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Goodbye Alaska…. the end of an era

April 29, 2018

My truck “at home” in Alaska

Today is just a week shy of two years
since my arrival in Texas
and I thought I would share
a sad personal moment
(in pictures)
when I finally surrendered my
Alaskan citizenship.

My truck with something different besides the snow… can you see what that difference is?

13 Comments leave one →
  1. john w8wej permalink
    April 29, 2018 12:51 pm

    Sorrow yes, but opportunity for a new beginning , at age77, I can relate,,most folk as a happy as they made their mind to be… Godspeed 73 john w8wej

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    • April 30, 2018 1:59 pm

      Hopefully a new beginning to an ‘old’ song….John


  2. Mike Hohmann permalink
    April 29, 2018 2:07 pm

    Clean truck w/ clean, new plates! You’ll do just fine in TX, Pete!

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 30, 2018 2:00 pm

      I have to be honest that truck was washed only three times since I arrived here and i feel it’s pain at not knowing what a good coat of wax feels like.


  3. April 29, 2018 6:25 pm

    Awww. Good luck. 💙

    Liked by 1 person

  4. April 30, 2018 2:54 am

    I’m surprised that you didn’t opt for the Amateur Radio plates. You’re also missing the blue barrel (haha). God Bless and 73

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 30, 2018 1:52 pm

      kd7ltn happiness is never pumping fuel from that blue barrel at 30 below again.


  5. Jon permalink
    April 30, 2018 7:41 am

    My oh my, a man after my own heart; a clean truck! Did you save the Ak. plates for a wall decoration? I think after a record-setting 26.5″ of snow in April, Mike & I are into the clean car season ourselves. Now that you’ve made up your mind, your life will get easier. Good thing you don’t live here. The state in its infinite wisdom, installed a new motor vehicle registration system at a cost of $90+million. I bought a car last June; still waiting for my title! Now they want another 10+million to “fix” it. Another case of gov’t not being able to find its rear-end even though all their fingers are flashlights. GRRRRRRR!
    You’re apartment building looks fresh & updated.

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    • April 30, 2018 1:53 pm

      Yes I did save the plates and hope Tricia can mount one on the wall of her bar/night club back in Fairbanks.


  6. unalaska permalink
    April 30, 2018 8:42 am

    Good to hear from you no matter the subject!


  7. April 30, 2018 10:47 am

    Hey Pete – Yes, I felt the reverse when I finally obtained Alaskan plates for my vehicle in December of 2013; I’d FINALLY become an Alaskan! Sometimes it’s the little things that help us accept big changes. To be honest you should be pleased you are not up here now; the weather has been nasty with continual drizzle/rain, rain/snow mix and just wet, heavy snow. A bit of sunshine would be great as well as some of those 50° F high temps we were seeing a week and a half back. The last couple of days we never made 40° F but we never dropped below freezing, either. At least you’re seeing some solid spring weather..!

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  8. May 13, 2018 3:18 pm

    Love my Tacoma too!


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