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So im driving from florida to alaska...

Discussion in 'Travel' started by Davidson, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. Sep 10, 2012 at 2:12 PM
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    lodi781

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  2. Sep 10, 2012 at 2:14 PM
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    Do it!! I drove from Alberta to Alaska and back in summer of '09. Planning to go again, but this time on a motorcycle.

    x2 on Muncho Lake and Liard hot springs.
     
  3. Sep 10, 2012 at 2:25 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    my buddy rode from CA to NJ on his motorcycle when he got out of the Marines a few years back, said it was the best thing he ever did, and dosent regret it one bit. Its a few less miles then your saying, but I think you should do it!
     
  4. Sep 10, 2012 at 2:31 PM
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    lodi781

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    1) Stop talking to us..
    2) Pack your shit...
    3) Start driving...
    4) check in periodically and brag how much fun your having and how much it must suck to be the rest of us at that given moment...:cool:
     
  5. Sep 10, 2012 at 2:32 PM
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    I was literally just telling my girlfriend that I want to do this. Ive already priced the fuel out and it will be about 1400 in fuel roughly and 3 days driving. I would definetely do it.
     
  6. Sep 10, 2012 at 2:37 PM
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    YotaOverAll

    YotaOverAll Run it

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    Must be a good feeling getting out of Bay/Gulf county. Definetly do it. You'll remember it for the rest of your life.
     
  7. Sep 10, 2012 at 2:42 PM
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    Ben83

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    Definitely do it. That would be an amazing adventure! Not something most folks will ever get the chance to do and especially get paid for it.

    I would definitely burn a fair bit of leave doing some sight seeing. That part of Canada is supposed to be stunningly beautiful.

    I hope you enjoy Alaska. Some of the peeps I was stationed with had been at Elmendorf for a couple of years and they loved it. Best of luck to you and your Pops on the drive up.
     
  8. Sep 10, 2012 at 3:52 PM
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    Davidson

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    haha thats a pretty sweet way to clear your mind. I'm just glad i'm going to be getting paid to do it. i still have a lot of things i want to do to my truck to prepare it for the drive. like get a camper shell and fix my off road lights. im not very good at wiring and managed to short both of them out :eek:
     
  9. Sep 10, 2012 at 3:58 PM
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    Davidson

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    haha i wish it was that easy! but unfortunately i HAVE to wait till march. otherwise i'd kinda be awol. supposively a big deal haha

    oh words cant even describe haha i hate it here. so trashy and run down. but goodluck to you, maybe you'll catch a break like i did

    i was going to use my b.o.p. to go there. i've been updating my dream sheet constantly during the cycles for over sea assignments. and with patience, it paid off :D
     
  10. Sep 10, 2012 at 7:02 PM
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    Canadian gun laws are like California gun laws on steroids.

    At least I can transport an unloaded handgun if it's in a locked container.
    Canadian restrictions on handguns are extremely tough, I believe it is not possible to transport many handguns through. Even long guns are tightly regulated.

    http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/rightsandfreedoms/a/gunstocanada.htm

    Handguns with barrels shorter than 4" are completely prohibited.

    As far as for protection, loaded carry would be completely out of the question. In the US, your hotel room and camp site is an extension of your residence, but I don't believe that applies in Canada.
     
  11. Sep 10, 2012 at 7:12 PM
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    Sounds like an awesome adventure and really looking forward to any kind of write up on the trip with pictures. If you do decide to drive through here (which may be out of your way now seeing as you are driving from Cali) shoot a PM and maybe we can hook up and I can show you where to go and what to see.

    When I was younger we drove to California from Alberta and then back up the coast and it was so awesome. You will enjoy it no doubt. Good luck. Cheers.:cheers:
     
  12. Sep 11, 2012 at 2:44 PM
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    im not really sure what are plan is at this point for the guns. i didn't realize how dumb canada was about guns lol. guess we'll just have to figure something out.
     
  13. Sep 11, 2012 at 2:45 PM
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    kinda way out of the way haha but thank you non the less.
     
  14. Sep 11, 2012 at 2:53 PM
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    OH-MAN

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    Yes indeed, visited this year and Lake Louise is awesome! Bamff, Jasper all worth seeing.
    Take time to visit if you can and not just drive all day.
    Have fun!
     
  15. Sep 11, 2012 at 3:13 PM
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    . . . Sub'd for future "trip pics" . . . :popcorn:
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  16. Sep 11, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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    mcdowell

    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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    Would make it road trip / food trip. Do your own man vs food.
     
  17. Sep 11, 2012 at 3:36 PM
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    i Would do it in a heart beat. Like you said, not every day do you get a chance to make that drive. id stop in multiple states along the way, make a vacation outta it. im sure your dad would love it as well. me and my dad would prob hit every bar at night we possibly could.

    subd for future pics

    edit: just saw your going from CA now, but still, take the dirve. have fun with your fam, then go through OR ad WA and canada.
     
  18. Sep 11, 2012 at 3:51 PM
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    Lucky you, driving the Alaska Hwy is on my bucket list. Enjoy your posting.
     
  20. Sep 11, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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    Dude, if I could drive to Alaska from here and not have to pay for it I would do it in a heartbeat.
     
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