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Jul 3, 2016 - Day 40 back in Anchorage

Jim, Jane & Trent flew home this morning. We celebrated Trents 15th birthday last night, out to dinner at Simon and Seafort's Saloon & Grill. Trent had the Alaskan King Crab legs. It was a real nice place overlooking the Bay in downtown Anchorage. We have had a busy time with trying to see all that we could cram in the week that they were here. On Monday we drove up to Denali National Park. We spent the night and was out to meet a bus at 5:45 the next morning, only to find out that they moved our reservation to a 7:30 bus. Anyway we rode...

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Jul 2, 2016 - Anchorage

Hello from Anchorage! We spent a very nice day walking the downtown streets of Anchorage. A big difference from Fairbanks. The city is more modern and up to date. Easy to get around. Every weekend there is a downtown market and festival. We walked the booths and enjoyed seeing all of the crafts from Alaska! Met Dan Seavey who was instrumental in starting the first Iditarod Race in 1973!! We checked out a few downtown shops then took in a a movie about the Northern Lights, The Grizzly Bear and Iditarod Race. They were very good and...

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Jul 1, 2016 - Leaving Talkeetna heading to Anchorage

Hello all! Today was a travel day. We left the cute town of Talkeetna and made our way to Anchorage. We passed right through Wasilla, passing right by Sarah Palin's road. We decided not to stop! Wasilla is also the headquarters for the Iditarod. We arrived in Anchorage and settled in at the campground. We then spent the afternoon getting my tires rotated and balanced. The car had been doing the Shimmy since our trip up the Dalton Highway!! We have spent the rest of the day doing laundry and a little camper cleaning. We will explore...

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Jun 26, 2016 - Anchorage Alaska

The road to Anchorage was uneventful except for the Tazlina Glacier. I was happy to get back to someplace where there was electricity, water, sewer, Wal Mart and a Costco. We stayed at the Golden Nugget RV. We needed a rest to do shopping and laundry so we are going to be here over the 4th of July. We are curious to know what kind of fireworks they were going to have, and at what time of night will we be able to see them. Anchorage is just another big city, but with its own unique charm. It’s surrounded by the Chugach Mountains and the...

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Jun 24, 2016 - Day 33 Anchorage

We are in Anchorage doing all the tourist stuff. We have visited a couple museums, and taken some day trips around the area. One pretty drive was down the Turnagain Arm, which is part of the Cook Inlet. We drove to the Alyeska Ski Resort. It is fancy and very pretty. There is a Tram that takes you to the top, where there is a Resturant that overlooks the entire area of the Turnagain Arm. At the Federal Building downtown there is a bear cam on showing live views from bears fishing in the river. We saw a movie about the earthquake that hit...

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Jun 20, 2016 - Day 29 Anchorage

We made it to Anchorage today, and checked in to The Golden Nugget RV Park. It is the highest rated park in Anchorage, but I wonder how. I do know it is the most expensive, smallest, and closest together of any park we have stayed in. We are here for 7 nights, while we will do day trips around the city. Yesterday we were in Cantwell, AK. We drove up to the Visitors Center at Denali National Park. We saw a movie there about the wildlife in the park, and exhibits about all the wildlife and the park itself. We are going back next week for a...

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Jun 15, 2016 - May 30th...Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage is beautifully situated on Cook Inlet and surrounded by the Chugach Mountains. The town provided a free shuttle into town to see their restaurants and the town which we did after our excursion to Portage Glacier and the Alaskan Wildlife Conservation Center. The later is a refuge for injured animals and is partially supported by the cruise industry. We were in for a treat at this small wildlife center, we saw an eagle injured by shotgun 25 years ago who is a permanent resident of the center as it can not fly any longer. We also saw...

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Alaska 2016

Jun 15, 2016 - Anchorage - Day 1 in Alaska

Both flights went well and we arrived in Anchorage at the expected 1:30 a.m. arrival time. During the wait at O'Hare, we visited with a young man who insisted that we visit Whittier on our adventures. That wasn't exactly on our itinerary, but we are flexible so maybe we will take his advice! As soon as our luggage appeared, we caught a shuttle to a local hotel. Although we requested a late check-out due to our late arrival, we were too excited to sleep! We found our way to the Great American Holidays to see about our RV rental. Since we...

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Jun 4, 2016 - Back to Anchorage the hard way. By Air

Adventures in air travel 6-3-16 After over a month in Colorado, Virginia, and points in between, we are headed back to Anchorage by air. What was suppose to be a long day of air travel turned out to be more like 3 days. Things started out well. Got up early and washed all of the bedding and towels did some last minuet clean up of the cabin. We took the Estes Park shuttle to Denver airport which picked us up at the post office in Glen Haven at 10AM. The shuttle driver was great and made the long drive to DIA enjoyeable. We arrived at DIA...

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Apr 24, 2016 - Val and Spence visit Alaska

4-24-16 Val and Spence visits Alaska Just concluded a visit from Val and Spence (Julie’s sister and her husband), who traveled all the way from California to spend their vacation with us in Alaska. They came up on April 14 which we thought might be a bit early in the season. We need not have worried. Our mild winter, coupled with Val and Spence bringing along some great weather, almost made it a summer like visit. Well, almost. We did a few road trips, saw Denali in its spectacular glory (something not all visitors can say), went to our...

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Feb 21, 2016 - Headed South......again

Winter trip 2016 It’s time to head south again! The original plan was for Julie and I to fly to Las Vegas in early March to attend a basketball tournament. We were going to spend a few days in Vegas with some old friends then fly home afterwards. A nice mid-winter break. Well, there has been a little change in plans. The first change involved Julie breaking her ankle in late January. She slipped on ice and pop went her right fibula! She is doing fine, but travel with a leg on the mend is no fun. The next change was the purchase of a new...

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Oct 6, 2015 - Anchorage Departure

Departed Anchorage on Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle. Rita and Mary Sholton were on flight south with me. Their entire family went to Dubai last year for Rita's 84th birthday. They said they had a great time. Encouraged me to take a camel riding tour in the desert. Think instead I will stick to the beach! Emirates Airlines flight is half-way around the world to Dubai, UAE. The flat map does not properly depict the flight pattern. The flight goes almost directly over the north pole. Dubai is exactly halfway around the globe from...

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