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Jul 19, 2014 - Sutton AK

July 16, 2014 We left Homer and headed back to Anchorage for some rest. We stayed on base at the Famcamp which was close to the BX/Commisary. Went there for supplies and as we were leaving the parking lot a moose was dining on wildflowers across the road. They say there are about 1000 moose that make Anchorage home so you have to be on the lookout while driving. July 18, 2014 Left Anchorage in the morning and headed for Sutton AK. The Matanuska Glacier is there in the Chugach Mountains. It was a nice drive through the mountains although...

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Jun 23, 2013 - Up the Glenn Highway

Departing Anchorage … heading toward Valdez … we go up the Glenn Highway for the first 150 miles or so. Drove along the Mantanuska River … viewed the Mantnuska Glacier … saw some wonderful mountain views. It was a beautiful drive today … with plans to stay the night at Lake Louise State Rec Area. More on that in the next post.

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Jun 6, 2013 - River Camped

We left Homer around 11 AM and traveled a total of 229 miles. We stopped along side a roaring river. We finally saw a grizzly bear in Alaska. Poor thing was hit and killed by a car just out side of Anchorage. Saw no other wildlife today. Fuel is back up to 4.66 a gallon. Fried pork chops, rice and gravy, and squash for supper. Sure beats the heck out of these restaurants. Plan to wake early and head on down to Valdez.

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Jul 27, 2012 - Glacier View, Alaska

Cool and cloudy this morning. I left the campground at 09:20AM and as soon as I got out to the main highway it started to sprinkle. Fortunately it only lasted for about 15 minutes. I drove the Seward Highway north stopping at the Tesoro station in Girdwood for diesel – 70.614 gallons at $3.939 a gallon. I departed there at 10:05AM. I stopped at Beluga Point at 10:30AM and left at 11:00AM. It looked like the tide was starting to come back in but I did not see anything – in the water or the cliffs overlooking Beluga Point. From Anchorage I...

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Jul 24, 2011 - Glacier View, AK

July 23, 24, 2011 – Glacier View, AK Grand View Lodge and RV Park We are now in Glacier View, AK at a campground/lodge called Grand View. And it really is a grand view here. We have mountains all around us. On the trip here the scenery was like going to the Swiss Alps (at least the pictures I’ve seen of the Swiss Alps), really beautiful. This place is about half way between Tok and Seward and is a great place to camp for a night or two. It has the added bonus of a nice restaurant with a real brick oven for pizza! On the 24th we visited...

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Jul 26, 2010 - Matanuska Glacier

Monday, July 26, 2010 This was probably our most laid back day so far. Rick spent part of the morning fixing the passenger side shade and doing some chores while I worked on our journal and did some laundry. The sun came out to make a beautiful day! After lunch we drove 7 miles to Glacier Park at Milepost 102. We took the very bumpy dirt road to the Gift Shop/Office and paid $15 each to go to Matanuska Glacier. It is the “The largest glacier accessible by car in Alaska.” Since it was on private property we needed to sign a waiver and give...

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Our Alaska Adventure

Jul 25, 2010 - Grand View Cafe And RV Park

Sunday, July 25, 2010 There was light rain, 56˚, and 8:44 am when we left the Diamond M Ranch RV Park. Thank goodness we had hooked-up our car the night before. Most of our 254-mile trip was retracing the roads we had already traveled. We started out on Kalifornsky Road, turned left onto Sterling Highway, then back to Seward Highway, Alaska 1, back through Anchorage, and almost to Wasilla. Some areas had extremely high winds. They were almost swirling which made it hard for Rick to control the steering. When we arrived in Anchorage we began...

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Our Alaska Adventure

Aug 10, 2008 - Toward Glenallen

Sunday, August 10 About 150 miles from Portage to 50 miles past Sutton on the Glen Highway Ring around the Rosy ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- No, we didn’t all fall down but we sure “ringed around”! Driving off the Kenai Peninsula we stopped at a very rushing stream and watched people fishing for salmon (see pictures above). In Alaska, they call this kind of salmon fishing...combat fishing. But, if you know what your doing, it is very effective. We watched one fella for about 30 minutes...

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