Aug 20, 2010
|The day started with clear blue skies - a wonderful day in Alaska - not in the heat and humidity of Houston.
Let’s go Rving. Our scheduled time is 1215 and we started the familiarization video right on time. It took about an hour to watch the video, complete the paper work, and do a walk around of the RV, including checking the generator and toaster - both worked after a little false start with the generator because the air conditioner was on.
We rolled out of GAH and headed for Walmart and Sam’s for the first of our stocking up for the week. Next stop - back at the hotel to retrieve our luggage. The staff at Embassy Suites has been phenomenal. GAH told us that the hotel shuttle would not take us to GAH, but they did and the desk clerk helped us arrange a late checkout. Next stop at Fred Meyer for the bulk of our groceries.
Our afternoon treat was a stop for Italian gelato at Gelato Kordino in Wasilla.
We left Fred Meyer with next stop at Byers Lake campground. We did run into some construction on the Parks Highway and had to wait for about 15 minutes, then had about 5 miles on gravel.
We arrived at Byers Lake campground and circled through the campground to find a site. We finally picked a site and struggled a little to get the RV leveled. Byers Lake campground is in the middle of the woods with mostly back in sites and a few pull throughs for larger rigs.
Unpacking and trying to find a place to stow everything. Now it’s toddy time. Since we had a late lunch, we are just having cheese and crackers for dinner.
We did a trial run of the generator and air conditioner to get the RV cooled off a little. I am sure that by morning we will be running the furnace.
It has been a nice day and our introduction to Rvings has been pleasant.
On our drive up from Anchorage - the Mountain is out. No matter how many times you see Mt McKinley - it is just so awesome and spectacular. What are the adjectives that you should use? Maybe Ansel Adems black and white really captures the splendor of Denali.