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Old 06-17-2009, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Too far from Alaska
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If you've been clean since than, they might not hold that against you.
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Topeka, KS
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If you've been clean since than, they might not hold that against you.
Yeah, I don't even have a ticket on my record, I just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time on that one, I wasn't even drinking... but hell what do you do right... It was a mistake that cost me $4500.00 and a yr without a licence and now possibly taking away my chance to live where I want to live... stupid mistake..
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:32 PM
 
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From what I understand they will hold it against you, but I believe there's a process though which you can be allowed through Canada; you're doing the right thing by communicating with them.

There's always a way. You might take the Marine Highway from Bellingham but that's expensive. You could fly up and have your truck barged to Anchorage..
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Too far from Alaska
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I went thru with a friend who crashed his car, intoxicated, refused to blowbut later was tricked into blowing. So he got both dui and refusal on his conviction in WI. Later in Ill he kept on driving and got caught twice. Served 30 days for it. We went thru 3 or 4 years later. And next year too. It all depends on the agent you talk to. How you appear. What your intentions are.
I agree it is better to talk to them and get a waiver. It should work out just fine for you.
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:51 AM
 
Location: The Woods
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You could work seasonally in one place and live the rest of the time in another. Say work the summer where you can find a job and spend the winter doing whatever you want, if you can manage your money well...
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Old 06-18-2009, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Topeka, KS
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Yeah.. looked into that... really expensive!! but an option if need be.. I really wanted to experience the drive... haven't really ever left KS...

Its soooo flippin hot here today, I think they said the heat index was 105... there is so much humidity you start sweating as soon as you walk out the door.. and I don't have air conditioning.. ugh.. I hate this place.. Just sayin...
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Old 06-20-2009, 12:57 PM
 
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All your choices are grim as far as job prospects go. Most people who live in Palmer work in Anchorage. Sterling and Kenai are the kind of places where if you have a job you had better do everything you can to keep it.
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Topeka, KS
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Good morning all.. I had another quick question for ya, since I have never traveled before I was just wanting your advice on how I am planning to get to Palmer. I will be traveling in April 09 from Topeka, KS, I drive a Toyota 4x4 and will be hulling a very small uhal trailer.. I have mapped out several different routes to get there but not sure which would be the best and you all seem very knowledgeable on this so.. Should I try to stay in the states as long as possible beings Canada is more expensive to travel even if it adds 300-700 miles on to my trip by traveling west-northwest first OR just stick to the faster straight up to Winnipeg and over approach? I want to get there as fast as possible but I do want to enjoy the ride as well... any advice would be greatly appreciated, Thanks!
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Well if it was me...I'd drive up into Canada via North Dakota. Then take the most direct route toward the AK border.
Warptman has made the trip numerous times and probably knows the better roads.
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Topeka, KS
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Well if it was me...I'd drive up into Canada via North Dakota. Then take the most direct route toward the AK border.
Warptman has made the trip numerous times and probably knows the better roads.

Yeah that is the fastest route, I can get to Canada in one day then 4 days to get to Palmer I think.. if I am planning this whole thing right.. , probably not the most fun route but the most realistic and feasible.. I really want to see Washington but it would add an extra 700 miles onto my trip... Thanks! Hopefully Warpt will chime in...
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