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Old 07-02-2009, 02:23 PM   #1
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On our Way to Alaska!! and Finally made it Home!!

We are finally off!! Headed to Alaska via Missoula and highway 93 north. Hope to see all on the road.


Respect the VanBearPig!!

peace,

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Old 07-02-2009, 04:12 PM   #2
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Enjoy! Bring back some pics.
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:18 PM   #3
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Enjoy! Bring back some pics.
My Dad made that trip and then stoped by the house on his way home with 7 hours of video tapes. I thought "great how much of this will I have to endure before he gets the picture." Boy was I suprise. I watched all 7 hours and loved every minute of them. Hearing the storys first hand helped but that trip is definatly on the "one of theses days" list. Your gonna have a blast and X2 on the picts!
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:50 AM   #4
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Re: On our Way to Alaska!!

Hey Bob,
Have a great trip. Try to update us from the road with photos and writeups.
I know this is a trip that many of us hope to do some day.


If you happen to go through Glacier, I highly recommend go to the Polebridge Mercantile and to Bowman Lake. Great place to go.

Enjoy!
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Old 07-06-2009, 12:30 AM   #5
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Re: On our Way to Alaska!!

Be sure to stop in and say hello if you get to Anchorage, Alaska Leather at the corner of Minnesota and Spenard. If I'm there you can't miss my Van (Quigley not a SMB) I spotted five SMB's in Tok last Saturday.

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Old 07-06-2009, 10:22 AM   #6
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Re: On our Way to Alaska!!

Doug,

You're seeing more SMB's than we are. On the road since May 25th and we've seen 3. One parked, one getting off the ferry in Ketchikan, and one heading south to Haines as we were heading north.

I'll keep watching for the next 3-4 weeks as I head home.

I should stop by and see if my mirrors are on your van - I'm in Anchorage to let my wife fly home.

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Old 07-06-2009, 06:41 PM   #7
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Now it is 4 SMB's, one just pulled into the campground!

I have to go talk to them.

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Old 07-09-2009, 12:04 AM   #8
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Re: On our Way to Alaska!!

All,

The trip has been amazing. We had to go Missoula to have the XM fixed in our van before heading north (don't ask). We let from there and headed north on 93. Crossed the border north o Eureka. Had breakfast at a cafe downtown. Bacon tasted good. We made a glorious mistake by not planning our route and headed up to the national parks of B.C. (Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise). It was awesome! The scenery was un believable! We met a guy there who recommended heading west from Jasper and towards Prince George. We continued up to Dawson Creek, got the oil changed at Capitol Ford (recommend them). It's a little weird up here as the Ford garage wouldn't schedule us for a change but got us in within an hour. Anyway, we left there and headed up the road... We are currently bivouaced at the Dawson Peak Lodge. We got a campsite tonight and a lakefront cabin for tomorrow. We figured we'd give VanBearPig a break and do some canoing and maybe a little fishing . I'll try and resize some of the pics and upload them. We saw 17 bears today!! Thanks for the all of well wishes and if we make it to Anchorage, we'll stop by the leather shop.

regards, Bob and Amy

P.S. - The mosquito stories are ALL true!!!
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:20 AM   #9
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As promised....
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I will be right behind ya leaving in 5 week for 1month in Alaska from Jackson Wy. look forward to your pic,
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