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I'm Off To The Yukon...

Posted: Tue, Jul 29 2008, 10:34 AM
by Jeff
Man, it's been a bit crazy lately. Planning for some system coverage testing...in Alaska.

After some stops and starts, we're on, full speed ahead. I leave for Kodiak, Alaska tomorrow. I'll be there for a couple days, and then move on to Cordova for another day or two, then Juneau, and possibly Skagway.

Unfortunately, there won't be much down time, and I'm traveling pretty heavy as it is...or I'd be taking kites with. :wink:

Probably will be gone a week.

If anybody will be attending the Chicago Fire performance the following weekend, I'll see you there!

Re: I'm Off To The Yukon...

Posted: Tue, Jul 29 2008, 12:51 PM
by Mike
Cool! Have fun.
Maybe you'll get a chance to visit that glacier just outside of Juneau (Mendenhall?)

Re: I'm Off To The Yukon...

Posted: Tue, Jul 29 2008, 07:33 PM
by Jim Foster
Jeff........You may want to re-think taking a kite or two. You will be in Skagway for their annual "Wind Festival". Lynn and I drove our dune buggy up to Alaska back in the 80s, and were in Skagway for that event. It runs from January 1st to December 31st.

"Skagway" in their native language means "windy place".

Re: I'm Off To The Yukon...

Posted: Tue, Jul 29 2008, 07:45 PM
by Knoted4ever
Have a wonderful, safe trip, Jeff! :up: If you decide to fly (and you really ought to)... watch out for those hugging grizzlies!

Re: I'm Off To The Yukon...

Posted: Tue, Jul 29 2008, 10:31 PM
by Jeff
Jim Foster wrote:Jeff........You may want to re-think taking a kite or two. You will be in Skagway for their annual "Wind Festival". Lynn and I drove our dune buggy up to Alaska back in the 80s, and were in Skagway for that event. It runs from January 1st to December 31st.

"Skagway" in their native language means "windy place".

I wish. But I will be seriously short on time. Pretty much working every waking hour. Besides, I'm all packed, and I have no room anyway. :(

Re: I'm Off To The Yukon...

Posted: Wed, Jul 30 2008, 12:49 AM
by Jim Foster
Jeff.....just outside town there is a very large grass field where they fly RC planes.

At least there was such a field 20..................that would be 26 years ago. Any how, it's probably condos by now. Forget it.

Have a good trip.

Re: I'm Off To The Yukon...

Posted: Wed, Jul 30 2008, 07:09 PM
by Jeff
Greetings from the arctic! I'm sitting in the Anchorage airport waiting for my connection to Kodiak Island. Free Wi-Fi...woo-hoo!

Re: I'm Off To The Yukon...

Posted: Wed, Jul 30 2008, 08:10 PM
by Mike
Exciting! Watch out for the bears on the island! Take photos!

Re: I'm Off To The Yukon...

Posted: Wed, Jul 30 2008, 08:17 PM
by Jeff
I'll upload some pics along the way...

Re: I'm Off To The Yukon...

Posted: Wed, Jul 30 2008, 11:29 PM
by Jeff
First batch...I'll be uploading to this album...

http://picasaweb.google.com/jjfaje/Alaska2008

Re: I'm Off To The Yukon...

Posted: Thu, Jul 31 2008, 03:34 PM
by Mike
Wow! Gorgeous scenery, you sure aren't in Illinois anymore!

Re: I'm Off To The Yukon...

Posted: Thu, Jul 31 2008, 04:14 PM
by TeamTrejo
Very cool.

Hey, what time does it get dark there?

Re: I'm Off To The Yukon...

Posted: Thu, Jul 31 2008, 06:26 PM
by Draftnik
Beautiful...I'm eating my heart out...hoping to Heaven you're doing something that's supporting the arctic.

Save a polar bear for me. :lol:

Re: I'm Off To The Yukon...

Posted: Fri, Aug 01 2008, 02:07 AM
by Jeff
TeamTrejo wrote:Very cool.

Hey, what time does it get dark there?

Well, it's 11pm now, and it's kind of a post sunset dusk. Sunset was probably a bit after 10.

Re: I'm Off To The Yukon...

Posted: Fri, Aug 01 2008, 02:24 AM
by Jeff
Added a couple more pics from today.

Re: I'm Off To The Yukon...

Posted: Fri, Aug 01 2008, 08:33 AM
by Jeepster
Jeff wrote:Added a couple more pics from today.


"The views from Pillar Mtn are simply amazing."

That picture really is amazing ... if you look closely in the mid-left side, you'll see an excavator working on the road ... sure hope it's a Caterpillar machine!

Thanks for taking us along.

Re: I'm Off To The Yukon...

Posted: Fri, Aug 01 2008, 12:16 PM
by Frodos Majik
Simply AMAZING!!! Even it is all work related, the memory of the trip will last a life time. 8)
I am so jealuos. :P

You will have to tell all about it while we are out at the KOLM fest next month. :up:

Re: I'm Off To The Yukon...

Posted: Fri, Aug 01 2008, 11:37 PM
by Jeff
More new pics today...the amazement continues. ;-)

http://picasaweb.google.com/jjfaje/Alaska2008

Re: I'm Off To The Yukon...

Posted: Sat, Aug 02 2008, 12:25 AM
by brownssl
very nice photos jeff thank you for sharing them with us

Re: I'm Off To The Yukon...

Posted: Sat, Aug 02 2008, 12:25 PM
by Mike
Bears!