Heart of Alaska RV Caravan travel blog

Today we returned to the USA. We were told that once we are about 30 miles inside Alaska the roads would improve. It was only a short hop to Tok, AK.

We stopped to take a photo of the Welcome to Alaska sign out the PW window. We didn’t get out because there was no good place to park. Soon afterwards we came to the US Customs Border Station. We had been told that we would pretty much be waved through, so we were surprised at how slowly the line moved. Once it was our turn, we found out why. The young man wanted to talk about our travels. He looked through our passports and asked questions about the places that we have been. It was very pleasant, but it did take up quite a bit of time.

The road from Beaver Creek to the boarder had some rough spots, but it wasn’t as bad as I had expected. The first part of the highway in Alaska was rough also. They are in the process of rebuilding it and there is quite a bit of gravel and mud. Once we were passed that, the road was wide and smooth. Our campground turned out to be nice. Everyone had a piece of grass and a tree on their site.

After dinner we went up to the rec. room to listen to music. There is a local man who writes, plays, and sings country music. His instrument is the guitar. He said that he plays 65 consecutive nights in summer. This night he had a local teenage gal accompanying him on her violin. He also had a 4 piece band that was passing through made up of two middle age men and two teenage boys. Everyone took turns leading and following. I enjoyed the music. The MC talked quite a bit also. He had a very conservative outlook on life. He told us that Tok has no government, no employees, no taxes, no laws, no police, etc. He claimed that everyone got along quite well that way.

After the music ended Evelyn bought a sinfully delicious ice cream cone to eat as we walked back to the RV. I have been eating too well and not getting enough exercise, so I decided to forgo the pleasure.

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