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Old 07-14-2011, 02:25 AM   #15
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Thanks so much, all!

Re-reading my posts, I realized that I totally forgot an entire post of our travel portions from Banff to Whitehorse in Canada. I can't edit the posts now, so I'll post that portion below:
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The next morning, we did the drive from Banff to Jasper, Alberta, Canada, which was every bit the spectacular drive it's been described as being. A stop at the beautiful Peyto Lake, at the runoff of a glacier, where the lake is crimson greenish emerald blue:

Waterfalls along the way:

Another glacier along the highway:

One of many bear sightings during the trip:

The afternoon started more of the big push home. Banff to home in Alaska is almost right at 2,000 miles. Originally, the plan was to do them in 4 days, doing 500 miles at a pop. However, as I suspected might happen, after being on the road for a week and a half at that point, we started feeling the fatigue of the road, and ended up taking 5 days for the rest. As those who have driven the Alaska-Canada (Alcan) Highway can attest, it's in pretty good shape now, but there are LOTS of portions that have some rather significant jolts and bumps. These get rather tiresome, both physically and mentally. Lots of longer drives. Some with very pretty mountains and scenery on the side, others just plodding and weaving through the forest and hills.
Stayed the night at Dawson Creek, (yes, that's the name) which is the famous start of the Alcan Highway. Wish I had taken a picture of the "Milemarker Zero" sign. The next night, we pooped out at Muncho Lake (yes, that also the real name) which was a gorgeous huge mountain lake. Stayed the night on a hillside, with this as the morning view we woke up to, and then had breakfast under the awning on the lakeside.

Another of the bear sightings:

And then a grocery stop and rest break at the "Signpost Forest". Interesting, and bigger than I thought it was going to be:

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Thanks for serving!!!! Love the pics!!! There's nothing like quality time with your family! That will make one heck of a family picture album!!
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Old 07-14-2011, 04:27 AM   #18
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:18 PM   #19
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Wecome home and hope you don't have to go back.
What a great trip. Just looking at your pictures I recognized most of them as a place we have been to.
We take each grandkid when there 14 years old on a RV trip. So far they all loved it. Have even taken some as old as 17 for short trips.
I think you'll really like RVing. We have been doing it 11 years now and never hope to stop.
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A great story and pictures of your trip. Glad you were able to enjoy the HARD ROCK here in the Tulsa area.

Safe travels in the future folks.

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Welcome home and thank you for your service!

And thanks for your travel log...great memories for sure.
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Thanks for serving and thanks for sharing this trip. Great post!
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A Big Hug to you for your service......I loved loved loved the pictures and the narrative....Hopefully some day ...sigh........
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First off, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!! I enjoy my freedom VERY much and really APPRECIATE those who make it possible for me. Second, what a great writer and photo artist you are, great description, I have been on almost all of that trip and you paint such an accurate picture it brings back many memories. I am so glad that you have got your priorities straight and you and your family have started such an incredible trip through life. Enjoy and keep us informed.
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