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Meet the Owners

Jon and Jan Pyle were sweethearts through the 4th Grade of school in Hoxie, Kansas. In 1949, Jon and his parents moved to a farm in eastern Kansas and for 58 years, Jon and Jan were separated. In 2007, they were reunited via the internet and several visits to each other. They were married November 23, 2007 in Copper Mountain, Colorado with all their children and grandchildren attending.
Jan stayed in Hoxie and married her High School sweetheart. They had a dairy farm for several years and then started a Title business in Colby, Kansas. During this time, Jan had three children, two girls and a boy. They lived in Lawrence, Kansas and Castle Rock, Colorado, before moving to Apache Junction, Arizona where Jan managed an RV park. Her husband, Kyle died of Leukemia in 2003. They have 10 grandchildren.

Jon moved to a farm near Emporia, Kansas. He married Lindy and graduated college at Emporia State. They moved to California after graduation and had three children, two boys and a girl. Jon worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as an aeronautical engineer and program manager. They moved for NASA to Ohio, Virginia and finally Washington, DC and he retired in 1993. Lindy had developed Multiple Sceloris and was no longer able to get around. They purchased an RV and traveled the US visiting their children and two grandchildren. In their travels, they made it to Alaska for the first time in 1993. Except for two years when Lindy was hospitalized, they made the trip to Alaska for the summer until 2005 when she passed away.

Jon has driven the Alaska-Canadian highways twenty times over the past fourteen years and knows all the routes to make your trip easier. Most importantly, he knows all the sights to see and when to see them. To see an example of their trip to Alaska and returning in 2007, visit 'Trip to Alaska' and 'Trip from Alaska'.

Jon is an Alaskan resident and although he is a 'snowbird' spending the cold winter months in the lower 48, he loves the springs, summers and falls in Alaska. He is very familiar with all the summer activities on the Kenai Peninsula and much of Alaska, where to go and when to make your trip memorable. If you like clamming, fishing, sightseeing or boating, he and Jan will be happy to discuss things to see, things to do and will even make arrangements and reservations when possible for you.

 

 
Jan fishes the Kasilof River
Combat fishing
Jon with one of his first Kings
Ted fishing
Jan and friends pose at the "Gate"
The Kasilof River
Jon takes a group clamming
Overlooking Ninilchick Village
 Jan poses with a halibut catch
Mother Moose
 Jan at the Homer Harbor
 
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