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Journey to Alaska: From Dawson Creek

Tom and I arrived in Dawson Creek, British Columbia this morning after spending the night at Walmart in Grand Prairie, Alberta.  Not by choice, but because the area is a camping mecca and the local campgrounds were booked solid.  The 2300 mile trip up from Michigan has been grueling, but the payoff will be very rewarding and is the culmination for me of a life long dream of traveling up the AL-CAN highway to Alaska.  Words cannot describe the feeling one haves arriving at...

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Journey to Alaska: Day 2

We got up at 5:00 AM and were ready to hit the road at 6:00. We (John and I) double checked everything and hit the road.  We knew that it was going to be a long day and we wanted to start out early in order to miss the Portland and Seattle traffic on our way north.  It worked out just fine. There were some delays around Seattle, but nothing like we had experienced in the past when we visited the...

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Journey to Alaska: My first day on the road.

I left home about 7:00 this morning and had a rather uneventful drive to Portland, OR to pick up my friend John. Since our wives had no interest in driving to Alaska, we both decided that we would do it together. At least, partway.  John will be flying back to Portland out of Anchorage in about 2 weeks, as I continue my journey with Mike and Tom.

When I arrived at John’s house, I wanted to make sure that my battery was charged while driving here, so I insert my...

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Journey to Alaska: Reporting in from Saskatchewan

Tom and I pulled into Regina this morning and are on our 5th day on the road. We are roughly 1425 miles into our trip after having spent nights in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Minnesota, and Saskatchewan where we spent the night at Fieldstone RV Park.

I think the biggest hurdle thus far was clearing customs at the border above Grand Forks, ND on Interstate 29.  Tom English was asked to pull beyond the entry booth and it was my turn.  After answering many questions...

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Journey to Alaska: On the road again…

Well, the time has finally come after a year in the making. While sitting around the campfire at last year’s Little Guy Western Rally in McCall, Idaho, the topic of driving to Alaska came up. Naturally, after a couple of glasses of wine, more and more people started taking an interest in “caravanning” up to our 49th State. (I believe someone actually mentioned caravanning to the 50th State, but it would be impossible to get a bunch of Teardrops and T@Bs to...

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