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Travel Blogs from Wasilla
July 22, 2014
After a couple of housekeeping chores, Bud and I glided on the Harley to the Palmer Visitor Center to discover this area. Palmer, as part of the Mat-Su Valley, is home to the giant vegetables grown in the midnight sun that we, in the lower 48, always think of when we think of Alaska. The gardens that are on display are prettier, lusher, and more designed than the gardens of the UA ...
... to Friday. Sheila said that she could have dropped me off but I wasn't ready, I asked if she could wait 5 mins. I zoomed downstairs & returned a few minutes later dressed with my backpack.
It didn't take long to drive to Wasilla. (pop 7,850). The town started off as a station on the Alaska Railroad in 1917 then with the railroad & government auction bringing in settlers, Wasilla became the supply town for the Willow Creek Mining District. It is the hometown ...
... only to walk up the rocky trail; otherwise...it was summer, and shoes were optional. I would stand in the warm water, the mud squishing between my toes, all day, and well into the night, until darkness fell in the early morning hours. I earned a reputation at Sheep among the locals, and everyone knew me as the "girl with the Glock." Then back to the campsite we would head to cook the fish we had caught before falling asleep in the tent. This particular spot is the best fishing hole ...
... night and buying peanut butter, bread, G2, and fruit. Kim spread the peanut butter on the bread with her fingers! (Sounds like this would be easy but it was actually kinda tricky.) We ate the sandwiches along with a bunch of grapes, a banana and some beef jerky and I ended the night with a chocolate covered blueberry cordial. Unreal! (Not a fancy meal but yummy just the same.)
We decided it was better to get the steps in seeing something versus ...
... Walmart ! Having located the sports and outdoors dept we skirted past one of the counters (20 plus rifles and handguns, ammo etc freely on display in case you find yourself short of milk and firearms of a morning) and grabbed a couple of tents, sleeping bags and bed mats - $70 the lot. Before we knew it we were off into the rain on Alaska Highway 1 heading through Denali national park, past Mt McKinley again – couldn’t see it this time due to rain - ...
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