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time2roll

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Posted: 09/15/20 10:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

With any luck it will be 2027 for me.
Hopefully there will still be some forests and wilderness along the drive by the time I go.


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Lwiddis wrote:

Mom and Pops may be best suited to surviving. Few if any business expenses for those that own the real property. Why the gloom and doom?


"Few if any business expenses for those that own the real property"

......never owned a small business, have you?


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Posted: 09/15/20 01:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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What's the situation with the Alaska Ferry (Marine Highway?). Can one start in Bellingham and have layovers in just Alaska ports and not Prince Rupert before continuing on land from Haines or Skagway? The ferry was a great part of our only trip to Alaska.

From Haines or Skagway you would still have to go by road thru Canada to get to the rest of Alaska unless you ferry to Whittier AK.

* This post was edited 09/15/20 01:37pm by Z-Peller *


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The tourism-related businesses have been hit pretty hard up here from all the impacts of the virus, whether border crossing, State mandates, City mandates, Village mandates, lack of revenue etc.

Many places had pre-emptively shut down for the year...including a couple of very well-known flight outfits...but others saw a bit of an uptick for August, although probably not enough and not much of an uptick for businesses dependent on road traffic.

Anecdotally, we've gone to Seward a few times and: a) had no problem getting a hotel room in July and August...usually very difficult; and b) would have had no problem getting a fishing charter except 4 people would have been paying for 6 slots....so we took our own boat instead. Similarly anecdotally, Brand X and Y were shutdown for flightseeing around McKinley and River Charter Co. ABC was shutdown because they couldn't justify paying the seasonal help with the reduced customer demand.

I guesstimate that the critical path to RV travel in Alaska in 2021 will depend on the border status: businesses being open is probably a bit of "who knows" but again my guesstimate would be that some (as opposed to "Most") of the tourism-based venues and activities will be available.

Regarding the AMHS, there is the cross-gulf ferry option that gets one from Southeast into "Southcentral" (Valdez, whittier, etc) but it's a real likelihood that that will be on a very reduced schedule in 2021.


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I've been saying for 3 years "I'm going next year". Now I'm making it 4 years.


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I've been saying for 3 years "I'm going next year". Now I'm making it 4 years.

This is where Nike's advice comes into play-Just Do It!!!!!

Long story short when my son was very little he wanted to go to Disney. We told him he had to be 5. Figuring he'd forget I didn't worry. On his 5th birthday he said "mommy I'm 5, you promised we'd go to Disney". I mumbled some sorry excuse like I'd do it tomorrow, he got up, picked up the phone and handed it to me and said "do it now or you will never do it". He was correct. So the following October we went. There's no time like the present. The future is too uncertain.


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We plan on going in 2021 if all is well, this would make our third trip up to Alaska. we'll be entering through Nagara Falls this time and traveling west towards Alaska. For those who never have been to Alaska allow lot of time to travel it's a long drive.

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Won't you be heading westward to get to Alaska from Niagara Falls, or am I messed up on my directions?

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c.traveler2 wrote:

We plan on going in 2021 if all is well, this would make our third trip up to Alaska. we'll be entering through Nagara Falls this and traveling east towards Alaska. For those who never have been to Alaska allow lot of time to travel it's a long drive.

I'll bet it was a really long drive to Alaska going east from Niagara Falls. You might want to stop and ask directions before you get to Nova Scotia.


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Wadcutter wrote:

c.traveler2 wrote:

We plan on going in 2021 if all is well, this would make our third trip up to Alaska. we'll be entering through Nagara Falls this and traveling east towards Alaska. For those who never have been to Alaska allow lot of time to travel it's a long drive.

I'll bet it was a really long drive to Alaska going east from Niagara Falls. You might want to stop and ask directions before you get to Nova Scotia.

If Columbus would have stopped and asked directions, he never would have discovered America.


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