Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Alaska Day 45 Anchorage Last Day

Several people asked the names of some of the animals/birds (at zoo), etc that was on the blog yesterday.  So here they are in order of appearance kinda;  Eagle, Lynx, Red Fox, Timber Wolf, Jim & Pat, Larry & Marilyn, Tiger, Alpaca, Camel, Snow Leopard, Grizzly Bear, Black Bear, squirrel, Sea Otter and Harbor Seal.  Quite a few of the animals/birds were rescued.  Each animal had it’s history posted of how it got to be at the zoo.  Some stories were interesting and some were sad.

We have gone about 3400 miles since braking the border with the lower 48.  We left the lower 48 about 58 days ago and Dawson Creek (Milepost 0) 45 days a go. We have about 3000 miles to go.  We will be back in the lower 48 in 45-50 days.  Places we will be seeing will include Talkeetna, Denali Nat Pk, Healy, Fairbanks area, Delta Junction which is the end of the Alaska Hwy. Then back to Tok and continue east on the AlCan Hwy to Dawson Creek.  From there we will go thru Jasper & Banff Nat Pks (Canada) and end up in Lethbridge.  Chapter 44 of the Escapees Club is having a rally over in Pincher Creek 15-19 Aug that we might stop over. We might slip a visit to Wateron Lakes Nat Pk on the Canadian side just above Glacier Nat Pk. We will be in Gillette, WY no later than Monday 22 August for the upcoming Escapade 28 Aug –1 Sep.  Come to the Escapade. Stop  by and say HI and that you followed us on the blog thru Alaska. It helps my ego and justifies for me to buy more camera equipment.

Back to the present::::::Carol fixed Belgian waffles for breakfast. Yes they were good..  DSC_0001


I added some diesel supplement.  Since our rig sat for 3 years I want to make sure the injectors are clean, etc.DSC_0002

Then it was air filter time.  Ours is very easy to get to and to change out. It took me about 10 minutes. I’m getting good at this.DSC_0003 DSC_0004 DSC_0005


I walked down to Larry & Marilyn’s rig.  He was talking to his neighbor and trying to wash his rig at the same time.  You see what won out.  He did finish later on.DSC_0008

That’s our site on the left.  We like how they have set this campground up.DSC_0009

Here’s Sharon & Don’s rig.DSC_0010

Don had a little hot water tank problem and threw some money & time at it and got it working again.DSC_0012


Later on all of the Last Frontier Gang met at the Moose Lodge for dinner.  Cool Judy and her gang were there too.  Total of 16. We told stories and places each of us had visited.  It was a good time by all it appeared. SDC11708

Tomorrow we got 107 miles to Talkeetna. This is where they have the famous Moose Dropping festival.  It’s also the place where the idea of the TV series Northern Exposure was created according to the local historian there. 


So, See ya there…………

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