Alaska 2007 travel blog


It was a morning to sleep in. It is dreary with a mist coming down and cold. We took the opportunity to go to the Fred Meyers store for some groceries. While there this elderly man came up and started talking to me. He had been from the Cleveland area some 40 plus years ago. I had my OSU sweatshirt on and that triggered the chat. Before I knew it he was inviting us out to camp at their place. He has three acres in Kasilof which is 18 miles south of Soldotna. It was too bad that we are headed in the other direction. I'm sure there were lots of stories to be told. I really must tell you, nearly everyone we have met has been just wonderful and helpful to us complete strangers. Sure is different from the lower 48.

The trip took us by the Russian river again but we could not find a place to pull off. The combat fishing was still going on but not quite as thick as during the trip down. We took some pictures but they didn't turn out.

We spent the night at the visitor's center outside of Portage. The center has free wifi and information. We used the generators and amused ourselves with the internet. There was no TV or Radio stations that we could locate.

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