"When you are shipping cars, furniture, ect. 2,380 miles - it is a little stressful to say the least..." or you can do as I did; put everything in a pickup with a cab-high shell and put it on the ferry. While you're certainly not going to be fishing the Parks or the Kenai as easily as you can now, the lower 48 has year-round fishing, unlike AK. A 400 mile drive will put you into southern Oregon/northern CA where you can chase trout and steel every month of the year.When I lived on the Kenai, I worked construction and was so busy making hay while the sun shone, I didn't fish nearly as much as I'd have liked. Winters got long and icefishing never got it for me. You ever get down my way (norCal), give me a shout and I'll show you some nice water anytime of the year. And you'll never need neoprene waders or Bunny boots .