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    Default Alaska was great, just like America !!

    This was our second trip up there and it was GREAT.

    Everybody spoke English, they took American money, and they didnít even ask for our passports. We had a GREAT time, but it's nice to be back on the good old U.S. of A.

    We're already booked for next year.

    Give me a day or two and I'll post some pictures.
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    southern california...kind of explains the rest of the post.

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    And our igloo was noisy, the penguins kept us up at night
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    Glad you enjoyed your visit comrade. Remember any fish you may have brought back is known to the people's republic of California to cause Cancer

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    Yeah, we're getting tired of circling the wagons every night here in Wyoming so we're planning to move to Alaska...

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    ALASKA IS WHAT "AMERICA" USED TO BE! Being from California, you probably won't understand that.
    I am glad you are happy to be back home, I just wish you would have taken some of the other ones with you.
    J/K hehehehe

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    Lets LOL and not end up in the dirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ysr_racer View Post
    This was our second trip up there and it was GREAT.

    Everybody spoke English, they took American money, and they didnít even ask for our passports. We had a GREAT time, but it's nice to be back on the good old U.S. of A.

    We're already booked for next year.

    Give me a day or two and I'll post some pictures.
    I went so so-cal once ...it was just like America! They spoke English, took American money, and they didn't even ask for our passports! Had a great time, and man! What BEACHES! WOW!

    Brian
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    The joke's on you. Everybody down here speaks Spanish
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    I went to LA last Oct and English is definately a second language! I know you had a great time and beat the heat!! I'd be taking off for my 16th trip up this year if the **** tickets weren't so expensive. So the penguins kept you up? Last time I was up there the aligators were so bad all the penguins were holing up in the beaver lodges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ysr_racer View Post
    The joke's on you. Everybody down here speaks Spanish
    What movie was that in? "You're in America now ...speaka Spanish." Funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trapperrick View Post
    I'd be taking off for my 16th trip up this year if the **** tickets weren't so expensive.
    We buy our tickets in Oct for the following year. Alaska Airlines has huge sales then.
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    Talking The view from up here . . .

    Web posted Sunday, August 5, 2007 (for the complete article: http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stor...ple_3334.shtml)

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    With summer half over, we're nearing the point where Alaska's state motto can go back to being "The Great Land," or "The Last Frontier" (or is it "North to the Future?" I can never remember), rather than "It's nice to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there."

    The latter is what the state becomes to the hordes of tourists who flock here to photograph ó and eat, if they get the chance ó our critters and gawk at our scenery, usually while blocking our roads.

    That's fine. I generally don't mind tourists. They're a sign of how amazing Alaska is in the summer, kind of like a hangover can be a sign that a great time was had the night before. (, , , )

    Another benefit of Alaska is our annoyances are seasonal so we don't have to put up with them year-round. Smog is forever, but minus 20 degree weather is fleeting.

    Thankfully, so are elitist tourists.

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    The less Alaska is like America and the more it stays Alaska the better.

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    Hah! I'm from Calgary, and in my first road trip up here, I was wondering if Alaska would be more similar to Canada in culture (since it is SURROUNDED BY IT), than to the rest of the USA. Boy was I wrong! You guys even have the southern accents!! And now that I've lived here 9 months I've met a lot of people who moved up here from the lower 48... some of them even flew up!! They didn't even PASS THROUGH Canada! Man, that should be a right of passage... enjoy that $5/gallon gas... that's where you're headed! Haha...
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernalberta View Post
    Hah! I'm from Calgary, and in my first road trip up here, I was wondering if Alaska would be more similar to Canada in culture (since it is SURROUNDED BY IT), than to the rest of the USA. Boy was I wrong! You guys even have the southern accents!! And now that I've lived here 9 months I've met a lot of people who moved up here from the lower 48... some of them even flew up!! They didn't even PASS THROUGH Canada! Man, that should be a right of passage... enjoy that $5/gallon gas... that's where you're headed! Haha...
    Where there's oil, there are southern accents. Texas, Oklahoma, etc have sent a lot of oil folks here over the years.

    And yup ...we drove the Alcan and paid those fuel prices ...for a 6 mpg U-haul plus trailer, and 12 mpg pickup w/boat on a trailer. I think we're part owners of Canada now

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    Nice post Marcus! I would have to agree!

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernalberta View Post
    Hah! I'm from Calgary, and in my first road trip up here ....

    You can't drive to Alaska from Canada. Alaska's an island


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    Alaska is truely the best state... where else can you go to almost any steam and catch salmon or view natural wildlife without seeing anyone else around?

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