Guatemala to Alaska and Back

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by GuateRider, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. Solarmoose

    Solarmoose electric

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    Merry Christmas Julio and Luisa!

    It was our pleasure to meet you and to hear your stories of other places.
    Our lives were enriched by your presence.
    As hosts and travelers, (and we take turns with both roles), we not only
    become friends but we build the bridges between ourselves and our nations
    and model what needs to be.

    We hope someday to see your part of the world.

    May the New Year and all your future roads be good to you both.
    Dave and Cee
  2. Cubdriver

    Cubdriver Stampede Swimmer

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    Sad to see your trip end, Julio and Luisa. I enjoyed meeting you and following you through the America's. Merry Christmas and may God bless your new home. Dick
  3. GuateRider

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    Orale cabron :D !!!
  4. GuateRider

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    Hi Dave & Jan ,

    I still remember our first night in Canada , in your lovely home . I still remember the wheat free pasta, the red wine :freaky and our conversations :clap:clap:clap

    Thank you guys and all the best !

    Julio
  5. GuateRider

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    You are so right !! It was a real pleasure meeting you both . Thanks for letting me cook in your great kitchen and may the sun keep on shining on you and your family !

    Julio
  6. GuateRider

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    Gracias Vince !!! And yes, I am a lucky man and I'm thankful for it .
    Too many things to mention about our stay in both your places and how your help added so much to our journey :clap:clap:clap
    You better get your ass down here soon so I can start returning the favors :evil

    Un abrazo,
    Julio
  7. GuateRider

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    Merry Christmas to you too !

    I still remember how you guys introduced us to Alaskan hospitality,how you Cee with your great salmon and you Dave with your fascinating stories and pictures about snowmachining planted the first seed of my love and admiration for you GREAT state :clap:clap:clap
    And I also remember your drive way ... The toughest ride in all of Alaska :D:D:D

    I hope that this "someday" might bee soon , you will always be welcome down here .

    All the best for the new year to come !

    Julio
  8. GuateRider

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    Hola Dick, it is kind of sad indeed , but the good feeling coming from the knowledge that there is another one to come soon is stronger .
    Not only the memories of that incredible BBQ and gathering in Wasilla , but also the memories of your pickled Halibutt(the best I've ever had) will stay with us forever .
    Merry Christmas and a Great New Year !

    Julio
  9. AKjack

    AKjack Savvy?

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    Ok, so i must say that your capacity to remember, both, food and folks is quite incredible.......either that or you have a great set of notes/journal. I too will miss reading your RR every couple days but look forward to your next trip so that I can once more live vicariously through you and your wife! Merry Christmas from Margie and I!
  10. GuateRider

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    Hi Tom,
    I don't have a set of notes or journal, the experience with all the people I met was so great and impressive, that remembering
    is pretty easy . And food...well, food is a central point in my life , it is my way of life , it is what I really love to do(both,cooking and eating):freaky , so it doesn't take any effort at all to remember special meals .
    Thanks for following all this time and thanks for the short time we shared in Alaska ; you stories about your 12 year young daughter hunting a bear with her arch made quiet an impression on me and I keep on telling it everybody who asks me about Alaska and its way of life .
    All the best to you,Margie and your girls !!!

    PS: Luisa is still hoping that you might offer her a job as spanish teacher in your school :evil
  11. GuateRider

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    We both would like to wish everybody out there riding the world a very Merry Christmas
    Julio & Luisa


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  12. Guaterider Girl

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    Dear husband, I'm the one who say thank you! For this beautiful dream that came true, our dream!!!
    And for this wonderful journey, our life together!!!
    You make me so happpy every single day !!! :raabia:raabia:raabia

    But sometimes the words are not enough to express the deep feelings that I have. So maybe you should see what I made for you!!!:rogue

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ky5mCLXM0Q

    Love you!!!
  13. Guaterider Girl

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    Hello everybody !!!:clap

    All of you in some way or another have been part of our lives in the last months. I think a way to thank you, is to share with what I did for my husband, since you have been part of it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ky5mCLXM0Q

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    Thank you ,thank you very much!!!

    Merry Christmas and many blessings to you all !!!

    Luisa :ricky:
  14. rgiroux

    rgiroux Invisible Man

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    awesome tribute video! It was really great following along on your trip! :clap

    Merry Christmas!!
  15. SparkyL

    SparkyL Been here awhile

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    Well done Luisa! What a wonderful Christmas present!
  16. nailit2em

    nailit2em Been here awhile

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    It was great to spend time with both of you on your journey! That is a great video!!
    Happy new year!!
  17. MikeMike

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    Luisa, make him cook you breakfast, lunch AND supper for that one! :clap
    Hope to see you guys in 2013!
    Saludos:freaky
  18. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    What a great video! Loved this report from beginning to end, looking for updates every morning. Thanks so much for sharing the journey.
  19. Guaterider Girl

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    Thx! I´m glad you like it!!!:rofl
  20. Guaterider Girl

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    Thank you!!! I´m glad you like it!!:rofl
    Yes, I think he likes it a lot!!!