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Old 07-01-2015, 07:49 PM   #41
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I'm having a great Canada Day in Juneau, Alaska. Managed to think ahead and bring my flag with me so I could fly it today. I must be among those 3 or 4 Canadians who actually fly a flag. It always amazes me at the difference between Americans and Canadians when it comes to hoisting the flag.

Love these long hours of daylight although they take some getting used to. Sundown at midnight and sun rise a couple of hours later, love it. Although now that we're much more South than Fairbanks and the sun sets just after 10:00 p.m.

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Well done, Ron.
And that Solar on a pole is looking good. I'm assuming it works as well, with the ability to make azimuth and altitude adjustment!
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Well done, Ron.
And that Solar on a pole is looking good. I'm assuming it works as well, with the ability to make azimuth and altitude adjustment!
Yes, it's working really well. At the higher latitudes its never been "flat".

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Old 07-01-2015, 08:45 PM   #43
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I'm having a great Canada Day in Juneau, Alaska.
I was in Juneau just a couple weeks ago, and 2 weeks ago today met with Tom (StarvingHyena) for supper with the gang (8 of us), then he took me out to listen to some folks jamming at the Alaskan Hotel. Tom is a great guy, and lots of fun was had. Look him up if you are there for a while. He was at the rally trailerless (has 17 on order), not sure if you met him there.

I would love to hear more about your trip, Ron. I hope you plan to do up some kind of trip report, as Alaska is one of our first major RV trips when time allows. I have thought to take the Marine Highway down to Alaska, down through Sitka, Petersburg and Ketchican. There seems to be some camping available.
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I must be among those 3 or 4 Canadians who actually fly a flag. It always amazes me at the difference between Americans and Canadians when it comes to hoisting the flag.
That's interesting. I would think Canadians would want to fly it proudly. They've much to be proud of.
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That's interesting. I would think Canadians would want to fly it proudly. They've much to be proud of.
We are very proud of our country, at least the most of us. I think we are just generally more laid back, and not too many feel the need to wave a flag to show it. To be honest, it is not something I have really ever though of doing, though it might be a great conversation starter throughout the US.
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We are very proud of our country, at least the most of us. I think we are just generally more laid back, and not too many feel the need to wave a flag to show it. To be honest, it is not something I have really ever though of doing, though it might be a great conversation starter throughout the US.
Yeah, that's probably true about alot of things besides the flag, Jim. Americans have a reputation (I believe partially undeserved) for brashness.
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I'm having a great Canada Day in Juneau, Alaska. Managed to think ahead and bring my flag with me so I could fly it today. I must be among those 3 or 4 Canadians who actually fly a flag. It always amazes me at the difference between Americans and Canadians when it comes to hoisting the flag.

Love these long hours of daylight although they take some getting used to. Sundown at midnight and sun rise a couple of hours later, love it. Although now that we're much more South than Fairbanks and the sun sets just after 10:00 p.m.

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Hey, my sister's in Juneau today. Tell her hi for me!
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I would love to hear more about your trip, Ron. I hope you plan to do up some kind of trip report, as Alaska is one of our first major RV trips when time allows. I have thought to take the Marine Highway down to Alaska, down through Sitka, Petersburg and Ketchican. There seems to be some camping available.
Funny you should mention that, that's the route that we're departing on tonight.

Then on to Prince Rupert and inland.

Yes, I'll do a summary with a few photos when I'm home.

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Funny you should mention that, that's the route that we're departing on tonight.

Then on to Prince Rupert and inland.

Yes, I'll do a summary with a few photos when I'm home.

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Certainly looking forward to hearing your experience doing this part of the trip. I may have to bug you further at the rally next year too.
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