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Jul 14, 2013 - Anchorage, Alaska

WiFi here in the summer is not great and actually challenging. So trying to update this once again. July 7 Travel Day to Denali July8 When we left our campground at the North Pole/Fairbanks, across the street is this lumber company where they strip the trees and start construction on the log buildings. Most buildings are made of wood for the simple fact that is holds in the heat. The log homes and building are beautiful and are every where. Barely down the road we had our first fire alert. We heard there were something like 300 fires in...

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Jul 14, 2013 - Aniak - Anchorage

Sunday, July 14 Weather: Cooler with high thin clouds Temp: 60’s in the morning with temperatures going into the 80’s when we reached Anchorage Life in Aniak is pretty laid back. Wilmer and I were awake by 6:30 and we packed up our bed and got our bags ready to go. We will be flying out of Aniak at 12:10 today. We had the place pretty much to ourselves (except for the occasional insect) until around 8:00. We all got dressed for church (Wilmer & I in our jeans and hiking boots) and we had sourdough pancakes with rhubarb sauce for breakfast...

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Jul 13, 2013 - Spencer Lake Iceberg Float

(To view photos, click on "Show All Photos" to open photos, double click on first photo to enlarge to screen size, then scroll to bottom of photo, click on "Slideshow", then click on 5 sec. or 10 sec. to automatically advance photos). Saturday, July 13, 2013 - We had time for a leisurely breakfast at The Hotel Alyeska before catching the shuttle to Girdwood train stop to board the 11:00 a.m. Glacier Discovery train to Spencer Whistle Stop to catch the Spencer Glacier Iceberg Float tour. I doubt I'll ever get Tommy on a train again in the...

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Jul 11, 2013 - Train to Anchorage

(To view photos, click on "Show all photos", then double click on the first photo to enlarge to screen size, scroll to the bottom of photo and click on slideshow, then click on 5 sec. or 10 sec. to start automatically advance photos). Thursday, July 11, 2013 - Awoke to sunny skies today; that's a good sign! No rushing this morning, we catch the Denali Star train back to Anchorage today at 12:30 p.m. so there's time for a leisurely breakfast and a walk before leaving. We boarded the Denali Star train at noon and was seated in the glass dome...

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Jul 9, 2013 - stayed over

Laundry again today, came back put laundry away then off to Taco Bell for some lunch, a trip to Wal Mart, then Buddy decides to go by Best Buy one more time, he had his eye on a Westinghouse that was priced good then I found a Sharp on clearance and talked him into buying it instead only a little more money and much better TV, a stop at Fred Meyer for some groceries and fuel, and back to the RV to install the TV and fix some dinner which was Hamburgers, broccoli, and asparagus on the grill and corn on the cob. I don’t know where they get...

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Jul 8, 2013 - stayed over

Up early and off to the Chevy dealer for oil change and fuel filter change in the truck, then stopped at an RV store for a floor vent, stopped by a the mall Buddy wanted to check on getting a haircut they were more than he wanted to pay, then we decided to have McDonalds for breakfast, we just layed around most of the afternoon, left at 3:30 as I had an appointment with a guy at Best Buy to go over some things on my computer, got that all taken care of then Buddy got a haircut I walked over to Kohl’s to shop and wait on him, then we decided...

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Jul 7, 2013 - On the road again

7-7-2013 Well it’s been a week since I checked in with all of you. And No we didn’t get devoured by the Family camp bear, yet. But the bear singular has become the bear plural! There were 5 in the camp the other day! In chatting to the family camp host today he said that there was a mama bear with two cubs and then two more escort bears with them. They were hanging out in the laundry room of all places (everyone always leaves the door open to that area). Glad I missed that visit! I did see one of them on Friday, and took his picture from...

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Jul 7, 2013 - stayed over

I slept in this morning, got up we had coffee, cereal and half bagel for breakfast, then we took our bed stuff down to wash, then decided to ride over to Target looking at a TV they have on sale, Buddy wants a bigger one for bedroom, walked over to Best Buy also looking at theirs, I also made an appointment to take my new laptop in Monday and sit with a tech to go over a few issues I am having, we went back to Target bought the one on sale, took it home and found out it won’t work with our bracket so we had dinner (ribs, baked beans,...

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Jul 6, 2013 - stayed over

Another day for yard sales, and picked up a few good deals, lunch at Burger King, back to the RV unloaded the truck and talked to some neighbors trying to get in these small spots, Buddy let them use some boards for their jacks, walked up to the office to see what’s up with the internet which still isn’t working and the guy in the office we call Tex, he’s been real nice to us, he gave me the code for the office internet to come up and use it, pays to be friendly, dinner tonight chicken and dumplins again since I had some stock leftover. We...

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Jul 6, 2013 - Anchorage

Anchorage , with half the state’s population is Alaska's only really large city. Everybody in Alaska comes to Anchorage for statewide events, shopping and basic services. Each weekend during the summer, they have a downtown festival with live music, arts and crafts and food vendors. A great way to spend Sunday afternoon is walking around downtown taking in the shops and sites, visiting the town square where the visitor center is located, or going to the Ulu factory where the famous knives are made. There is also Resolution Bay lookout,...

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Jul 5, 2013 - stayed over

Today we drove over to Whittier, in order to get into Whittier you have to go through a one lane tunnel that is also shared by the train so you have to wait until it’s time for your side to go, and wait for the train it has first priority, going over we waited about 45 minutes, coming back we had a 3:00 time to go back through, we got there about 2:30, well once it closed to the other end traffic, an ambulance came by us all and went through, the it gets to be 3:00 and we have to wait for the train to go through first, we later see the...

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Jul 4, 2013 - stayed over

The cell phone woke us up ringing around 6:00a.m. it was a wrong number, then around 8:15 the neighbors next to us hit our bedroom slide with their truck door, and they were talking kind of loud, so we just got up, had some coffee, went and did the laundry, came back had something to eat and then off to Best Buy, they gave me some pointers on the new laptop, then to Wal Mart and Fred Meyer for some groceries and stuff, back to the RV had grilled brats with fried potatoes and onions for dinner then we decided to go for our walk around the...

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