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PNW Travels....Again
« on: July 09, 2019, 10:04:23 AM »
This trip has been in the planning stages for quite a while.  A few members already know about it, plus I have dropped a few hints.  We made a similar trip a few years back but RV plumbing problems caused us to have to cut the trip short.  LINK.  (That actual trip begins on page 5.)



 
This trip will be about 6700 miles with the most distant point being Hyder, AK, which BTW is the most Southern point in Alaska that can be driven to.  Just North of Hyder is also the largest glacier in the world that can be driven to.  The glacier road was blocked by a rockslide the last time we were there.  One of the reasons that we chose this particular time is that the salmon will be spawning and the bears should be fishing.  Hyder  

This trip will carry us to Anacortes, WA, where we will board the Washington Ferry to Victoria, Vancouver Island, on to Port Hardy where we will board the BC Ferry to Prince Rupert, BC.  From there we will travel to Hyder, AK, Prince George, BC, Jasper, BC, and Lacombe, AB, as we make our journey back home.



 
This will be our traveling mode.



 
And this will be our resting/sleeping mode. We do not plan to travel over 5-600 miles a day which is two weeks of driving.  :o  We should be back home toward the end of August.  It will be much cooler here by then and I have sawing jobs scheduled beginning the first part of September.  

We are adding "Plans" to our cell phones for talk/text but I suspect that our data options will be limited so I am unsure about posting and pictures as we travel.  I may have to do a catch-up as WiFi is available.  
Our planned departure is the 15th.  move_it
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Re: PNW Travels....Again
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2019, 10:42:46 AM »
I don't see michigan pigroast on the map?

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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2019, 12:30:48 PM »
No, we will be somewhere in Canada during this year's Pig Roast.
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2019, 01:06:05 PM »
To bad. I was looking forward to meeting you. But I wish you safe journeys and great weather.

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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2019, 02:43:27 PM »
Lynn you could go through N.D. we do have a few good places to eat up here 8) :o
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2019, 03:06:30 PM »
Speaking of good places to eat, on our way to the pigroast we are planning on stoping at TONY'S.
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2019, 04:39:20 PM »
 

 
Tony's = Bacon !!! 
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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2019, 04:44:36 PM »
Lynn & Pat:
I wish you the best on your trip/vacation.
Take lots of pictures and enjoy yourselves.
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Re: PNW Travels....Again
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2019, 06:19:10 PM »
That is an ambitious travel schedule, more power to you! Looks like an Interstate Hwy route. If you have any spare time, some nice scenic 2 lane highways out west - side trips but they get back to the interstate, eventually! Have fun, be safe, lots of crazies on the road.

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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2019, 06:20:05 PM »
Be safe and have fun. Best wishes to you both. :)
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« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2019, 07:23:22 PM »
Looks like an Interstate Hwy route.
I haven't really looked but it is probably 50/50 because we have crisscrossed and traveled the back roads in practically every state that we will travel through.  This will be our third trip through Oregon and Washington and the first time to travel the Interstate.  We won't have much choice in South Dakota and Iowa.

On a side note, we will have a tropical storm bearing down on us this weekend with Brookhaven predicted to get 8-10" of rain.  Hopefully it will not affect our departure date because we have reservations on the two ferries.
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« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2019, 10:55:13 PM »
Looking forward too cracking fresh Dungeness 🦀 and having a great visit.
Magicman has followed my Sawmill adventure from the begining  13 years ago and I have admired and followed his adventure's.  Really Looking  forward too meeting Lynn and Pat  on there BC trip.

 
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« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2019, 11:05:32 PM »
Man, those look good!! All jimmies, too.
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« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2019, 07:44:13 AM »
Really Looking  forward too meeting Lynn and Pat.
They talk funny, so you might need a translator ;D
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« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2019, 07:52:25 AM »
Yup, visiting redbeard has been on our "bucket" list for a very long time.  We actually met on another sawing related forum many years ago and I have continually admired his sawing and architectural skills. 

We were first introduced to Dungeness Crabs on our first trip through the PNW in 1997, so I wasn't bashful about indicating to Jeff that we were looking forward to cracking a few of them open.  Yum Yum. 

I have plenty of time but with the tropical weather threat this weekend, I am having to move my "getting ready" schedule up a bit.  It also means that our Monday's travel will be a wet drive as we will probably be hitting the storm dead center. 

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« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2019, 08:33:22 PM »
   Have a real good time. Be careful and stay safe. Keep us posted on what and who you see. keep a good journal. 
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« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2019, 07:46:50 AM »
Take the time to read and understand Canadian gun laws before you cross.
Not that you can't have firearms, just certain laws need to be followed.
Good luck on your trip and drive safe. You'll have a ball.
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« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2019, 08:45:32 AM »
This will be our 10th time to enter Canada, so there will be no firearms on board.  Zero, and also no pepper spray, tobacco, nor alcohol. 

Passports - check.

Answer all border questions as asked - check. 

Debit card for getting Loonies - check. 

Credit card for purchasing gasoline - check. :o

Actually the exchange rate is very favorable for Canadian travel.  :)
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« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2019, 10:07:27 AM »
The exchange is great for you coming north, tough for us going south. 
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« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2019, 04:27:18 PM »
And Thank You Stephen for the PM's and other information that you shared here on the FF when I was putting this trip together.  thumbs-up

It's kinda getting down to what the monkey said when he got his tail caught in the fan,  :o   it won't be long now.  :)
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