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Jun 22, 2017 - Traveling to Palmer/Wasilla

After walking Daisy, we packed up, said goodbye to Rick & Shannon and went to the Service Station to work on the coolant leak problem. They replaced the hose (part & labor not much) and filled up with antifreeze (the most expensive part), then we were on the road by 10 a.m. We had some road work delays and some slow going over frost heaves. This was supposed to be a very scenic drive today with a view of Mount Drum directly ahead and traveling along the side of the Wrangell Range. But with the fog crawling over the hills and the low cloud...

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Jun 6, 2017 - Independence Mine Hatcher Pass

Drove from Matanuska Glacier to Indepedence Mine. Stopped for a swim and run at the Matanuska river. Walked 77 flights of stairs ( according to Mom's fitbit) to the mine. It was a lot of work. Arrived at Little Susitna State Park for the evening. We are SO TIRED 10 miles in one day. Early to bed.

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2goldengirls

Aug 20, 2016 - Mat-Su Valley (Matanuska-Susitna Valley)

Mat-Su Valley (Matanuska-Susitna Valley) is not a town but a very diverse remote area about 35 miles north of Anchorage. The landscape is marshy in much of the area, but has many lakes and streams to explore. There are not many RV locations that have full hook up, and our first stop was not a good one. The “Big Bear” RV site in Wasilla was not the type of RV site we wanted to spend a week in. So we drove about 15 miles further to Houston to the “Riverside Camper Park” This is a lovely RV camp right next to the river. We got the last RV...

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Aug 8, 2016 - Day 43 Wasilla

Day 43. Today was laundry day and planning day. We at least have a better idea of how the next several weeks will go. Had to make reservations for ferry from Haines to Skagway. In the laundry room the 2 other women were from Colorado. One was moving here, but hadn't found a house yet. Husband got a job in Anchorage which is commutable from here. Rainy off and on again. Didn't get to pictures again. Next few nights the wifi will be iffy. Depends if we want to go to their hot spot...even then it might not work. We've gone back and forth on...

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Alaska...Again 2016

Aug 7, 2016 - Day 42 Wasilla

Day 42 Big Bear RV Park. Stayed here last time. Big drive of 39 miles. Wanted to get out of town. John got oil changed and picked up few things at Fred Meyer, like more wine. I stayed back and got caught up on journal. Haven't posted since Valdez. Tomorrow we plan to plan rest of trip. Only have vague plans at present . I hope to get pictures organized. Rain again today.. Off and on. John had to dump in the rain. That goes with Alaska.

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Alaska...Again 2016

Jul 11, 2016 - Back to Wasilla

Our plan was to get to Costco to reprovision. You gotta love Costco, after shopping you can take a break at their diner and have a hotdog and a Coke for $1.49, best deal going! Plus here in Alaska you can peruse the parking lot for the latest in motorhome design by these guys from the northwoods. Haha. I caught this picture of my bookkeeper this morning, hard at work as usual! I forgot to include this picture from our hike the other day, they call those flowers fireweed. They are everywhere. Two days in a row we saw people picking them...

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Jun 29, 2016 - Manicure day

Karen, what can I write about today? Well, you could write about the beautiful manicure that I got today. Ok, there I did it! Ha! Spent some time looking over maps and brochures trying to decide on what direction we will head next. Our plans are written in jello you know, changing, shifting and shaking back and forth. I don't know if I've mentioned this but we have entered Alaska from Canada 3 times on this trip already. Seems strange but true. When we got back from lunch a guy comes roaring in with a HR Scepter pulling an enclosed trailer....

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Jun 28, 2016 - Musk Ox

Karen was up bright and early this morning to make biscuits and gravy for our breakfast. That girl can sure cook, self taught is the story I got. It was dang good! Back on the road, Glenn Highway, towards Wasilla again for a prescription run. This is a picture of Matanuska River and I thought it deserved posting. It is just beautiful through here too. I know I keep repeating myself but everywhere we go is just beautiful. Except one. Karen was bound and determined she wanted to go to the Musk Ox Farm that we had passed twice before so we...

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Jun 21, 2016 - Wasilla, Alaska

We were on the road not too early, Karen had to work on her diary.... No comment. Anyway we enjoyed a wonderful scenic drive to Wasilla. Had more traffic today it seemed after we made the Fairbanks cutoff. The road narrowed the further we traveled and I wondered when it was going to turn into a goat path, Haha. There were some breathtaking drops from the highway, like maybe a thousand feet or more straight down without any guard rails. Yikes, don't gawk around and watch the road Max! Wonder how many went off the road around here? We...

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Jul 15, 2015 - Anchorage and Wasilla

This morning the kids wanted to play some disc golf at a high rated course in Anchorage at Kincaid Park. On the way there we saw a BEAUTIFUL bull moose. He had a nice sleek coat and antlers were growing well. Kincaid is a beautiful park on the hillside in Anchorage. They have many trails there for both winter and summer use for hikers, skiers, bikers and more. We saw some junior college kids from a cross country ski team, working out with their summer skis on wheels. They were fun to watch. Jesse, Ryan, and Baker played a round of Disc...

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Jul 6, 2015 - Wasilla AK – Alaskan Trail RV and Camper Park

Heading south now, we stopped in Wasilla to take care of things like laundry, grocery shopping, haircuts, etc. There is a really nice Fred Meyers store in Wasilla. We used to shop at “Freddies” when we lived in Vancouver WA. They are similar to Walmart and Target in that they have groceries, home goods, clothes, etc. I had forgotten how nice one of their stores could be, so was pleased to get the chance to shop there again. Looked for Sarah Palin to see if she was home in Wasilla, but didn’t see her. Rog said she was probably in Arizona,...

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Retired at Last!

Jun 8, 2015 - Wasilla Alaska

Wasilla Alaska 2015 Today was a short day as far as traveling. Talkeetna is only about 125 mile from Wasilla. Wasilla is just 60 miles from Anchorage, so tomorrows drive will be a short one also. Wasilla is a growing area with 4 lane roads both going in to it and out. The Population is about 9000 or less. Hell of a road system. Ted Stevens sure got his share of tax dollars. That’s the way a lot of the state is. But there is also road construction everywhere you look. Tried to drive Hatcher Pass today and it is under construction and the...

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Alaska 2015

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