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Not all those who wander are lost.
- "All That is Gold Does Not Glitter" by J.R.R. Tolkien
Plan was to get the rental car from Enterprise and head to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. The Park is a 4 hour drive. We are staying at a B&B just outside the park and wanted to be at the Park's Visitor Center before it closed. But …
... old days the whole coat told alot about the person, eg what area they were from, if they were married, how many children they had & much more. Whilst talking about the parky Sheila pointed out that there are no penguins in Alaska, nor igloos, it's the Canadian Eskimos who build those.
I had a look at what there was to do in Talkeetna, apart from walking round the town, which several people said was lovely & looking at pics in the brochures I agreed. There was a 5 ...
... to fish for Reds. No decision on this one -- forget what Horace Greeley said: "go west young man"; listen to Roger the Artful Dodger whispering in your ear: "go east old man," go after the "Reds."
Turns out Copper Center is on the way to Valdez, a stop on our way back home. Idea: we can rent a car, the boys can drive to Copper Center and return to Anchorage at the end of the week. They fly home and we travel on to ...
The morning greeted us to beautiful weather. We passed some amazing lakes reflecting the mountains and clouds. Along the drive, we came across the Sourdough Roadhouse which we had read about. The lady there makes all the baked goods herself. Because she had so many different pies and we couldn't make up our minds, we had to get a slice of each! ...
... Park. The town was built for the employees and management of the copper mill in the early 1900's. It was very successful and operated until 1938. Some of the buildings have been restored and are being used. Only a few buildings that were in the pictures of the original townsite are completely gone. Some of the buildings are still there but it has been determined they are beyond restoring so will be left until they fall in or become a hazard. Others are in ...
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We could only stay one night but after we arrived we wished we could have stayed longer. The cabin was small but comfortable and nicely furnished. The homemade cookies and jar of fireweed jelly were a nice touch. We have added this place to our list of places in the world we want to return.
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