Travel Blogs from Palmer, United States

Sort by Newest Best first

Communication with the M/V Explorer, Palmer, United States travel blog

Communication with the M/V Explorer

A travel blog entry by akwonton

4

Here are some links to keep you informed and help us communicate while I'm away: For my itinerary go here: http://www.semesteratsea.com/voyages/spring2008/sp2008_itine rary.html To check the position of the M/V Explorer go here: ...

Hatcher Pass and Knik River, Palmer, United States travel blog

Hatcher Pass and Knik River

A travel blog entry by cjcarter27

2
43

... . Anyone planning a trip to Alaska? Don't miss Hatcher Pass!!! It is a gorgeous road that traverses the Talkeetna Mountains between Palmer and Willow/Wasilla. The icy blue waters of the Little Susitna River rush along the road beside you and lead you in. ...

Palmer, Alaska, United States, Palmer, United States travel blog

Palmer, Alaska, United States

A travel blog entry by nocknock

97

... with vanilla ice cream for dessert. After lunch, Art and I walked up the street to the "Church of a Thousand Trees," a United Protestant Church that was dedicated in 1937, the year Art was born.  Miraculously, the church is still standing even ...

Day 98 - Roller Coaster Ride to Palmer, Alaska, Palmer, United States travel blog

Day 98 - Roller Coaster Ride to Palmer, Alaska

A travel blog entry by 10sandy

4
14

Day 98 - Today's drive was from Valdez to Palmer 268 miles!  Some of the roads were good, some better and some under construction!  Remember, 2 seasons in Alaska - Winter, and Construction!  Then the last 75 were up to 2,150 feet of climbs ...

Toto II- About our camper, Palmer, United States travel blog

Toto II- About our camper

A travel blog entry by cjcarter27

EXTRA POST  I thought it was time to do an entry about our camper. I know several people reading this blog are interested in that aspect - other Scotty and vintage camper owners, especially, so I'll provide some info here about our camper. Toto II ...

Homestead RV Park, Palmer, United States travel blog

Homestead RV Park

A travel blog entry by rayandchrista

10

Heading out of the Kenai Peninsula to Palmer Ak which was a town that our government started back in the depression to help out people from Minnesota and Wisconsin. Any peoples that wanted to move were giving a Farming homestead. Also the government had ...

Palmer, Alaska, United States, Palmer, United States travel blog

Palmer, Alaska, United States

A travel blog entry by nocknock

... were constructed. Among the buildings constructed at this time, the Central School, Alaska Railroad Depot, and the Lutheran and United Protestant churches still stand. The first of the Minnesota contingent arrived at Palmer on May 10, 1935. Things did ...

Farm Country, Palmer, United States travel blog

Farm Country

A travel blog entry by chiefsteve

You'll find a Fred Meyer and Safeway grocery stores to stock up on anything good at Walmart prices. This where you begin to see that Alaska is overstocked with cops and that is the only attraction here ...

We made it!, Matanuska Lake, United States travel blog

We made it!

A travel blog entry by bgiarelli

2

Here we are in Alaska!  After our flight into Anchorage, we headed over to Great Alaskan Holiday for orientation on our 28' Winnebago.  Good thing Marty will be doing all the driving, because that thing is way too big for me to driver.  We ...

Palmer, Alaska, United States, Palmer, United States travel blog

Palmer, Alaska, United States

A travel blog entry by nocknock

5

... did, no charge.  Then, since it was nearly noon, we started looking for some place to have lunch. In downtown Palmer, they are dealing with road detours and closures due to a water main break.  We had some difficulty navigating, but ...

Last night in Alaska, Palmer, United States travel blog

Last night in Alaska

A travel blog entry by sueonthego

10

...  main trail there. In the evening, I dropped my sister at the Anchorage airport, and then drove north along the Glenn Highway to Palmer.  It is now almost 11pm and the sun is still shining.  There are quite a few RVs here, but not many ...

Airplanes, Musk Ox, Zoo and Gold Mine, Palmer, United States travel blog

Airplanes, Musk Ox, Zoo and Gold Mine

A travel blog entry by threegypsies

33

... stop was a visit to the Alaska Aviation Museum at Lake Hood.  Lake Hood is the largest float plane airport in the United States.  The museum was full of aviation and bush pilot exhibits.  After looking at the airplane exhibits we headed to ...

Palmer - July 12-13, Palmer, United States travel blog

Palmer - July 12-13

A travel blog entry by ranlo

5

     Hiked Thunderbird Falls trail to the viewing platform. The drive to the Eagle River Nature Center had great mountain views. The nature walk is great; lots of informative signs.  The boardwalk allowed us to walk out into a small ...

Girdwood to Palmer, Palmer, United States travel blog

Girdwood to Palmer

A travel blog entry by ranlo

The drive along Turnagin Arm was so different this time.  The tide changes here are about 12 feet.  Since it was low tide, the view was mostly huge mud ...

Dogs, Dogs, and more Dogs at Finger Lake, Palmer, United States travel blog

Dogs, Dogs, and more Dogs at Finger Lake

A travel blog entry by jlovely

3

Monday march 8, 2004 Our itinerary describes today as 'an opportunity of a lifetime', and it definitely was! We woke up to a gorgeous day with deep blue skies and a few clouds scattered around. Charity, Nigel, Paul, and I were the only ones out of the ...

All together again!, Palmer, United States travel blog

All together again!

A travel blog entry by thesairs

13

... open spaces and lack of traffic Anchorage was a bit of a culture shock!  We spent our second day  in and around the Palmer area.  The weather actually cooperated and I think a few of us got a bit of a sunburn at the 7pm baseball game we ...

Last Adventure awaits...., Palmer, United States travel blog

Last Adventure awaits....

A travel blog entry by spanglerdr

2

... , and make it to Palmer in time to find some dinner. Man! We are all craving some good ole' Mexican food..... Our little apartment in Palmer is only a mile or so away from the Alaska State Fair grounds. We aren't there long enough to catch the fair but we ...

Holding on by a rope!, Palmer, United States travel blog

Holding on by a rope!

A travel blog entry by spanglerdr

19

Ice Climbing proved to be a challenge. At first, we weren't sure we would tackle it with grace but we were sure going to give it our all! We arrive at the site and are informed that we should have brought lunch; so we buy a couple of granola bars to ...

Rudolph, Blitzen, Dancer and Prancer, Palmer, United States travel blog

Rudolph, Blitzen, Dancer and Prancer

A travel blog entry by spanglerdr

... ice climbing but are anxious to get out of the house and find a kissing moose! We head out to the Reindeer farm in Palmer. Near the base of a mountain lies a small family farm that raises reindeer (domesticated caribou) and elk. We were given a lesson ...

Of Guns and Pumpkins, Palmer, United States travel blog

Of Guns and Pumpkins

A travel blog entry by rodk

5
27

Guns and Pumpkins     The Alaska State Fair at Palmer Showgrounds is the premiere cultural event for Alaska. Running over 12 days in late August it's a non-stop smorgasboard of stage shows, thrills and exhibitions.  Bill Cosby ...

Clowning on 2.5 hours of sleep..., Palmer, United States travel blog

Clowning on 2.5 hours of sleep...

A travel blog entry by clara.sayre

9

... it did finally go off, I think I had managed about 2.5 hours. We quickly made coffee, John shaved, and we took off for Palmer. When we got there, we pulled up alongside her house and went about our morning. She came out and said hello and then showed us ...

Pentatonix at the Alaska State Fair, Palmer, United States travel blog

Pentatonix at the Alaska State Fair

A travel blog entry by familymojo

2
1

We made it to Alaska in time to see Pentatonix perform at the Alaska State Fair with Nana. (I have better pictures, but just want to get something up.) ...

Also at the Alaska State Fair, Palmer, United States travel blog

Also at the Alaska State Fair

A travel blog entry by familymojo

1

This reminds me of a funny t-shirt I once saw: "Texas better not get too uppity, or Alaska will split in half and make Texas the THIRD largest state!" ...

Tunnel, Glaciers and the Alaska State Fair, Palmer, United States travel blog

Tunnel, Glaciers and the Alaska State Fair

A travel blog entry by happytrails123

28

... .  Back in 1935, those original Valley Colonists already knew this fertile valley could produce a rich agrarian heritage, making Palmer the only Alaskan community to develop from an agricultural lifestyle.  Today, Palmer is a garden hub for the ...

Phil and his mom at breakfast in Palmer, Alaska, Palmer, United States travel blog

Phil and his mom at breakfast in Palmer, Alaska

A travel blog entry by familymojo

2
1

Monica and the kids had already gone outside, but I wanted to get a pic of me and mom. They say the camera adds ten pounds. How many cameras did I have on me for this pic? *sigh* I need to get out of the truck more often! ...

It rained...that stinks., Palmer, United States travel blog

It rained...that stinks.

A travel blog entry by dougela

1
5

We went to the fair even though it rained like crazy.  We (I) wanted to see some roller derby and experience the state's fair.  We arrived and ate some fair food (delicious) and checked out some of the attractions...lots of ATV's, RV's, snow ...

Sunday - Dream a Dream and Knik Glacier, Palmer, United States travel blog

Sunday - Dream a Dream and Knik Glacier

A travel blog entry by karenpgh

2

... informative. Zach also loved the hike with the puppies and playing fetch with Micky, the border collie. Then, we headed back towards Palmer for our 2pm Knik Glacier tour.  Again, we had beautiful weather thou it was a bit windier and chillier near ...

Our 15th stop – Palmer, AK., Palmer, United States travel blog

Our 15th stop – Palmer, AK.

A travel blog entry by socks

1
14

Population in Palmer is 5,475. It is the only community in Alaska developed from an agricultural economy. This is the result of one of the most unusual experiments in American history – the Matanuska Valley Colony. In 1935 during the Great ...

Three weeks of travel, Palmer, United States travel blog

Three weeks of travel

A travel blog entry by bwmuzik

1
5

We left Talkeetna after having rhubard/apple sourdough pancakes at the Roadhouse. Yummy! We found a nice campground at Palmer and will be doing day trips to Wasilla, Palmer and Mat Su Valley the next few days. I will show you a couple of pictures of ...

Further immersion in Native culture, Palmer, United States travel blog

Further immersion in Native culture

A travel blog entry by mazb10

68

I certainly didn't want to get up when I woke at 05.45 but had to if I wanted to nip in to see the native cemetery at Eklutna before returning the car, it was pouring when I left at 7.15am. Just as well I had jandels on (different colours of course) as ...

Sort by Newest Best first