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    Quote Originally Posted by jimnyc View Post
    It was just too much fun, Russ!

    We have all talked many times about getting the board together, whomever was willing. THIS is the place to meet and have a blast. Meeting at a bar for a few hours? WTF?? -- L5 is the place to be, but you'll never find her.

    I had a blast, I had a blast taking all the photos at the same time, and it's fun sharing my experience and seeing all of the photos and videos.


    I see...


    If I had feelings they'd be hurt...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hjmick View Post
    I see...


    If I had feelings they'd be hurt...
    If it makes you feel any better, L5 had as much beer and liquor as your local bar. It may have disappeared quicker though, those folks were awfully thirsty on day one! LOL
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    L5???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abbey View Post
    L5???
    Oh, I forgot to explain the name.

    So, initially we had 12 telephone poles to support the main structure. We built it off the ground almost 6' to keep things above flood level and they're good for a hundred years or more due to being Cedar and treated with Creosote.

    If you look at a telephone pole in your area, you'll see an alphanumeric code on it. This is to identify which pole someone is talking about if a problem develops down the road, like a tree leaning into it or a car hits it or something. The telephone company can plug that number in to the computer system and quickly dispatch a Line Crew out to it without wasting precious time looking for it. Something along the lines of : "Pole AHV834, between A & B Streets, 4th pole down."

    So we built the first structure, the main part of the cabin, and just by random coincidence, most of the letters & numbers were gone on the near left corner and all that was left was 'L5', and it was facing out toward the river like we'd done it intentionally. Someone said that must be the address to the cabin, because it was in the same metal numbers you see on regular residential houses in town, and it stuck.

    Now when anyone says L5, everyone knows exactly what cabin is being referred to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimnyc View Post
    This is the end of my trip, but just via the videos. I have another 700 pictures or so of a lot more cool stuff to go through and share with everyone.

    This was just as the captain went over the loudspeaker with "Flight attendants, please prepare for landing". I rolled up my window and this was my view just prior to landing. Yes, I was sad.

    I already miss Rick and Sharon. I miss Alaska and all of that beauty, and all of that wildlife. Man, I couldn't thank them enough for what they extended for me. I know home is where home is. But I was in a slice of heaven there for awhile, something all so new to me, literally an adventure. I did a LOT of camping in my life, and a fair amount of travel along the entire east coast mostly. This was different. All those cool things I've seen only on TV my entire life, I got to see and live in a short 10 days. Forever grateful!!!

    And this damn crappy view ended it all, a little different than Alaska!!

    Man, I'm bummed that the vacation is over, and it wasn't even my vacation!

    Thanks for posting all the videos! @jimnyc
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