Saturday, June 15, 2013

Anchorage, Alaska Day 43, June 14, 2013


This morning we left Talkeetna At about 9:30. As you can see from this photo, some other campers joined us by the ball field.  We weren’t in any particular hurry. The day again was sunny and bright. We didn’t see any animals, but did see lots of beautiful scenery. 

Here are some more sights in Talkeetna.

We ran into another stretch of road construction, and had to wait about 20 minutes for a flag car. We made it almost to the end of the construction area, and met a water truck going the other way. The road where he had watered was mud, and even going slow, everything got muddy.

At the first pull off, I decided to wash as much of the mud off the truck and front of the trailer as I could.. Cindy thought it was funny and took some pictures. I thought, from the other times they got muddy, it would be easier to get the mud off before it had a chance to dry.

Some of the views from the pull off.

We went into Anchorage to see about boondocking, but all the big parking lots had signs that prohibited overnight camping. There must be a city ordinance against it, because even Day End does not list any place to park in Anchorage.

We decided to bite the bullet and go into a campground, so we found the Golden Nugget RV Park, and will be here for 4 nights. With the Good Sam discount, it cost $43.20 per night. A little high, but we have boondocked enough that it is OK.

After we got set up, we went to downtown Anchorage. Cindy has wanted to go get some of the free gifts that are in the Tour Saver Book. We also went to the Ulu Factory.

The moose was on a throw in one of the gift shops. I got pictures of Cindy by the stuffed animals.

 While we were at the Ulu Factory, we went across the street and talked to the people that were in charge of the salmon fishing derby that goes through Sunday at noon. They say the salmon are behind this year, partially because of the high water. He told us, they were only getting 4 or 5 fish this year, when they should be getting 30. He said the fishing  probably get a lot better next week, so we will wait till we get a little further south, before we try fishing.

 This is the visitor center in downtown Anchorage. unfortunately it was closed, and we will have to go back Saturday.


Thanks for visiting.

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