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Old 06-15-2015, 10:19 PM   #21
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Old 06-15-2015, 10:22 PM   #22
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If you read more on that site I told you about it stated that you could get cheaper passage depending on where you boarded and other situations.

I didn't attempt to find the cheapest, I just picked the most northern city in the states and the southern point in Alaska. 2600 dollars one way----shoots that would be 5200 round trip not counting gas & such for the bus plus all else that goes with camping for an indeterminate amount of time.

Give me a break!!!!

I got curious so I plugged in some info for sh-ts & grins. I agree, it would probably be cheaper paying for a passport and gas and just drive on up. Clint watches many, many reality shows on Alaska and I know going there is on his imaginary (as of yet) bucket list.

Looking at the map it sure does seem like a beautiful drive up the coast. With a perfect view I sure wouldn't care how long it took, just as long as we're back in warmer climates when the cold weather hits.
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Old 06-15-2015, 10:36 PM   #23
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on the autobahn you would be limited to 100 KPH (62 MPH) and the right lane in a school bus, and the ticket for not staying in the right lane is really high
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Old 06-16-2015, 12:05 AM   #24
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Just load up the bus and Go to Alaska.
You won't regret it.
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Old 06-16-2015, 12:27 AM   #25
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Forty two years ago I took the ferry trip to Alaska in a Chevy 4x4 Suburban and then spent three months roaming and panning for gold. I drove the AlCan hwy back after the snows had begun--don't wait that long. I booked a cabin on the ferry as they would not let me access my vehicle in route and I didn't want to sleep standing up! If you get the chance to go--even if you have to cash in all your IRA's, go for it. The experience cannot be duplicated anywhere else. If you take your bus the hardest thing you'll have to do is to find a place to turn around! Food is expensive there. A friend who lives in Eagle just mentioned that he pays $1 per uncooked egg-they were only 50 cents when I was there. Jack

I've wanted to go for a long time. It is definitely on my to do list.
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Old 06-16-2015, 12:31 AM   #26
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If you read more on that site I told you about it stated that you could get cheaper passage depending on where you boarded and other situations.

I didn't attempt to find the cheapest, I just picked the most northern city in the states and the southern point in Alaska. 2600 dollars one way----shoots that would be 5200 round trip not counting gas & such for the bus plus all else that goes with camping for an indeterminate amount of time.

Give me a break!!!!

I got curious so I plugged in some info for sh-ts & grins. I agree, it would probably be cheaper paying for a passport and gas and just drive on up. Clint watches many, many reality shows on Alaska and I know going there is on his imaginary (as of yet) bucket list.

Looking at the map it sure does seem like a beautiful drive up the coast. With a perfect view I sure wouldn't care how long it took, just as long as we're back in warmer climates when the cold weather hits.
If I go, I will be taking my baby bus. I didn't measure it but I am guessing 22 feet. It looked like 17 and change for the bus and one person one-way. You are not allowed to stay in the bus during the trip. I saw pictures of people pitching tents on the deck. Interesting idea but I would rather stay in the bus.
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Old 06-16-2015, 07:47 AM   #27
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As it should be here in Alberta Canada on our four lane highways.

I just did a 4 hour trip on 16, a four lane highway that runs east west all the way across Canada in my 1986 Trans Am. That thing hates driving at under 75 m/h due to the gearing.

Way to many people think they just have the right to chose what ever lane they want, even if only going 40 m/h.

One province over in BC they are fining slow drivers for not staying in the right lane. I hope Alberta is next.

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I wish they'd do that here in Texas. Driving slow in the fast lane is dangerous.
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Old 06-16-2015, 10:31 AM   #28
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I wish they'd do that here in Texas. Driving slow in the fast lane is dangerous.

When I was in Texas, I didn't see any problems with slow cars in the fast lane. If you were in the way, a truck hauling hogs would be 2 feet off your back bumper until you moved over. Don't mess with Texas.

Not quite sure how this thread turned into a thread about speed and the Autobahn. If that's what you guys want to talk about, no problem.
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Old 06-16-2015, 07:59 PM   #29
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In FL, there was a law that was about to pass when Jeb B. shot it down. He refused to sign it. It would have allowed cops to ticket drivers for driving slow in the left lane and holding up traffic. Just one of his "pay me and I'll do whatever you want" ways. Just what we need in the big house. Sheesh. He postponed the restoration and preservation of the everglades even when the funds were there.
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