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Don & Char's Trip

from

Fairbanks, Alaska

to

St. Johnsville, New York

On June 23, 2004 Don and Char loaded up a large portion of their personal effects and drove from Fairbanks, Alaska to Saint Johnsville, NY in an effort to set up housekeeping in their second home.  The plan was for Don to drive the 40-foot diesel pusher motorhome and pull a 20-foot cargo trailer.  Char would follow in the GMC Envoy pulling a 12-foot cargo trailer.  They calculated the trip to be 4,500 miles and with an average of 450 miles per day they would be able to complete the trip in 10 days.

The first three days they drove through heavy smoke from the many forest fires in Alaska, Yukon and British Columbia.  Unfortunately during the whole trip they were in such a hurry that they did not take as many pictures as they would have liked to.

Below you can view some pictures of the trip.  Click on the pictures for an enlarged view.

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Day-1 rest stop in Delta Junction, Alaska Day-1 rest stop. Note the smoke from the forest fires. Day-1 fuel stop in Tok, Alaska Day-4 Don changes a flat tire on Char's trailer. Another view of Don changing the tire.
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The world's tallest structure is the KVLY-TV mast near Mayville, ND, at 2,063 ft.  It is so tall that the day we visited, the top protruded through the clouds.

The evening of day-9.  Taking a break at Wal-Mart.

The evening of day-9. Wal-Mart break continued.

Char and Daisy on day 10 just after our arrival.

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