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Old 01-05-2022, 11:29 AM   #21
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We live in AK and have driven out nearly every fall since 2002. We like the freedom of declaring instant lay-over days at unexpected attractions. Consider the Alaska Highway one way and the Cassiar the other. There is also the Marine Highway (ferry) north from Bellingham. Whatever you decide get the most recent edition of Milepost.
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Old 01-05-2022, 11:49 AM   #22
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Great idea!

We’ve always talked about a trip to Newfoundland or Alaska. I retire in June so as long as hubby can coordinate vacation time I’d definitely be interested in staying in the loop in this.
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Old 01-05-2022, 12:37 PM   #23
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Group camping sounds like a wonderful idea. We traveled AK 2 years ago and plan on Glacier/Yellowstone this summer if there's any interest.
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Old 01-05-2022, 12:58 PM   #24
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If you go to Newfoundland, be sure to go to Nova Scotia on the way. Louisburg is the preserved french town up on Cape Breten Island and there are other sights to see, Peggy's Cove, Lunnenberg, and Halifax. On the way home we camped in Fundy National Park and saw the tides rise 27'.
We never drove to Alaska, we drove to Seattle and went on a cruise ship. You can park a rig in the cruise port.
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Old 01-05-2022, 03:26 PM   #25
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Never been to Newfoundland. If you are going after 2022, please let me know since I would be interested in caravanning.
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Old 01-05-2022, 03:45 PM   #26
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I had started to think about a trip to AK but couldn't do it by myself, so I would definitely be interested it this came to fruition.
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Old 01-05-2022, 05:52 PM   #27
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We live in AK and have driven out nearly every fall since 2002. We like the freedom of declaring instant lay-over days at unexpected attractions. Consider the Alaska Highway one way and the Cassiar the other. There is also the Marine Highway (ferry) north from Bellingham. Whatever you decide get the most recent edition of Milepost.
I agree! We sold our EggCamper in 2011 and bought a small coach -- WGO View 24' to drive to AK in 2013. We were uninformed, but adventurous and had a great trip! Michigan/AK back was about 11,500 mi in seven weeks. We cut across the N US to Montana > N thru Sasch (not that interesting) > BC (Baniff & Jasper - wow!) took the Cassier 'Highway' N to Fort ? > then Al Can to Yukon and Tok > down to Valdez > Anchorage > Seward > Homer Spit (Halibut fishing ;-) > Denali > Fairbanks > Tok > Haines Junc > Haines. Took the Marine Highway Ferry from Haines to Bellingham, WA (four days). WONDERFUL trip thru the Inside Passage!! Then adventures all the way home...

Drive slower on the Cassier - frost heave's @ joints. Whitehorse is fun. Loved Seward and Homer Spit - caught two Halibut ;-) The bus back into Denali was great - Grizzly, Moose, Dahl Sheep, Ptarmigan, Porcupine, Caribou - and BIG mountains. We departed Michigan last of April (blizzard in Wisconsin) and had great boon docking weather all the way -- sunshine, no bugs or people ;-)

Hope this helps someone! Enjoy your trek!
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Old 01-06-2022, 02:11 AM   #28
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We have traveled with dogs into Canada a number of times and the only thing we have brought for paperwork recently is proof of rabies vaccination. We have never been asked to produce it or even been asked about our dogs. Health certificates were required many years ago but not anymore.
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Old 01-06-2022, 07:08 AM   #29
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New Founland Labrador and Dogs traveling to CA,

This summer and fall we (including our 64# Golden Doodle) took our 19' Scamp to Labrador and NewFoundland. The UNESCO site in Newfoundland was occupied by the Vikings 1000 years ago today. We also visited Labrador including the Basque Whaling site at Red Bay.
The trip was spectacular and the stops such as Grose Morne National park were breath taking.
We were in several of the North Eastern states from June until August 9 with several weeks in Maine before we crossed to New Brunswick.
We did not have a plan we are retired - left FL in June for a month and enjoyed it so we didn't get back until October. The trip totaled out as 12000 miles and included Bay of Fundy, Quebec City, Montreal and Sydney NB.
The trip was great and the people were friendly.
We are thinking that this summer will be a trip to AK, unless we have to much fun travelling through CA and don't make it.
Enjoy your trip and give yourself a chance to spend time where you like and not let a schedule rule your life.
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Old 01-06-2022, 07:21 AM   #30
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This summer and fall we (including our 64# Golden Doodle) took our 19' Scamp to Labrador and Newfoundland. [snip] Enjoy your trip and give yourself a chance to spend time where you like and not let a schedule rule your life.
We second that one! Take the time YOU want -- in our opinion schedules have no place when trekking... ;-)
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Old 01-06-2022, 09:23 AM   #31
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Just a note. We were part of a three trailer group that spent four months together, to and from Alaska in 2018. Even then, before all the rv buying, and campground crowding, it was sometimes difficult to find space for three traveling together. Today, I would think it would take much planning and reservations to keep a caravan together.
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