Alaska Garden Gate B & B
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... occurred in 1934 History tells us of the Great Depression began on October 29, 1929, when the US stock market crashed. When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, a million farm families were on relief aid and 13 million people were out of work. Part of FDR’s Neal Deal was an effort to relocate destitute Midwestern farmers onto more profitable lands. In 1934, Alaska’s Matanuska Valley was selected as one of the areas ...
... husband comes with screw drivers and tell us “me fix” “you not check you pockets” I said “it’s my underwear I do not believe I have pockets in my underwear to check, however if you get the door open I will take a closer look (what pockets had to do with this I have no idea). He had to start the whole cycle over again, 2 ½ hours later we have clean clothes. Now this is not my most shining moment, while we were ...
... blinders to get any sleep. It is very easy to get lost in what's going on and not realize how late it's getting. It's bad when you are exhausted from travel, but it's great for getting to know people. Our hostel had your typical wide ranging group; and on our second night, we sat around a bonfire and chatted with a couple of Canadians (one a little older who had just summited Denali), a Russian from North Carolina who has just graduated college, a Frenchwoman, and some ...
... pan solo because it was just too cold to get in that water. I snapped a few pictures of the beautiful fireweed wildflowers. Bud was outfitted with chest waders and he never gets cold anyway. He walked down the steep embankment, crossed swampland, and found a huge boulder at the edge of the river. Nuggets should be on the downstream edge of the boulder. He let out a yelp to signal that he had struck gold!
With such ...
... new tires & rims
got a new deep cycle marine battery
built new bed framework
tweaked the wiring in 12 volt system
The previous owner had done a number of things to make it really a nice practical camper - not just cutesy and cool. He had jacks welded on the rear - a very nice feature. He installed a microwave (we rarely use since we rarely have electric hook-up), and he installed a new refrigerator that runs on propane as well as electric. He put in a ...