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Jun 24, 2006 - Jason's Home

I picked up Jason yesterday evening at the Anchorage airport. He looks good... and tired. It took him 23 hours in the air, and 11 hours of layovers to make it here! The kids left yesterday with Grandma and Grandpa to go clamming in Homer, and Jason and I will be driving down to meet them on Sunday. We're both ready to get back out on the water, and looking forward to posting some "big fish" pictures soon.

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Jun 17, 2006 - Anchorage, Alaska

When we left Glennallen this morning, we still had not decided whether we would go just Anchorage or head down to Seward. Unless there was lots of road construction, we figure we would be at Anchorage before lunch since it was only 168 miles from Glennallen. Well, road construction was not very bad, but the mountain passes slowed us down considerately so we did not arrive in Anchorage until 1:30 without stopping for lunch. On the way, Chet commented that we had put 10,000 miles on the truck. After making that announcement, he decided that...

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Alaska Bound

Jun 16, 2006 - Anchorage: Arrival

I was *very* sick leaving Dallas-- I had contracted food poisoning two days before I was scheduled to leave. Did I mention that I was miserable? But a nice quiet 5-hour-long flight seemed to be what the doctor ordered, because my first views of Alaska were so amazing, they made me forget everything else. After a midnight airport pickup (in broad daylight, which already is messing with my head), we got to DeeDee and Chad's house. The next day, we went with DeeDee and Popeye to a dog park, which was by a lake and a million times bigger and...

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Jun 12, 2006 - Anchorage

Campgrounds on the Kenai Peninsula were full near the Russian River so I didn't get to see the riverbank fishing spectacle. Instead I got to spend yet another night in the woods in the rain. It's raining here too. I was going to hang around and take in some more sights but I'm heading north if it doesn't clear up. There's a fire burning north of here so I might not get far.

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Newt's Journal

Sep 24, 2005 - 1 Week to go!!

With one week to go and so much to do, I wonder if I'll make it? I have to find a 2-way switch for my refridge and replace the old one so I can run it on gas; finish building in the storage cabnet; put the airbags back on the truck; change the gears on one trailer jack; find a place for the stuff I haven't put away yet; and stock it with food. I'm sure there are some other things I failed to mention here. Regardless, I'll be heading out on schedual. I may be chaanging my route to Calgary on Hwy1 instead of the Cassiar. I have gotten a sore...

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Garuba Nomad

Aug 9, 2005 - Anchorage

Aug 9 - Anchorage We planned a little sightseeing from Kenai City to Anchorage. First stop was the Portage Glacier. Beautiful lake with visitor center. During the 1964 earthquake, which measured 9.2 on the rector scale, this area sunk 8 feet. The town of Portage was not rebuild as it ended up below the high tide level. Just over the Portage Glacier is Whittier which is on Prince William Sound. This was a major trade route to the ocean in years past. In the last few years, they extended the train tunnel so that cars could also make it to...

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Aug 5, 2005 - Anchorage away

Hola amigos! It's been a while since we rapped at ya, but we've been kinda busy in Alaska. We left the Yukon a few days back and made the two-day trip to Anchorage, a beautiful route that almost made the fleabag accomodations worthwhile. You know you're in trouble when the proprietors proudly advertise that you can smoke in their rooms. From Whitehorse, we drove west to Haines Junction, Kluane and finally Beaver Creek, Canada's westernmost community. Although some lovely smoking rooms were available there, we pushed on across the border to...

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The Globe and beyond

Aug 3, 2005 - North Pole, Alaska

We stayed in North Pole just outside the city limits of Fairbanks, Ak. It is a cute place where they have a Santa village and reindeer and other things that look like Christmas. Santa is dressed in his summer outfit. We have many tours scheduled for Fairbanks. The first day we went to a large Salmon Bake dinner at at Pioneer Park. This is a small village of the early Fairbanks town. They had a live stage show telling the story of Fairbanks. It was a really cute show and funny. The flowers here are amazing so large and beautiful. The next...

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Jul 31, 2005 - Back in Anchorage

Home again....er.....our home away from home. We're back in Anchorage. We left Homer Saturday after noon. We went for a drive out East End Rd. and took time to collect some muscles from the rocky beach. I think we have seafood....hehe. We took a short detour when we got close to Soldotna to a camping area and the Kasilof River we used to fish. It's another salmon river, but it was never as crowded...and still doesn't look like it is. We stopped in Coopers Landing for a late lunch or early dinner and since w had a later start, and we...

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Jul 19, 2005 - The Work is Done

Ok....Journal is all caught up.....housework is all caught up....inside and out. We spent yesterday getting around to all the chores. Eric washed the trailer and pickup while I did laundry. But as it got warmer, we went inside and turned on the AC. Yep....AC in Anchorage! It was 80 degrees. I can believe hot weather in the interior...but Anchorage rarely gets this hot. Geeesh. Anyway while hiding inside to stay cool, I got all the chores whipped off my list and things look pretty good. It was too warm to cook, so we put together some cold...

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Jun 29, 2005 - Anchorage - Finally

This morning I was anxious to get going, but I hated to leave such a peaceful place. We got up early and were away in rather short order; we had not unhooked the trailer from the truck, or had everything hooked up...there wasn't any hook ups . . lol. We had about 85 miles to Anchorage and we had a reservation at an RV park there, but we would probably get there before check in time if we drove straight through. I didn't want to stop at any tourist places, I didn't want to stop for breakfast, we munched beagles on the way - I wanted to get...

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Apr 30, 2005 - Denali National Park to Anchorage Total trip so far: 5393 miles

4/30/05 This morning we got up early to try to catch some of the big animals out in the park this morning. Our result was not what we wanted, just 2 rabbits. We did get a nice view of Mt. McKinley with the sun just on it's peak. Depart Denali National Park for Anchorage about a 270 Miles drive from our resting spot. We did get more views of McKinley from Rte 3 as we headed south to Anchorage. It's a nice drive with mountains on either side of the road most of the time. We were surprised to see many people out on snowmobiles. Most of the...

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