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Old 05-12-2016, 12:31 PM   #21
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Great adventure.
I wonder how far I could make it in the 38 with mechical brakes?
If it's in good mechanical condition, as far as you'd like. These old Fords are rugged, built to run on rough roads in difficult conditions.

Keep us posted, Old Henry! Love these driving adventures.
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Old 05-12-2016, 02:29 PM   #22
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Good luck on your adventure!!!.... As I've said after veiwing each of your adventures, I always feel like I should be chipping in for gas.......Mark
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MY SUGGESTION....which should be promptly ignored.... would be to drive to Bellingham and grab a Blue Canoe...ferry
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Old 05-12-2016, 07:50 PM   #25
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Enjoy the adventure. Please keep us posted. The road trips are always fun. Just did one to Williamsburg, VA from Manchveagas, NH and back. Just a short haul compared to yours.
The picture is along the Yorktown to Jamestown parkway.
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Old 05-12-2016, 08:59 PM   #26
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Awesome, I love tuning in for your road trips, stories and pictures, it's a virtual reality vacation for me!
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Take the I5 exit to San Juan Islands and Burlington. We'll recharge your breathing machine and anything else that needs it. Wish I was along for the ride...... Believe me we are all drop frikken dead envious of your trips!!
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Old 05-13-2016, 01:55 AM   #28
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I was kind of hoping you were headed towards Anchorage.
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Old 05-13-2016, 04:34 AM   #29
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You are doing what most of us dream of doing but don't have the nerve or funds to do. Wish I was with you doing this adventure. Thanks for showing us.
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Old 05-13-2016, 06:41 AM   #30
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Great adventure.
I wonder how far I could make it in the 38 with mechical brakes?
If you brakes are like the '38 I used to own, there would be nothing to stop you!
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Old 05-13-2016, 06:56 AM   #31
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If you brakes are like the '38 I used to own, there would be nothing to stop you!
I think I know what you're trying to say, but this can be taken in two very different ways!
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Old 05-13-2016, 10:22 AM   #32
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DAY 2

Sorry for the late report. I was too exhausted last night to do anything but climb in bed.

We made it another 338 miles to Fort MacLeod, AB by way of Glacier National Park, total of 790 miles so far, pretty close to my budget of 400 miles per day.

I was sure glad the KOA put me in a camping cabin instead of my tent as it was 31 degrees in the morning. Not too cold to sleep in but kinda nippy for getting dressed in.



From Butte we headed up the freeway until our first chance to get off of it and out into the country. That was Montana Highway 287 from the freeway to where it connected to US 89 to Glacier National Park. I've got to say that that 140 mile stretch of highway is one of the most uniquely scenic in all that I've driven in the U.S. It's gently undulating terrain covered with emerald grass should have been marked as a scenic byway if not an All American Road in my opinion.

When I was about to stop and take pictures of the most scenic spots I realized that those were the exact same spots AnnaRae and I stopped and photographed three years ago on our anniversary trip. To save time I'll share those again.





Approaching Agusta.



In Agusta it started to rain. I was glad that I had refreshed my Rain-X treatment on the windshield for those occasions that the wipers did not move ascending inclines.



Eventually the temperature dropped to 34 degrees and the rain turned to snow. The Rain-X didn't help much with snow.



Eventually, we arrived at Glacier National Park. We were only able to drive up 12 miles of the Going to the Sun highway but that drive was well worth it. The scenery at any time of year, including winter snow falling, is breathtaking. And the fresh smell of pine trees - - never smelled it stronger. Simply invigorating!

St. Mary's Lake with Goose Nest Island.



Mountain Peaks reaching above the clouds.





And eventually the end of the road.



Within an hour we crossed the border into Canada and headed north to our Motel in Fort MacLeod.



I was sure glad to get off of the freeway so that I could stop and "smell the roses" whenever I wanted to. I was also glad I installed a 12 volt power socket, not only to keep my laptop going but I also needed to charge my cell phone and mp3 player as we went along. I took a lot of great video that I'll produce and share when I get home.
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Old 05-13-2016, 10:29 AM   #33
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Super! What a trip, wish mine was ready. Have a safe and great trip. Melisa
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Old 05-13-2016, 10:31 AM   #34
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Wish I was along for the ride...... Believe me we are all drop frikken dead envious of your trips!!
I am very grateful that life circumstances has allowed me this experience. I wish all of you could come along with me. I guess that's why I make so much effort to share with you. In a way, it's like having you along. I'm constantly watching for things I think you would enjoy.
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Old 05-13-2016, 11:45 AM   #35
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Prof, we appreciate the effort very much and do feel as if we are riding along with you.

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Old 05-13-2016, 12:20 PM   #36
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boy this back seat is getting full thanks for picking me up
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Old 05-13-2016, 12:41 PM   #37
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Are we there yet?
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Old 05-13-2016, 12:42 PM   #38
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Damn!!!....I envy you, Craig!
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Watching, riding along and enjoying another one of your great trips. Thank you for taking us along with you!!
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Wow I don't want to get this off topic. Thanks Craig! Have a fun and safe time on the highways!

But I can just hear it from the crowded back seat!

Daaaaad! Steve is touching me!!!

I gotta pee!

I see a Tennessee license plate, put that down!
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