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    The trip over the Alcan

    So in Dec 07 my wife and three kids flew up to Alaska to get settled in with stuff. I had to finish up the final few weeks at my job then one of my brothers flew down from Anchorage to make the drive back with me. The trip was 5400+ miles long and we did it in 87.5 hours straight. Here are some of the pics...

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    This is what we made the trip in. Thats my younger brother who made the trip with me...
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    And there was no cell service for several hundred miles...
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    87.5 hours straight??????? With no sleep???? Or one slept while the other drove?? Those are beautiful pics.....and one filthy car LOL
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    I've heard it's a better drive in the winter - all the ruts are frozen over!

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    Nice pics.
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    nice pics!!!
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    Sweet pics. Nothing like a trip where you have to fill up with gas 20 times and get an oil change....$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just KC View Post
    87.5 hours straight??????? With no sleep???? Or one slept while the other drove?? Those are beautiful pics.....and one filthy car LOL
    well one slept while the other drove. But it was such a scenic and exciting trip we really didn't do a whole lot of sleeping...
    RIP Sarah Noll~11-8-87 to 4-17-08

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    Quote Originally Posted by deputysykes View Post
    Sweet pics. Nothing like a trip where you have to fill up with gas 20 times and get an oil change....$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    We actually averaged about 26 mpg, so we spent about 1100 on fuel. Canada was wicked expensive...
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    The ruts were frozen, but the entire length of highway was basically black ice. The coldest temp we had was about -30, but there were times it may have actually been a little colder. At least the heat never stopped working...
    RIP Sarah Noll~11-8-87 to 4-17-08

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    And I thought Kansas was cold. LMAO. Nice pics btw.
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    Awesome pics, thanks for sharing!
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    Great pics, when I see pictures like that it strengthens my resolve to do nothing but travel when I retire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorwaycop View Post
    Great pics, when I see pictures like that it strengthens my resolve to do nothing but travel when I retire.
    Well sir this would be a great place to come visit, especially in the summer time. Once I finally get a day off I'm gonna hit the mountains for a little hiking...
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    My father in law makes that drive frequently out of Alberta.

    I *so* badly want to move up there and work.

    Wife says no way, she grew up with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    My father in law makes that drive frequently out of Alberta.

    I *so* badly want to move up there and work.

    Wife says no way, she grew up with it.
    It took me and my brothers two years to talk my wife into it. Now that we're up here we love it. You should keep on her, APD pays pretty well, and Anchorage is a nice smallish city, but with everything you need...
    RIP Sarah Noll~11-8-87 to 4-17-08

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace View Post
    It took me and my brothers two years to talk my wife into it. Now that we're up here we love it. You should keep on her, APD pays pretty well, and Anchorage is a nice smallish city, but with everything you need...
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