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    Oak Hill, FL
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    previously Designed Note Cards, Sewing, Travel, Books, Crafts...Weaving!

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  1. Escapees Boot Camp 2-4 February, so yes North Ranch will be crowded for that short time. Suspect there are available sites if you head up here. Safe Travels.
  2. Hey Rick and Susan, How close to Wickenburg? We (and The Brett's, Haagsma's, and Johnston's, Penner's and a couple of HDT Lot Owners are in Escapees North Ranch, Congress. (12 miles from W)
  3. WOW, God Bless Them! That is wonderful to still have your folks on the farm. We (Raymond and I) will arrive Bellingham RV Park 8 September for a week. IF you need some help, I'd love to come out and help. We are currently in Tok, Alaska and will begin heading South tomorrow. Still hoping to catch the Aurora Borealis the next couple of nights before we get down to some serious moving South. LOL My personal email is: Jags1fan@gmail.com Let me know if you want some free help.
  4. Raymond and I plan to leave Flathead Lake, Rollins, MT Wednesday 31 May and will be in Canada same day! Spending some time in Icefields Parkway and then 40 to Grand Prairie. Thanks, Darryl&Rita for the tips, we've been reading previous posts. Rotary Park sounds great, since we enjoy walking.
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    Alaska 2017

    Raymond and I are planning Alaska 2017, with extended time in Canada. Currently we are in Congress (North Ranch), AZ and will leave here around 1 April. Stops along the way North are not planned yet, but leaning toward travel on SR 93 with stops along the way. We toured AK in 2014 and spent weeks in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Seward, Chicken. This time we will concentrate on Palmer, Kenai Peninsula, Whittier, and all of the places we didn't see the first trip. Hope to exit AK at Chicken again, but this time in September and cross into Dawson, Yukon. We'll be staging from Flathead Lake, MT. Hope to see other HDTers along the way.
  6. We are planning to be in Alaska and Western Canada this Summer! Currently Raymond and I are in North Ranch, Congress, AZ until the end of March. We'll start a slow, sightseeing along the way while we head North probably 1 April. Stopping in Rollins, MT to drop off some forbidden items before we cross into Canada. So many areas we didn't see in 2014, that we hope to see this time. We plan to exit via Chicken, AK to Dawson City, CA in September. Hoping to linger up there long enough to catch Northern Lights, but that depends totally on the weather. Hoping to see lots of HDTers along the way. Safe Travels to All.
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    2017 Alaska

    From the early comments, it appears it's going to be a grand time going to and from Alaska next Summer! Look forward to a trip filled with friends along the way. Love the change from flexible to FLUID, Charlie. I commented that we were planning to return to Canada this year, but as we are on a 2 weeks wait list for service and waiting on Dometic AC replacement we have decided no Canada return for us this year. Instead, we are going to hang out and see more of Lake Superior area and a few hundred miles East of here along upper WI and some of Upper Penin Michigan. Then, we'll head West to be in Denver by 14 September.
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    2017 Alaska

    Yes, HoneEagle, we visited the Bush Plane Museum, SSM Museum and Art Gallery. Lots to do there. We had no issues with electric at all.
  9. jags1fan

    2017 Alaska

    YES, MnTom, we are at Hoffman's - even still. LOL Weather got really dicey last weekend too. Glad it was only a few hours.
  10. Raymond and I are about 40 miles South of Duluth, MN, for an undetermined length of time. Waiting on a new Dometic AC to arrive and on a 2 weeks wait list for Service of a few other things. Having fun exploring this area! Got our $3 parking pass so we don't get in trouble when we go Agate hunting. LOL Duluthboats.com give all of the arrival and departure times of the HUGE ships that come in to Ports @ Duluth, MN, Superior, WI, and Two Harbors, MN....and that's always interesting. Weather is mid 70s and low 50s at night. We, too, have pretty much decided to stay in the USA the rest of the Summer (instead of going back to finish exploring Canada). But, now, we are thinking of hanging around Lake Superior and over toward Upper Peninsula of MI before we head West for the Winter. BOOKED at Cherry Creek State Park so we can spend time with our daughter 14-27 September. LONG overdue visit. Safe Travels to all.
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    2017 Alaska

    As most of you know, RV travel sometimes makes us change our plans and head a different direction. This has happened to us this year with our former plans of heading through Canada to Alaska, this summer. We were delayed leaving Crossville by more than 2 weeks and now, after only being in Canada 12 days we are back in the good ole' USA. We entered Canada at Sault Ste Marie and stayed at Bill and Joan Richard's Beautiful KOA in SSM, Ontario. IF you are in that area, do not miss staying with them. The city of Sault Ste Marie, ON, has tons of places to visit. We already want to return there! On the 7th of June, we headed to Thunder Bay. Stopped in a small campground at Nipigon, ON (I posted to the HDT Campgrounds) and that night the temp dropped to 32 degrees. Our Heat Pump started tripping the breaker each time it tried to start. No problem....Furnace worked great!!!! LOL Anyway, we decided we would spend the scheduled 3+ nights in Thunder Bay ( another city with lots to do) and made contact with a service center just South of Duluth, MN to get our Heat Pump checked and fixed. So THANKFUL we have an extended full service warranty on it. It will be replaced. Arrived Kerrick, MN on Sunday 12 June. Cute little campground on Oak Lake, although small the owner was right: we do fit. View of Oak Lake out our windows is GREAT, even though it's foggy, windy and 54. So, we are catching up on things that can only be handled in the USA. NOW to the real news from us: With this additional delay, we have decided to not go to Alaska this Summer. We hope and are planning on going next Summer. We will travel through Canada with limited sightseeing in Canada along the way, and spend the majority of our time in Alaska. Can you say -- a whole month in 1 area of Alaska? YEP - another relaxed way to see as much as we can see. Although, in 2014 we did cover the majority of Anchorage, Fairbanks, Seward and Chicken, there is so much more to see. So, I put up this new thread. It sounds to me like Canada and Alaska will be filled with HDTers next year!!!! Should be a FUN TIME!!!!! As soon as the work is done here, we are heading back to Canada for the Summer. I'm looking forward to a more relaxed, stay as long as we want, in more cities than we had planned for this year. We will slowly make our way from Thunder Bay West to Jasper and then Banff. Probably won't take the whole summer, so we are thinking we will cross to USA, somewhere in WA State and visit NW Washington..Whidbey Island, Olympia, etc. as time permits. We are free to do whatever until mid September when we plan to be in Denver. So, as full time HDTers, Raymond and I try to always stay flexible and not get rattled with changes. This is a wonderful adventure and we are so thankful to be able to enjoy now and for as long as we can. Safe travels to everyone and God Bless You All.
  12. Raymond and I are @ Stillwater Park Campground (www.stillwater.ca), Nipigon, Ontario. Just an overnight here, but FHU hookups plus WiFi that zooms. We left Bill and Joan Richard's KOA this morning- what a wonderful week we spent there and enjoyed Sault Ste Marie, ON. Heading to Thunder Bay, ON tomorrow for 3 nights. LOTS to see and do there. Safe Travels everyone!
  13. jags1fan

    ALASKA 2016

    Thanks to everyone adding insights and information to this thread. I'm ready to "hit the road", but we have 1 more month at home base in FL to finish up some things. Crossville TN for April and then we will begin heading West! Looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new friends at the ECR. Still have not decided where we plan to cross into Canada this year. In 2014, we crossed just North of St Mary, Montana (East Glacier side) and that was a great experience. On our return trip we picked a crossing too close to Vancouver (because we were heading to Seattle area) -- you can bet we won't do that again. 1 hour wait - but no holdups once we were at the "crossing guard window". Really would like to see some of Saskatchewan this time, Lake Louise/Banff area, Prince Rupert - but again, haven't decided if that on the way going or coming. THANK YOU, JEMSTONE, for reminding everyone to get a copy of the Milepost. We found that invaluable on the 2014 trip. 2016 Milepost is out off the press now! Got our copy last week. Hope to cross paths with everyone this summer in Canada or Alaska, or along the way. Post as often as you can, so we can find each other. MAYBE we should use this thread to continue the posts of where we are and what wonderful sights your are seeing??? There is a TRUCKER Fuel stop we always use in Whitehorse. Talk to the owner and he'll give you a discount...and mention our name (Raymond/Janet Church) we used him both ways in '14 and told him we'd share the information. Felt comfortable using a fueling stop where truckers go....sure to get fresh fuel, right? Dawson Creek had a Flying J (or something) -- I will get Raymond to post the information on this thread about fuel stops we found. Safe travels to all. Enjoy your adventures all along the way!
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    ALASKA 2016

    Love the Pictures! Thanks for sharing!!!
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