Having a struggle this go around. I remember taking the ferry from Bellingham, to haines in 2004, and driving to Sterling. Then drove all the way down to to Lynden, WA in 2010. Been in WA 3 years and 2 years ago I drove across to fish the fraiser valley. No criminal history changes all that time. Then one day I was driving over to meet someone for lunch. Because I didn't know the person's last name, (a gal I met online) the gal in the booth sends me inside. They run the make on me and then pull up my history going back to freakin college man. Never a felony, never a dui, drugs, no sex offender. I do have a WA CCL pistol lic. but that doesn't help. Guess I should have sent them the money when I had it a year ago and sent off my request for admission. I can' t drive through Canada, so my only other options are to ferry all the way to whittier at 2300 which I don't have, barge household goods probably cost me another grand if Im lucky. OR, I say the heck with it and sell my truck for 8300, fly up, rent a car from the AP, hopes that I can find a good running rig for under 7k. Get my housing situation going which shouldn't take me more than a month, IF, I can find the right rental in Mat Su then Barge my stuff up. I'd be homeless so that would suck but I've been homeless 5 months in the last 3 years and it is not fun. so, that ought to be enough excitement for me and my 3 yr old black lab 'eh? At 55, anyone think I would be crazy to attempt this? I know "it depends how bad I want to get back to AK" I mean I do, but I'm not as hungry for it this time around. I don't think this lower 48 is gonna survive 3 more years. I seriously believe it. Well, wish me God Speed, and maybe i'll have a road report when I make it back.