Larry & Cheryl's 2019 Travels travel blog

BLM camp to Tok, AK

Oh boy, more frost heaves

Beautiful vistas

 

Up and away . . .

And up higher again

And even higher

Yes, that is our road ahead going even higher out of the...

Keith and Ron behind us

Aren't we there yet?

An old burn area

Tanana River (one of the main rivers)

New bridge over the Tok River

One of the 2 eating establishments in Tok

Tackling the big job of removing the caked on dirt

What a great team they were

They attacked one rig after the other

My friend Elmer & his Bottle Trees, RIP


The journey to TOK was 1.5 hours and 61.9 miles. We were glad for a shorter drive today as we were driving on such rough roads (what else is new?) with frost heaves and dirt/gravel highway with elevation changes and lots of forest.

We stopped before the RV park and all got fuel. Conveniently located next to our RV park, Tundra RV. We took advantage of the free power wash that was behind the fuel station after fueling our motorhomes.

We checked into Tundra RV. The owner, Anisa's mother, had passed away a few months ago so Anisa & her husband, Tim, are now running it. We had stayed here before and were fond of the owner and her daughter.

After setting up, we went to Fast Eddy's (one of the only two places to eat) for a great pizza lunch and shopped at Three Bears Market for supplies. With full hook ups it was time for us all to do laundry.

Later we were having drinks in the RV park Bar with colorful locals telling stories. We met a couple of "summer residents" that we had met 2 years ago in Hope, Arizona with a little Yorkie when we were camped with our friends, the Weeks from Oregon. I called Russ & Louise (my former sister-in-law) to see if they remembered this couple from Hope AZ.

While talking to them I found out that my former brother-in-law, Elmer, died yesterday (lung cancer) I messaged my condolences to his widow, a gal that I still consider my “sister”. Elmer was world famous for his "Bottle Trees". He was a simple man and a little quirky. You can just Google Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch or click here

to visit Elmer Long's Bottle Tree Ranch.

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