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Sep 26, 2016 - Week 24 9/19-9/25 YEA! Porksteaks

Week 24 9/19-9/25 I forgot about the coin pickup with the forklift. My son, Jason, brags about being able to pick up a quarter with a forklift. So, of course this first time I get to use a forklift I had to try it. I didn’t have a quarter so I used a nickel. I tried to upload a video of it to this site but it’s too large so you’ll just have to take my word for it. I do have video of it that I was able to upload to Facebook. I think I also forgot to mention that the Klondike Doughboy was selling used pants. Their post on Facebook said for...

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Aug 27, 2016 - Skagway, AK

Aug 27-30 Skagway, AK Skagway,AK is one of the most interesting towns of our trip. This day we travel 272 miles for another 8 hour day. Many of us have seen Skagway but only the first 4 blocks of the town when we were on a cruise ship. This trip we got to see the rest of it and much more history. Skagway is where most of the Yukon Gold Rushers climbed the two passes to get to Dawson City. The town of Dyea is at the foot of the Chilkoot Trail and the Tlingit Natives used the trail to trade with other inland tribes for several centuries...

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Aug 17, 2016 - Day 52 Skagway

Day 52. Garden City RV. Went on a hike this AM.....a serious hike! VERY steep and full of tree roots and rocks. also wet. Made it a half mile to the top, decided to turn around rather than going down other side then back up and down again. Really pretty with moss covering everything. Then went and took a mile walk around an old town. That was kind of boring as there's really nothing left. There were a ton of tour groups..hiking, biking, scootering, rafting, and horseback riding. These tour companies do a booming business. Last day in AK....

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Alaska...Again 2016

Aug 17, 2016 - Week 19 We're going to Juneau!!!

Another delayed entry. Margie found two coffee cups in the warehouse that had broken handles. My mother would be so proud to know that I glued them both back together and am now using one for my morning coffee. I should have taken pictures before I glued them. The pictures are all of the same cup. There are four different pictures on them. Monday I don’t know if I mentioned any of this before, but when I sold my house I was told that as part of the closing costs I would need to include an amount for the Metropolitan Sewer District. I...

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Aug 16, 2016 - Day 51 Skagway

Day 51 (Garden City RV. Got up and into town to the Visitor Center. Then shopping. Lots of shops and people. There were about 3 or 4 big cruise ships in port. Really crowded. It was 17 blocks to town. Fudge shop. Back to RV for lunch then back to town for '80's show. Pretty good...musical history of Skagway, complete with can- can girls. A little more shopping and back to trailer. Got in a good amount of walking. Overcast and very windy, but no rain!

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Alaska...Again 2016

Aug 15, 2016 - To Skagway, AK

We're taking the shortest drive of our trip today and it will take us the longest time to get there. We're headed to Skagway, AK by way of the ferry from Haines, AK. We arrived at the ferry terminal at 11:45 to get in line and wait our turn to board the ferry which departs at 2:45 for a scheduled 3:45 arrival. When all was said and done we drove a total of 6 miles and arrived at the RV Park at 5:00pm. It was quite the experience!!!

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Going Down MC's-LANE

Aug 15, 2016 - Day 50 Skagway

Day 50. Garden City RV Park. Washed RV......sort of. Couldn't get both sides of RV with brush...sort of just wet it down to get most of the construction mud off. Then went down to the ferry terminal to wait. Had to be there 2 hours before departure. We were one of the first to arrive and almost the last to board. The crew really helps direct you. The ride was a little over an hour. We were one of the first to depart. Had to back up around a corner and then head out. They very carefully directed us. Then we got a thumbs up from other cars...

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Alaska...Again 2016

Aug 14, 2016 - Week 18 8/8-8/14 But it's a Dry Rain, or, I'll Sell you a Quarter for a Dollar

I forgot to mention last week that I got a refund from Amazon for my order that was delayed for about 19 days. It took Amazon 15 days and a lot of complaining from me just to ship my items. We in Alaska think it is an effort on Amazon’s part to not ship to Alaska to those who have Prime. Meaning with Prime you get free shipping. So, Amazon would rather get you to cancel your order and let them off the hook rather than pay the shipping costs. However, during the rounds of emails back and forth I was promised once a $15 credit toward another...

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Aug 8, 2016 - Week 17 8/1-8/7 Choo Choo!

I tried something new and put some pictures right in the blog. Monday I played with my new stuff from Amazon in the evening. The shredder seems fine but the portable scanner is going to take some learnin’. Tuesday I saw helicopters landing on my way to work and it seemed like a nice day but a woman said that her helicopter ride that she scheduled several months ago was cancelled. The next day my co-worker said he saw helicopters landing on his way home today. I think the power and telephone company needed them for work they were doing in a...

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Aug 4, 2016 - Skagway, Alaska

Leaving Teslin, in the Yukon Territory, on our way to Skagway, Alaska, we stopped in Carcross, still in the Yukon Territory. Here they had on display “The Duchess,” a small engine built in 1878, originally to haul coal. From 1900 to 1919, she carried tourists on excursions from Atlin across the mountain to Carcross. Riding her was an adventure; passengers often had to get out and push her up the mountain. We’ve looked in various places for her partner, made at the same time, “The Duke,” but so far in our travels we haven’t seen him. At...

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Jul 31, 2016 - Week 16 7/25-7/31 Wanted: Tomato Thief

Week 16 7/25-7/31 Monday Man it happens so often and it’s so irritating to have people continually talk about walruses being killed for their ivory tusks and other parts. First off a lot of the walrus ivory and other stuff comes from walruses that die of natural causes on the beaches. Let’s just let them lay there and rot because people are so stupid and do not know the whole story. I’m sure these are the same people who think nothing of going down to the grocery store and buying hamburger (ground BEEF, otherwise known as cow) or chickens,...

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Jul 28, 2016 - Travel from Skagway to Watson's Lake, Yukon

July 28 We woke today in Skagway to cloudy skies, but no rain. We need the clouds to lift so the mail planes can land with our package. To explain the package, we had a part for out tow hitch ( which I lost) overnighted from Washington state to our RV park in Skagway. Overnight in Alaska could mean days depending on weather. If we don't get it, it would mean me following John in the car rather than being able to tow the car behind the RV. We could wait for the part, but we had planned on meeting friends we met in Seward, AK for dinner in...

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