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Jul 21, 2016 - Day 25 Anchorage, AK

Day 25. Still in Golden Nugget RV Park. Woke up to rain this AM. We were going to take the truck and trailer to the car wash. The stuff they put on the roads in the construction area to keep the dust down sticks like cement. Some spots have a half inch of the stuff. Could smell the smoke from the Seward Hwy fire. Went shopping at Fred Meyer. It's a Kroger store and like a super Wal Mart with clothes, bank, even a liquor store (though that was in a separate area). There was a hair salon next door, so I got my hair cut. Not the greatest, but...

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Alaska...Again 2016

Jul 20, 2016 - To Anchorage to get truck

It's been 2 weeks to the day that we dropped off our truck at the GM Dealership in Anchorage, and it's now ready to pick up. It was actually done yesterday, but we already had our whole day booked, so we waited until today. We were up at 6:15, getting ready to go! We picked up the truck, and did some grocery shopping in Anchorage, then headed back down the peninsula to Seward. We hiked the Exit Glacier trails just out of Seward, it was very windy and the black flies on the trail (where the wind was blocked) were horrible! Not our most...

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Alaska 2016

Jul 20, 2016 - Day 24 Anchorage, AK

Day 24. Golden Nugget RV Park. OK campground....for AK. A lot of full timers. Close sites, but level. Several people have planted a multitude of flowers. One even has a veggie garden. Today was a long, rough day. Between construction and bad roads what should have been a 6 hour drive turned into 8 hours. The road had the worst areas of frost heave we've come across. It's slower going with the trailer. As it was, we went into the trailer for lunch and found one of the cabinet doors had opened, spilling all sorts of bottles and cans onto the...

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Alaska...Again 2016

Jul 20, 2016 - Tok to Anchorage

July 18th Not long after leaving in the morning we see another moose crossing the hwy in front of us. Now I am getting worried about hitting a moose on the hwy and sure enough later in the day we heard a report of exactly that happening. Also saw a Golden Eagle at very close range as it rose up from the brush beside the hwy and took off with something in its mouth. A very spectacular sight. This section of hwy was in terrible shape…worse than yesterday if that is possible. Tried to take some pictures to show how much the road had heaved in...

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Jul 16, 2016 - Alaska: Crystal Serenity

Just after the summer solstice, Jim, Mary and I headed for Alaska to join a 7 day cruise on the Crystal Serenity. Outbound, we traveled for more than 18 hours (from our homes to landing at the Anchorage airport) on very long flights, none of which had internet or any entertainment, even in first class. Fortunately, we had decided to stay at the airport Marriott so it was a quick shuttle to our hotel, a light dinner and a hard bed! Black-out curtains mooted the 3:30 am sunrise so we slept in before a lazy morning and drive from Anchorage to...

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Jul 11, 2016 - Denali - "the High One"

Our 2 full days in Anchorage Day 1 - 500 mile round trip to Denali National Park. Can only drive 13 miles into the park without a park tour. Rainy up there. Visited Princess Wilderness Lodge next to park gate on our own without an extended Princess land tour from the ship. Day 2 - Drive south to Seward. 250 mile roundtrip with different scenery. Seward is a quaint seaside town with fishing, glacier and fjord tours. Wonderful crab cake lunch. We were able to see a moose-cow and calf on our way back into Anchorage. Tues. July 12 - time to...

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Jul 9, 2016 - Where the Mountains look like clouds and the clouds look like Mountains

Mother Nature in Alaska this week has been awesome. This is cruising up the west coast and a view of the sunset after College Fjord, sitting on our balcony at 1130 bedtime, in shorts and short sleeves. We have had one 10 minute period where I had to put up a rain hood. Today, sunny and 70F in Anchorage. Our cruise - some of the numbers: Total Km on the cruise 2,750 Star Princess - 3100 passengers Crew 1205 Wildlife seen thus far on land and sea: fox, bison, otters, dolphins, whales, orcas, deer - still waiting to see bear and moose Seafood...

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Jul 8, 2016 - Last Day at Sea

Hello to all; We are now on our last day at sea and have had smooth sailing and great weather, today at sea is to be sunny and 59F So lucky with the weather. Ketchikan - we went ashore and explored the town and some of the historic buildings. Enjoyed the children's 4th of July parade and some clam chowder and then back to the ship to watch the hour & 1/2 4th of July parade, amazing, given that it is a very small town. Juneau - went up Mt Roberts tramway and then to the Red Dog Saloon, walked around town again. Skagway - took a Klondike...

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Jul 8, 2016 - Anchorage

We drove to Anchorage on Sunday July 3. The next day we went to the Visitor Center downtown to get ideas of important things to do in this area. We discovered there was supposed to be a Bore Tide on Turnagain Bay that evening. Two notes: Turnagain Bay got its name because Captain James Cook, the explorer, was looking for the Northwest Passage, which we now know never was there. He had to "Turn Again" and come back out to the Pacific Ocean. The second note is that a Bore Tide happens with a new moon or a full moon. Turnagain Bay opens to the...

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Alaska Trip 2016

Jul 7, 2016 - Anchorage Day 2 - Zoo and more

Well, we're making the most of a bad situation (still no word on the truck), Anchorage is a beautiful place, surrounded by water and mountains, and lots to do; So much to do that it was hard to decide, but we decided to go to the Zoo. It's a warm sunny day, so nice to spend it outside. We took the Zoo "tour" option as it allowed us to go to some parts of the zoo that are not available to the public, as well as having a nice gal to lead us around and tell us how the zoo came to have some of the animals. I will post a few pics but not too...

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Alaska 2016

Jul 5, 2016 - Day 42 Last day in Anchorage

We celebrated the 4th of July by going to the Alaska Native Heritage Center. There we watched a film with Master Boat Builders building Canoes, and Kayaks. All done by hand just like it has been done for centuries by the native Alaskans. It was very interesting and they are true craftsman. We walked around a lake where there are villages set up representing 5 of the main regions of Alaska. Our tour was led by a guy from Kodiak Island. He could speak his native language, and informed us that all the different regions have their own language...

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Jul 4, 2016 - Anchorage

Happy Birthday to the best husband ever, John Kelley!! We had a great day in Anchorage. We toured the Alaska fish Hatchery for Salmon, Trout and grayling. It was an amazing facility, and an absolutely beautiful, spotlessly clean facility. Beautiful fish artwork throughout as well. Kuddos to the Alaska Fish and game people. Well done. Behind the facility was Ship Creek, where Salmon migrate and are caught by the facility to acquire eggs, and the fertilization of the eggs from the males that are caught. They then hatched, grown, and...

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