/ If you were in Alaska for the first time, where would you go and what would you do? #21
- Jul 31, 2017
- North Tx
- 841 ford,MF65,Cub Lowboy,,Ford 600
Funny you should ask,we are flying to Vancouver in two weeks for our second trip since 1999. First trip we took a 74 Bronco on the Marine Hi-way and was spending alot getting it off of and back on boats so we wound up storing it and hiring locals for ground transportation as needed most of trip. Trains service deep into state and we rode those some. Landscape and wildlife were highlights of trip with locals coming in as close thirds. I'm a hardline advocate of self sufficiency and that was something I had in common with majority of locals. Hollywood depicted Alaskans in "The Last Frontier" far better than they depict Texans in shows set in Texas. When a machine or appliance gives out they stash it in a junk yard. It's expensive and takes a long time to get repair parts so they scavenge junk yards for parts. They do it out of necessity, I do it because I was born into poverty and never got over it.Also, what time of year? I have always wanted to go and might finally make it next year. That’s a BIG state though…
My thought is to rent a small RV and do some touring. Maybe spend a day or two fishing.
I'm nearly 80 years old now so we are taking a cruise ship this go around. While in port and other members of my party are on land tours I'll be visiting a couple people I met in 99. I'm taking Bois-D-Arc wood to one that is an artist.