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That’s a beautiful drive that I’d like to make one day. I’ve beem up as far as fort St. John but that’s it. 

Which way you coming up from Minot?

Hope you have a safe trip. It’s to bad you have to do it through this covid stuff, takes some of the fun out of it for sure.  My cousin just came up from Florida she’s from here originally  and came back to help look after her dad. They had to bring a camper in for her to stay in for her 2 week quarantine. Heard there were two people arrested in Ontario that were from Florida. They weren’t self quarantining. 

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9 hours ago, AKwelder said:

Wife went to see our new grand baby and visit the daughter. Long story short. She is coming home now.  Okay. So wife packs here up and heads for the farm. Calls me, and my adventure begins

Yesterday I flew in to Minnesota, today I put the wife, daughter, baby, and youngest boy on the plane back to Alaska. Later this week I am loading the car the wife picked up and driving to Alaska.  Yeah, wonderful timing, thank goodness Alaskan going home are considered essential.  So there will be pictures and me driveling 

Safe travel to all!

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10 hours ago, poor farmer/logger said:

That’s a beautiful drive that I’d like to make one day. I’ve beem up as far as fort St. John but that’s it. 

Which way you coming up from Minot?

Hope you have a safe trip. It’s to bad you have to do it through this covid stuff, takes some of the fun out of it for sure.  My cousin just came up from Florida she’s from here originally  and came back to help look after her dad. They had to bring a camper in for her to stay in for her 2 week quarantine. Heard there were two people arrested in Ontario that were from Florida. They weren’t self quarantining. 

I think I am going up though portal and on to Saskatoon, on to Edmonton.  They are getting pretty strict on the quarantine and COVID. I called the border people, and will be limited on what I am allowed to do.  When ever possible I need to buy gas at the pump, get food from a drive in, and so on.  I have been requested to bring enough food so I do not need to shop, informed we are not allowed to recreate at all (travel thru and keep to myself) and and self quarantine in my car basically.  
 

yeah, this ought to be a interesting trip

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1 hour ago, RichardDSalyer said:

Safe travel to all!

Thank you

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thank you all.  Hanging around with my parents a couple days before heading north.

 

and shipping weights while I figure which parts I can squeeze in the car with all my kids crap

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There’s lots of crazies out there so stay safe. Police in Saskatoon were asking people to quit reporting out of province license plates. Was talk of people vandalizing plates from the us as well. This has really brought out the crazy in some people.

Its a shame you’ll only be a 120 miles from me but I don’t think I’ll be able to get away from work. Been trying to get away for a quad ride and haven’t even managed that yet lol. 

Have a safe trip message me if you have any trouble is Sask and I can help what I can. 

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21 hours ago, poor farmer/logger said:

There’s lots of crazies out there so stay safe. Police in Saskatoon were asking people to quit reporting out of province license plates. Was talk of people vandalizing plates from the us as well. This has really brought out the crazy in some people.

Its a shame you’ll only be a 120 miles from me but I don’t think I’ll be able to get away from work. Been trying to get away for a quad ride and haven’t even managed that yet lol. 

Have a safe trip message me if you have any trouble is Sask and I can help what I can. 

Yeah, it is just a bad time to visit.  And I sure don’t make this run very often, but this is the third time and I already have another trip coming in a few years, so who knows. Maybe we can catch up then

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Well we went and got the weights. Bought them just a few miles from here

 

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palleted them up and we will deliver to the trucking company today

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saw this at the airport.  Salt sure is rough on vehicles in Minnesota 

 

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laying down in Watson Lake Yukon Territory. 
 

 

Left my parents house on Saturday, drove just under 500 miles to see my sister.  Left Minot ND at 7:30 am on Sunday, home tomorrow night, total of 3,000 plus miles

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2 minutes ago, AKwelder said:

laying down in Watson Lake Yukon Territory. 
 

 

Left my parents house on Saturday, drove just under 500 miles to see my sister.  Left Minot ND at 7:30 am on Sunday, home tomorrow night, total of 3,000 plus miles

You’re almost in home territory now lol. Sounds like you’re making good time. Hopefully it’s been a uneventful trip with some nice scenery.  Take any pics along the way??

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Home just a short time ago.

 

took some pictures but I was driving, so not to many. I will get them posted later this week.  Thank you for all the well wishes everyone 

 

Minot ND to Fairbanks AK, a little over 2500 miles, in 61 hours

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9 minutes ago, poor farmer/logger said:

Good to hear you’re back safe and sound. That’s a long haul to do in a short time. Certainly takes some of the fun out of it. 

Yeah, the pace sure killed most of the fun.  I drove 15 to 16 hours a day, slept, and hit the road again.  Since I was moving and focused (And COVID) I didn’t do much tourist or fun stuff, just a lot of windshield 

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4 hours ago, RichardDSalyer said:

Return home just in time for the earthquake.  How far from you was the quake?

Just saw it on the net,  I never noticed it, but it may have been over 800 miles away. From what I saw it was way south and out to sea and that’s over a 500 mile drive.

Heck it might have been closer to Troy than me. I do see they activated the Tsunami warning network, yikes

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2 hours ago, Wes806 said:

Glad to hear that you made it safely.

Thank you

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Some road pictures

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The co pilot 

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More pictures 

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yeah, go 530 miles and continue straight 

 

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going over the Rockies

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share the road, saw lots of them for a stretch, like four or five herds and one was maybe 50 string

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I was really happy to see less than 1000 miles to go at this pint

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