who replied: Thanks!! Excellant advice that will certainly be considered ... Again, Thanks! / Larry