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Old 08-11-2011, 08:53 AM   #533
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Well, Bob, Lee Lee, I've been following your travels with envy. We plan to again to return to Alaska. Unfortunately my only visit to there was for my brother's funeral. It was Winter so the majesty of what we saw took the some of the sting of my loss a little. As I mentioned earlier my nieces live in Anchorage. BUT I am afraid our return to Alaska will be by tradiional means, cruise and air as I would have to rethink our rig as what we have are not Alaskan safari road worthy. We will look forward to your 'slide show' at Jackson Rancheria in October. I know from now on you will not be using the excuse, "It's TOO far to drive" for not showing up to a rally.
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Sounds like P275/60R17

Bob: This is the tire on Max, the tow vehicle. (2001 Eddie Bauer 2X4 Expedition). I found the Michelins we have are no longer made . I think I will have to get the replacement tires at TireRack.com. As you found out they are difficult to come by.

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I have really enjoyed your adventures as well as the pictures you have shared with us all. Thanks doesn't convey my (our) appreciation for your ongoing blog.

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Bob: This is the tire on Max, the tow vehicle. (2001 Eddie Bauer 2X4 Expedition). I found the Michelins we have are no longer made . I think I will have to get the replacement tires at TireRack.com. As you found out they are difficult to come by.

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Hi, Randy. I had to buy P265/70R17 tires. They are abit taller and a bit narrower.
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Hi, dirigible. I'm glad you are enjoying our random trip; We are at Gig Harbor, Washington right now and headed west.
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Well, Bob, Lee Lee, I've been following your travels with envy. We plan to again to return to Alaska. Unfortunately my only visit to there was for my brother's funeral. It was Winter so the majesty of what we saw took the some of the sting of my loss a little. As I mentioned earlier my nieces live in Anchorage. BUT I am afraid our return to Alaska will be by tradiional means, cruise and air as I would have to rethink our rig as what we have are not Alaskan safari road worthy. We will look forward to your 'slide show' at Jackson Rancheria in October. I know from now on you will not be using the excuse, "It's TOO far to drive" for not showing up to a rally.
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Hi, Neil. I haven't thought about a slide show; Do you think people would actually want to watch one? This trip is a rough one and we expected worse. WIFI, here, is extremely weak, so I will have to do my updates at our next stop, or place that has a usable WIFI.
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of course we would like a slide show simular to what Lili does on her trips. Always enjoy seeing pictures of folks travel and trailers.. makes us feel like friends to share your good times that we cant go see. Kay
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Hi, Neil. I haven't thought about a slide show; Do you think people would actually want to watch one?
Well, maybe not after the first glass of wine or 2nd can of beer. Perhaps a 'loop' slide show on your laptop will get an audience......me for one....with glass in hand.

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Hi Bob, LeeLee, Dusty!!! just found your thread a couple of weeks ago!!! and of coarse, started at the begining until I realized it was from '09... opps... then moved to the end and am working backwards... can get very confusing doing that!!!!

Wanted to thank you guys for sharing all of this... I really need to learn how to post piccys.. maybe you can show me at Jackson!!! I know you explained it to me once, but I may be too dense... need hands on training... And, yes, a slide show sounds great!!! see you guys there...keep having fun and sharing with us all!!! byebye, gail
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Hi Bob, LeeLee, Dusty!!! just found your thread a couple of weeks ago!!! and of coarse, started at the begining until I realized it was from '09... opps... then moved to the end and am working backwards... can get very confusing doing that!!!!

Wanted to thank you guys for sharing all of this... I really need to learn how to post piccys.. maybe you can show me at Jackson!!! I know you explained it to me once, but I may be too dense... need hands on training... And, yes, a slide show sounds great!!! see you guys there...keep having fun and sharing with us all!!! byebye, gail
Slide show for Gail. I guess she doesn't drink.
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Day 42.

Hi, today we left Sand Point, Idaho and we made it to Gig Harbor, Washington. Things were going pretty smooth until we got to where the North 5 and the South 5 split. The traffic was backed up because the North and South Lanes were shared. People going North had to take a detour and the people going South should have smooth sailing, WRONG!!!! We were stuck for what seemed like hours and finally got to going at a normal speed after we passed a truck that was severely burned. Needless to say we arrived at Gig Harbor at O: dark 30. We had to do a night drop and couldn't get a WIFI code until 9:00 AM. This morning I got on line, but the signal was too weak to post very much. A few years ago while staying at Gig Harbor, I met this nice lady named Jane; Jane is a full timer and lives in an Argosy. Well last night, I walked the camp ground and she was still there. We had quite a nice long talk.

(1.) Wal-Mart in Coeur-D'- Alene, Idaho. Stopped there for supplies.

(2.) I like wind generators and this one was one of many that were very close to a rest stop. The rest stop was at the top of a long up hill pull, so Bob, Lee Lee, Dusty, and the Lincoln needed a break.

(3.) Space #14 at Gig Harbor.
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Day 43.

Hi, today we left Gig Harbor, Washington and made a few stops in Sequim, Washington. The first stop was for gas and this place was the cleanest and most beautiful gas station in the world. I wish we had taken pictures of it, but we didn't. Next we went to Costco and from there we went through Port Angeles, Washington. I saw a sign on the road and made a quick "U" turn because the sign said it would take us to the farthest point North/West of the lower 48 States. We made it to where we thought it was, but wasn't sure. I asked a local and he told me that we missed the point by about eight miles. We are sure glad that we turned around again and drove to this point. There you have to walk on a path for about a half mile for a fantastic view of this point in Cape Flattery. We took many pictures and I will post few for you to see.

(1.) A view of the camp ground where we are staying tonight.

(2.) This is a view taken from the farthest point of the walking path of the North/West point in Washington.

(3.) Another view from the same place as above.

(4.) This was a very unique looking tree on the path to the point. I think it looks like a candelabra.
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Hi, today we left Gig Harbor, Washington and made a few stops in Sequim, Washington. The first stop was for gas and this place was the cleanest and most beautiful gas station in the world. I wish we had taken pictures of it, but we didn't. Next we went to Costco and from there we went through Port Angeles, Washington. I saw a sign on the road and made a quick "U" turn because the sign said it would take us to the farthest point North/West of the lower 48 States. We made it to where we thought it was, but wasn't sure. I asked a local and he told me that we missed the point by about eight miles. We are sure glad that we turned around again and drove to this point. There you have to walk on a path for about a half mile for a fantastic view of this point in Cape Flattery. We took many pictures and I will post few for you to see.

(1.) A view of the camp ground where we are staying tonight.

(2.) This is a view taken from the farthest point of the walking path of the North/West point in Washington.

(3.) Another view from the same place as above.

(4.) This was a very unique looking tree on the path to the point. I think it looks like a candelabra.
Bob you know you drove within 1/2 mile of our house mid-way between Sequim and Port Angeles. I wish we could have been there to greet you but we are about 3000 miles away. Glad you enjoyed the gas station, which one was it? Is that campground at Sekiu or Klalaloch? A beautiful spot.

Our official family reunion is today so we will soon be back on the road. So far it has been dinners every night and lots of visiting and swapping stories with family not seen for years. It should quiet down tomorrow an we can get back to a more relaxed pace.

Have a safe trip home, Dan
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Bob you know you drove within 1/2 mile of our house mid-way between Sequim and Port Angeles. I wish we could have been there to greet you but we are about 3000 miles away. Glad you enjoyed the gas station, which one was it? Is that campground at Sekiu or Klalaloch? A beautiful spot.

Our official family reunion is today so we will soon be back on the road. So far it has been dinners every night and lots of visiting and swapping stories with family not seen for years. It should quiet down tomorrow an we can get back to a more relaxed pace.

Have a safe trip home, Dan
Hi, Dan. Hope your family reunion was great. Tried to post this morning, but WIFI was to weak to post anything. Yes, We did stay at the Sekiu camp ground. The gas station was a Chevron station and it was the first one in Sequim coming from the east.

(1.) This was the only picture that we got of the gas station.
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