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April 30, 2013
10:21 am
William Good

I am Bill Good.  My wife and I retired 11 years ago and began RVing – tentatively at first.  As time went by we decided we would rather be fulltimers.  In O6 we sold our home in MO and went on the road with our new Excel 5th wheel.  We wandered the countrry for 5 years and had a wonderful time.  In April of 2011 we decided to buy a home in SW Texas.  We spend the winters there but travel in the summer.  For many years we talked about taking a trip up the Alaskan Highway, but something always got in the way.  
This year we are actually doing it.  Last week I started a blog to record our experiences.  The blog is called Bill and Linda’s RV Trip to Alaska.  I am new to blogging and very inept at using the computer, for all but the most routine tasks.  I have listened to some of the videos, but our verizon mifi card is slow so watching videos can be frustrating.  I have some specific questions, but I will let them go for now.  I’ll ask them later.  I’m happy to be a member of this website and look forward to learning from anyone who can help.  Thank you.


April 30, 2013
2:43 pm
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Hello Bill,

Welcome to Geeks on Tour! Congratulations on going to Alaska.  I’m wondering if your route might be able to take you thru Wyoming in June?  We’ll be there doing our seminars at several rallies.

Have you read some other people’s blogs on RVing in Alaska?  There are many!  You can find a lot of them at http://www.hitchitch.com.  Some friends of ours with blogs on Alaska are Greg and Marilyn Gundy, this page about the Alcan highway in 2009 is a good place to start reading, then just turn the page by clicking on ‘Newer Post’ at the bottom.  Another is Dennis and Carol Hill.  Here’s day one of their 2011 Alaska trip.  Same thing, just click Newer Post when you get to the bottom.

As for difficulty with videos on slow Internet connection, I have a couple of suggestions.  First of all, watch the bar at the bottom and let it download a while before starting to play, you should be able to tell when the download progress is well ahead of the play head.  Second, every video should have a link below it to download the file.  This means you can download it to your computer and watch it later – locally – no Internet required.  And, last, we do sell the entire library on DVD for $49.  

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