Texas to Tuktoyaktuk

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Post by berger » Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:55 am

My wife and I made that trip in a car a few years ago. I want to go back so bad. If you can, go up the glacier, it is well worth it, as it may not be there in the future. Wait until you hit Jasper. Banff is nice, but it is a tourist mecca and owned by the Japanese now. Jasper is a TRUE park.

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Post by Tin Man » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:01 am

mightymatt43 wrote:Entry 13
While in the park, we also had to laugh at how the cattle guards are named here in Canada:
TEXAS GATE
Good times on the road!
We just call em cattle guards. It is nice to see proper credit has been given for the innovation. :lol:
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Post by berger » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:46 am

Tin Man wrote:
We just call em cattle guards. It is nice to see proper credit has been given for the innovation. :lol:
I read that post to my wife (whose father is a calf/cow farmer in Alberta) and she laughed. She has only known them as Texas gates.

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Post by HondoTX » Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:42 pm

If a Cattle Guard is supposed to keep cows out (or in). What is a Texas Gate supposed to do? Apparently they're not working.

When he was 19, I was taking my son (Mr. Disaster on ADV), to Anchorage when we passed a canal between Calgary and Edmonton. He said "What's wrong with the water?" I had to tell him that in places other than Texas the water isn't red or brown.
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Post by cpres » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:00 pm

Glad to see you guys still going. sorry to hear of the busted camera but you arent the first to kill one. I bet the next one has a neck strap even if it is just a point and shoot :P
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Post by Tin Man » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:30 pm

Guys, y'all are killin me with them photos. I'm bout ready to dig out ALL the credit cards and take off towards the North.
And I would pay real money to drive this critter..... 8)
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Post by pidgey » Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:28 am

Hey guys, how much is the snocoach trip these days? I did it with relatives about 10 years ago and it was a fortune back then :wink:
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Post by Sunshine69 » Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:30 am

KB5UGN wrote:If a Cattle Guard is supposed to keep cows out (or in). What is a Texas Gate supposed to do? Apparently they're not working.

When he was 19, I was taking my son (Mr. Disaster on ADV), to Anchorage when we passed a canal between Calgary and Edmonton. He said "What's wrong with the water?" I had to tell him that in places other than Texas the water isn't red or brown.
That's too cute! Reminds me when I was little and we were takin one of our trips to MO to visit family and there was a big pile of dirt in a field and I asked my dad why they were piling all that manure out there. hahaha We learned then that everywher else dirt is brown, not red. hahaha

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Post by daydream » Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:30 pm

Hell, half the bidges you cross in Texas say "so and so River" you look down and there is no water, nothing but sand and gravel. Water, brown or otherwise, would be an improvement.
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Post by mightymatt43 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:22 pm

berger wrote:My wife and I made that trip in a car a few years ago. I want to go back so bad. If you can, go up the glacier, it is well worth it, as it may not be there in the future. Wait until you hit Jasper. Banff is nice, but it is a tourist mecca and owned by the Japanese now. Jasper is a TRUE park.

Great report!
i'm totally in agreement. kristen and i both liked Jasper better than Banff and i think we're going to swing by there on the way back down to Texas - if the weather permits...
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Post by mightymatt43 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:28 pm

Tin Man wrote:
mightymatt43 wrote:Entry 13
While in the park, we also had to laugh at how the cattle guards are named here in Canada:
TEXAS GATE
Good times on the road!
We just call em cattle guards. It is nice to see proper credit has been given for the innovation. :lol:
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Post by mightymatt43 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:29 pm

berger wrote:
Tin Man wrote:
We just call em cattle guards. It is nice to see proper credit has been given for the innovation. :lol:
I read that post to my wife (whose father is a calf/cow farmer in Alberta) and she laughed. She has only known them as Texas gates.

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haha - i just read that to my wife and she laughed...
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Re: Cattle Guards and Blue Water

Post by mightymatt43 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:30 pm

KB5UGN wrote:If a Cattle Guard is supposed to keep cows out (or in). What is a Texas Gate supposed to do? Apparently they're not working.

When he was 19, I was taking my son (Mr. Disaster on ADV), to Anchorage when we passed a canal between Calgary and Edmonton. He said "What's wrong with the water?" I had to tell him that in places other than Texas the water isn't red or brown.
hahah - oh wow. it's true. we have some pretty sad looking rivers and lakes in tejas. the glacial water up here is on the opposite side of the spectrum.
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Post by mightymatt43 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:32 pm

cpres wrote:Glad to see you guys still going. sorry to hear of the busted camera but you arent the first to kill one. I bet the next one has a neck strap even if it is just a point and shoot :P
yeah - she was pretty pi$$ed about breaking that camera but we bought a new one and she has definitely been more careful with it. in all reality, that camera shouldn't have broken. it was a nasty fall but not so nasty that it would have busted it...
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Post by mightymatt43 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:34 pm

Tin Man wrote:Guys, y'all are killin me with them photos. I'm bout ready to dig out ALL the credit cards and take off towards the North.
And I would pay real money to drive this critter..... 8)
i don't even want to know what my credit card bill is at this point. i'll worry about that when i get home, i guess... :cry:

and yes, that thing is awesome. i would love to roll in downtown san antonio with it...
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