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RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

Here we are in Tok, and taking a weather stoppage before going to chicken. Weather report for chicken sez zero visibility fog today and rain for the next five days. Weather will be rainy in Dawson city for next five days also. Top of the world highway,dirt and gravel is a pill in good weather. Any body have first hand experience in rainy period. Are there washouts and slick surfaces Pops
traveylin 08/04/14 11:01am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

Not lost, buy your crab at the Fred meyer in soldatna. Section them into an eight quart or larger pot. Add a half inch of water, a cup of white wine, three tablespoons of lime juice and several good shakes of zaterans seasoning and steam with a cover for ten minutes. Use kitchen shears to split the shell. Dip the steamed crab into melted butter that has lime juice added. We do about three quarter pound per person. Serve with a glass of Chablis. Pops
traveylin 08/04/14 10:53am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Recommendation for Oil Change in AK

I used the jiffy lube across the street from the golden nugget campground. Our class a is two large for their work bays, so they use a slider to access underneathe like I used to many years ago when I changed oil myself. 150 dollars including synthetic pre oil. I am good till I get home in south texas. Pops
traveylin 08/04/14 09:21am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

Found excellant king crab at Fred Meyers in soldatna for 10.60$ per pound. All king crab is frozen, king crab at Fred,s is likely to be frozen many times less than the upscale grocery in Austin Texas. Wife and I had steamed crab two nights in a row at a five dollar a night fed campground east of soldatna. Pops
traveylin 07/31/14 08:40pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

Homer am is an intense halibute fishing destination and silver salmon. I went looking for king crab yesterday for supper and could find only one retail store selling uncooked seafood and their price for king crab was thirty two dollars a pound, twice the Valdez price almost. The Fred Meyers in soldatna has a fresh seafood market I will go this evening. Pops
traveylin 07/29/14 09:51am RVing in Canada and Alaska
Boy Scout border crossing

I see today news about a troop of Boy Scouts that were counciled about taking pictures at a us border crossing on their return from Alaska . There was no mention of which crossing. As I have to return also,I would like to know which so I can plan to avoid that crossing. Does anyone have info on this incident. I understand a senator is inquiring into the situation. Pops
traveylin 07/25/14 09:36am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

Fishing trip today was very good. Not long. Went west along the coast till some fantastic coastal islands that had to be nat geographic material. One with a hundred sea lions, one with a hundred thousand sea birds in the cliffs caught great Fish of every variety. Never find a more beautiful place. Pops
traveylin 07/23/14 09:19pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

In Seward currently which seems to be a major attraction for Alaskan Rv ears. A fish trip is scheduled for tomorrow with my sons in laws. Should be good and less structured than the typical charter..
traveylin 07/22/14 11:49am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

Smitty, I am sitting here in the Golden nugget cg in anchorage watching the cold rain and travelers hurrying to hook up and leave to get on to the next town on their list. Its not about the destination but rather the trip there and the stories we have as a result. My thoughts this morning are around the shorter days and how long we can stay. I need to fill propane tank for trip home. Got one more fishing trip out of seward planned. Can I get the wife to boondock without opening slideout or return to Whitehorse and south. Need to fix a couple of window chips and replace a piece of windshield washer tubing. Jiff lube says they will do the oil change. Gotta get to Fred Meyers. Way to much stuff. May need to just sit here another night. its all great pops
traveylin 07/19/14 10:19am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

leaving Valdez after staying for a week. Valdez will be one of out favorite stops for ever. west to Seward pops
traveylin 07/15/14 05:12pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

A note for the folks headed south to Whitehorse . I pulled over on the very nice looking shoulder for the wife to take a picture and had the right front wheel sink down to the axel tipping the class a precariously. I was able to back it out. The road looked good, well maintained. But the shoulder had been riddled with holes by ground squirrels. This occurred about fifty miles north of Whitehorse in the north bound side.
traveylin 07/12/14 10:03am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

Spell check converted soldatna to sold arena
traveylin 07/12/14 09:49am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

In Valdez this week at the adult camp watching the boats in and out in the dripping rain. On the plague at the shower house it describes sixty inches of rain a year and four hundred inches of snow. It truly is a rain forest. We added a sixth day here because it's great. Saw the walrus at the fish hatchery yesterday. Halibut trip tomorrow and glacier cruise Monday. Bear paw ii adult camp is really a find and after six grande on fuel the forty five bucks a night is great value. Sold arena area next week. Plan to leave Alaska third week of August prior to closures .
traveylin 07/12/14 09:47am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

Made it to Tok after 28 days of driving north ever north. Leaving the Yukon was memorable driving with the road condition. Met some very nice role call folks along the way and seen many bears. The next 6 weeks will be spent between Valdez and Homer. About 60 miles west of Whitehorse I pulled to the shoulder for bear pictures and promptly sunk the right wheel to the axel. The good looking shoulder had been burrowed by ground squirrels. Unhooking the toad, I was able to back out to firm ground after a lot of tension in the cabin. The bear watched the whole time and completely circled my recovery operation laughing his bare but off. traveylin
traveylin 07/06/14 11:02am RVing in Canada and Alaska
Soft shoulder stuck

Yesterday about an hour west of Whitehorse Yukon, we saw a brown bear and stopped to look and photo. As I pulled to the shoulder the right wheel sunk to the axel. Unhooked the toad and backed it out without damage to hydraulic jacks or front end cap. The shoulder did look in excellent condition but it was porous do to ground squirrel burrows. Backing out assured that the rear wheels stayed on firm ground and the sunk wheel tracked well. Trying to drive it out going forward would have made it worse pops
traveylin 07/06/14 10:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Informal survey supp brakes

An update for the informal survey. I have been out of wifi access for a while. At Dick's Campground in Great Falls there was a caravan gathering for the trip to Alaska and had 12 new or relativity new diesel class a lined up with toads. Some observations. 1 all but one had small cars used as toads. 2 Three used tow bars with ball type hitches 3 None used tow bars with reactive type brake actuators(like a uhaul trailor) 4 one had an air line for air brake assist? 5 talked to two folks, one said he did not use toad brakes because his MH had plenty of brake capacity. One said he did not use toad brakes because they were prone to failure. 6 The other may have been using toad brakes activitated by brake lite systems or not. Learn a lot by listening and watching pops
traveylin 06/25/14 08:31pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

Between Grand Prairie and Dawson today there was an rv'er that took the slow down approach to the extreme doing 40 in a 65 mph(klick converted) Had three class a with toad, a couple of 5th wheeler and 4 tank trucks backed up along with 6 cars. Would not pull over. His plates were European and he was a bit oblivious. its all good pops
traveylin 06/25/14 07:50pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

We are a little behind the crowd going north but it great just the same. We got into our first north woods campground about 40 miles north of lake louise and were with three other camper groups of two. One was a Harley biker pair from Vancouver not quite our age and great folks, another was two Europeans traveling on bicycles that took a bath in the creek and looked like a naked Aphrodite tripping through the woods and the third was two 80 year old guys from Goliad Texas that decided easter they should tent camp their way to Alaska. you meet the nicest people. Two miles down the road is a sign that sez turn here for the senic route to Alaska, and Dawson Creek is still about 150 miles ahead. pops
traveylin 06/24/14 06:21pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

Strong caution about reading the US Custom rules for declaring goods and services bought externally when going through the border. Don't do it. Following the rules literally is an impossible task. My first re-entry was while transiting from Japan to Saudia Arabia through Louisana and the declaration for the family 15 bags of luggage was 7 pages long. Custom agent suggested that we rewrite the document to a couple items that was covered under the exclusion, create less work and not suffer import duty. Fast forward after working internationally 25 years later at the Progresso border crossing, I had two bottles of liquior declared when one was allowed. I asked to pay the duty and was told to move on, pay the state tax on the two and not create work. The rules are written to be absolutely comprehensive and are enforced to prevent the serious stuff, like money laundering, gun running and drugs. Be sure to declare something to have a conversation with the agent, for his ability to evaluate you.IE dogs, ownership paper for vehicles, absence of fresh vegies and meat etc. He/she will not be interested in how many pair of new underwear you have on board. pops
traveylin 06/17/14 07:28am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

Made it to great falls mt today prior to the rain setting in. Dick's RV is well utilized tonight with two caravans assembling for about 40 rvers. Our role call Alaska signs are in the rear windows of rv and toad and sign forest sign is 40 % complete. Probably cross to Canada on wed. headed to Banff pops
traveylin 06/16/14 06:31pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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