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THEBigLarry

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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #120 on: July 23, 2013, 09:29:26 PM »
Just bring some Halibut back to the lower 48.  We will have the grill hot when you get here.  Look forward to hearing more about Alaska soon.
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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #121 on: July 23, 2013, 10:50:43 PM »
  I tell everyone you have to be a "Philadelphia Lawyer" to fish in Alaska. You can be fishing on one side of the river and the other side has different regulations.
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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #122 on: July 24, 2013, 12:20:10 AM »
  Going back halibut fishing Thursday. If I don't eat it all before I make Oklahoma. Gary and I are going Salmon fishing in the morning.

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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #123 on: July 24, 2013, 11:15:58 PM »
   Pictures of the dip netters at the mouth of the Kenai River. The other is of our salmon catch for today. Tomorrow we are off Halibut fishing.
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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #124 on: July 26, 2013, 05:42:36 PM »
  I guess everyone is getting tired of fish but I have to post this one of yesterdays Halibut trip. The tides were worst ever for fishing but I was lucky enough to catch this one. Only 3 fish taken in all day on the boat.
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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #125 on: July 26, 2013, 07:00:11 PM »
That's some nice Halibut, Henry.  Makes my mouth water!  Great pics!

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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #126 on: July 26, 2013, 07:35:22 PM »

Henry:

If you can't handle all that Halibut just bring it on down!

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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #127 on: July 26, 2013, 10:44:22 PM »
X2!

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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #128 on: July 26, 2013, 11:57:48 PM »
   I think I will be able to handle it just fine. Took a day off and rested today. Might be back to fishing tomorrow. Can't believe the weather here. It has been great with very little rain. The locals say its the best weather they have had in years. Had a little rain in the night for the first time in a couple of weeks but turned off clear all day. We will be in Soldotna until Monday and then back to Anchorage for the night and on to Valdez. Hope to do some fishing there also.
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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #129 on: July 28, 2013, 09:30:29 PM »
HI Henry and Margaret:  We loved hearing from you today!  Got on the webpage to find your Notes.  Looks like you guys are having the time of your lives!  Love it.  Love the pictures and I can hardly wait till it's our turn!!  Only a few more years and we'll be right behind ya!  I told Bruce what you said about the steering wheel and we ran out in the garage and sure enough, You were right!!! The steering wheel of the jeep turns easily without the key!  Thanks for the info.  Now we know how to pull that little "TOAD".  Love this site so we'll be watching your travels.  Looking forward to seeing you guys on your way back down to the lower 50!  Be safe.
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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #130 on: July 28, 2013, 10:08:52 PM »
Henry:


Are you eating all that fish? It would take a lot of freezers to bring it back to the lower 48.

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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #131 on: July 29, 2013, 12:42:24 AM »
Jeff we are eating all we can. We have had some smoked and tomorrow dropping some off to be canned at Indian Valley Cannery. They will ship it back to us via USPS flat rate. Maybe we will have some for QZ.
  Deby,I see  you found the site. Glad to be of help on the Jeep. I pull mine with the keys in my pocket and transfer case in neutral, transmission  in park. See you guys on our way home. Oh! We live in our home, almost forgot.
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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #132 on: July 31, 2013, 12:05:37 PM »
Yes, Thanks Henry, you were very helpful and informative about the jeep.  May save us lots of trouble in the future.  Hey, let us know when you are leaving Alaska so we can clear our schedule while you are here.  Very excited to see you guys.  I am going to invite the Folks up to visit too.....see if I can get Leon to drive that new car up here.  HA  Looking forward to some fireside chats. 
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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #133 on: August 03, 2013, 01:47:34 PM »
  We are like Susie, Having to much fun to post. We have been in Valdez for the past 4 days and plan on moving on to Copper Center Monday. Hopefully I can find a few pieces of Diamond willow for some walking sticks.
  Lots of things to do here in Valdez. Today is the start of Gold Rush Days with a free fish fry tonight. We have been on the Columbia Glacier cruise and made several run out to the fish hatchery to view the fish and the Bears feeding on them. The fish are so thick I believe you could walk on them. Yesterday I went down from the hatchery about 1/4 mile and caught and release fish for a solid hour. I must have caught 25.
  We have seen Bears, Killer Whales,Sea lions,Eagles & Otters. Here are a few pics of the Valdez area
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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #134 on: August 03, 2013, 02:22:33 PM »
Your beautiful photos are sure making me want to return to Alaska.  Thank you so much for taking the  time to share. 

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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #135 on: August 03, 2013, 02:53:08 PM »
Your beautiful photos are sure making me want to return to Alaska.  Thank you so much for taking the  time to share. 

Betty

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Why not? Next year?

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Henry,
Please leave some of the good weather for next year! We loved Valdez.

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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #136 on: August 03, 2013, 04:14:56 PM »
Wow Henry, more great pics!  You and Margaret look like you are having the time of your life.  I can't wait to go, but it's many years away for me before I can take that much time off.  But i am keeping notes of where to go and what to see.  Hope I have your success when I go fishing there.  Thanks for taking the time to post your adventures with all of us.

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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #137 on: August 03, 2013, 05:46:08 PM »
Valdez is one of our favorite places in Alaska. As your pictures show, there is a lot to do and see there. Can't wait to get back.
Thanks for the beautiful pictures and accounts of your adventure.
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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #138 on: August 03, 2013, 06:22:01 PM »
Thanks too all for your reply's. Gary and Andra came by this morning and we headed for the hatchery and caught some Pink Salmon.I didn't care to much for the color of the fish after cleaning them so I pawned my share off on Gary. They say the are very good smoked or canned.
   I hope everyone who comes to Alaska the next few years has the same luck with the weather. Today is the first day that it has rained on us during the trip. We have had a couple of showers at night. Thanks again to everyone for your reply's
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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #139 on: August 03, 2013, 07:45:02 PM »
Great pictures Henry. I also want to go there as soon as possible. What a beautiful part of USA. Wildlife is what I love to see mainly. And yes, fishing.
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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #140 on: August 03, 2013, 09:52:21 PM »
DW says that Alaska is one place where it doesn't make a bit of difference whether it is raining or sunny, She loves it for the beauty.
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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #141 on: August 04, 2013, 12:15:32 AM »
    Found Elvis today at the Gold Rush Days in Valdez. He sings rain or shine.
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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #142 on: August 05, 2013, 02:30:36 AM »
Another fishing Bear, taken today in Valdez.
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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #143 on: August 05, 2013, 11:58:30 AM »
    Yesterday we celebrated Margaret and Andra's birthdays. Both born on August 4th, 21 years apart. Gary and I gathered up what funds we had left from our Alaskan trip and took the girls to The last of the "Gold Rush Days" for a free hot dog and pink salmon grill. We all settled in around a campfire with new RV friends Kathy & Randy.
 Heading out to Tok this morning in the rain.
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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #144 on: August 05, 2013, 12:04:00 PM »
Henry, looks like a fantastic time.  Thanks for keeping the pictures coming.

Tell Andrea and Gary hello for us and wish Andrea and Margaret a happy birthday.

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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #145 on: August 05, 2013, 11:21:23 PM »
Thanks Mike and I will be telling them Hello from you. We are in Tok,Ak. tonight and plan on crossing the Canadian border tomorrow.
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THEBigLarry

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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #146 on: August 25, 2013, 06:39:55 AM »
 :) Thanks to Henry & Margaret for stopping by Oklahoma City for a few days and sharing
their bounty of Halibut and Salmon with us flat landers.  It sure was good.  We enjoyed hearing
about the Alaskan trip and it makes me want to do it myself.  We look forward to crossing trails
with them again in Quartzite.  Good times, Good friends.
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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #147 on: August 25, 2013, 08:49:41 PM »
Hey Henry and Margaret please stop also here in Sydney Olga and I love salmons also. And Larry we can go to Alaska together mate.
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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #148 on: August 31, 2013, 09:15:30 AM »
  We have finally made it back to our home area. I did a fast trip back thur Canada and stopped at Glacier National Park for several days. Then on to Rocky Mountain National Park. Visited with the Cotie's and did a jeep run thur Argentina Pass. We visited Breckenridge and Boulder with the Cotie,s.
  We then went to Oklahoma and visited with Larry and Loretta. Visited the site of the Oklahoma Bombing at night. Very moving. We are now at Forrest Retreat RV park next where the grand kids will be showing their animals next week at the Montgomery Country Fair.
   We had a great trip to Alaska, beautiful weather and lot of help from our RV and Forum friends who made this trip a success. Thanks to everyone.
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Re: Mile Zero to Alaska
« Reply #149 on: August 31, 2013, 09:57:08 AM »
Congratulations on a successful trip Henry.
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