Travel Blogs from Tok
... we avoid Walmart as much as possible. So, pulling into the parking lot was quite an amazing sight. Wall to wall RVs camped out filling 1/3 of the lot. It was quite a display. We laughed about it, but by the time we finished our shopping, we had talked ourselves into setting up for the night - just for the "experience." I think we just wanted to prove we could play with the big boys. It's a well known fact that Walmarts (in select locations) welcome RVers ...
... middle of nowhere. Bumpity bump bump goes the Alaskan Highway where is our camper? Orange flags on the road better slow down to a crawl or you will be towed. Whitehorse Walmart Camp monster rigs and little tykes harmoniously abide. Asphalt to camp on groceries and cheap plastic **** all needs met at once. Sun refuses sleep disappointing stargazers nightfall masked in light. If no hot showers tubs of water will suffice makes you feel so ...
... sought it out. The
options were a cabin for two or an Ambulance for two (really an ambulance), the
ambulance would have been a sure thing if it did not smell do musty, so we
opted for the cabin. Private sauna was
awesome, clothes optional;)
Tomorrow we will probably be heading SW towards Anchorage
and the Kenai peninsula. The Alaska Range
looms on the horizon, it's quite a sight.
Enjoy the pics, stay tuned
... to change the wheel and the couple were on there way. Scott suggested that I catch up with him whilst I'm in fairbanks. After a quick stop at Chicken (yes thats what it is really called) for lunch it was onto Tok where I checked out the RV parks before deciding some solitude was a better option. On the road out to Fairbanks I found a nice State Park camping area on a lake with only one RV in the camping area. I found a nice area a the opposite end away from the existing RV and ...
... feet behind the birds. It had been eating in tall grass and we hadn't seen it until just then. Nice surprise.
We enjoyed another perfect weather day but in the distance we could see more forest fire plumes building. We knew what that could mean ......... sure enough, the next morning it hurt to breathe and our eyes were runny and scratchy.