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Long Distance Drive to Fishing Holes

I live in the heart of Alaska (Fairbanks) which means going to the ocean or river for salmon fishing requires a long distance drive. Our annual fishing trips to Kenai Peninsula takes at least 11 hours of long distance drive for 523 miles. Then we also take long distance drive to Valdez, 362 miles, for a little over 6 hours drive. And our fishing trip to Copper River or Chitina takes more than 5 hours for 311 miles from Fairbanks.  Getting to our fishing holes requires a lot of driving and gas burning. 

Long distance driving is not all that boring it can be fun too. When we drive, we do take a lot of stops, taking pictures, bathroom stops, eating, and or resting. We listen to a lot music as well and sing with it.  

We also talk to other drivers and try to give them driving lessons, even though they can't hear us. Here are some conversation we usually have with them; gosh I can't believe you did that, you're stupid, what an idiot,  what on earth are you doing?, get out of the road!, my gosh don't you know over 5 cars behind you is illegal?, you shouldn't do that?  but they never listen, SMH.

But what I learned from long distance driving and fishing was PATIENCE. You've got to have it or you will have to learn it otherwise you'll be bored to death.

Please enjoy the photos below and also check my post about Kasilof River Salmon Fishing

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One of our rest stop off George Parks highway

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Richardson Highway - Paxson lake

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Richardson Highway 

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Parks Highway - View of Mt. Mckinley

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Richardson Highway - just pass Fort Greely

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Parks Highway

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Richardson Highway - Thompson Pass

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Richardson Highway

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Delta River - Richardson highway

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O'Brien Creek - Chitina


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George Parks Highway - Cantwell -  JP's Coffee House and Meat Pies. One of the places we stop and get something to eat. We love their meat pies, they taste so good! Here is their facebook account JP's Coffee House

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Another rest stop off Richardson highway

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We always stop here

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Fish viewing and also a great place to stop - south end of summit lake off Richardson highway

We always look forward to seeing this Jerky stand on Seward highway

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Another favorite rest stop on Parks highway

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Rest stop off Seward highway


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Rest stop off Turnagain Arms - Beluga Point

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Valdez

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Bridal veil falls Keystone Canyon Valdez


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On our way to Halibut fishing capital of the world - Homer, Alaska. A 578 miles from Fairbanks.

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We hit a moose on Parks highway close to Talkeetna around 2am. We were glad nothing bad happened to us and the damaged to the truck was minimal. 

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Be careful driving, moose are everywhere in Alaska

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Kenai Lake
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Of course summer is Alaska also means road work. 

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The Egglo off Parks highway just south of Cantwell



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Seward highway


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After a long distance trips, it's always good to see this sign knowing we are home.



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