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Old 03-21-2015, 08:34 PM   #11
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I'm officially jealous. I loved our Summer 2013 trip and I'm looking forward to doing it again in 2016. Assuming our paths cross next winter, I'm willing to bet that your conclusion will be that you wish you'd had more time... just sayin'
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:36 PM   #12
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My blog from our trip may have some helpful information for you as well as a trip "wrap up". Let me know if you need the link.

Steve
Even if Jon doesn't ask for the link I'd appreciate it. We were hoping to go to the Escape Rally and then head to Alaska. It's not clear at the moment if we'll be able to but in the meantime we're starting to gather information etc.

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Old 03-22-2015, 01:04 AM   #13
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Even if Jon doesn't ask for the link I'd appreciate it.

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Hi Ron,
Here you go, Life Is Good Today!

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Old 03-22-2015, 09:26 AM   #14
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My blog from our trip....
Sounds like a great trip, Steve. As mentioned last year, this is one of our first excursions once we get a decent block of time to do it. Some good tips in your blog.

I did get a chuckle outta this excerpt. "Canadian drivers take many risks". After driving some of the LA area freeways, and around downtown NYC, methinks these crazies exist everywhere.
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:24 AM   #15
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"Canadian drivers take many risks". After driving some of the LA area freeways, and around downtown NYC, methinks these crazies exist everywhere.
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Couldn't agree more with you especially since here in TX we have speed limits as high as 85mph!

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Old 03-22-2015, 10:53 AM   #16
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Those of us who frequent NYC don't drive downtown, that's for cabbies and tourists who don't know any better. If you look there are not many cabbies who can claim English as their native tongue, I write off their driving skills as being learned in a country with no rules of the road.
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Thanks for the web page & info.
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Old 03-22-2015, 06:11 PM   #18
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I think it's worth keeping in mind that most of Steve's comments, even if they are expressed as generalizations, are appropriately only about the part of the trip beyond where the vast majority of people would ever go. For an example, passing across double yellow lines is rare anywhere I've driven (which is most of the country), but two-lane highways in parts of northern Alberta where the road construction is lagging behind the traffic increase would be where you'll see it.

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Most highways in Canada and Alaska are 2 lane 55-65 mph, not interstates we are used to.
65 mph is 105 km/h; while there are limits higher than that in both Alberta and B.C., no two-lane has quite that limit in Alberta or B.C... or anywhere I've found in Canada. Some do have 100 km/h limits. Most long-distance travel across the western provinces is on divided 4-lane (or more) highways (primarily the Yellowhead, Trans-Canada, Alberta Hwy 2, and the Coquihala). In contrast, most border crossings along half the length of the Canada-U.S. border are two-lane highways on both sides of the border.
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