Gakona Lodge & Trading Post
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Non-smoking hotel
- Multilingual staff
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
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We had breakfast at Tangle Lake & we said goodbye to the lovely staff, Jess got his photo taken with Violet as she was the main person who helped him when Clay had his heart attack. We hit the road bound for Glenallen again to go on to Palmer & Wasilla. We took a wrong turn at Glengallen & happened upon a beautiful national park visitors centre. The park is called Wrangle ...
... owners & staff remembered Jess & were very welcoming to us. We spent the afternoon in the bar with the owner, Nadine, she is 78 and has been the proprietor here with her husband for 45 years. What a character, she sang karaoke to us, she used to sing for the soldiers in Germany during the war. We set up the RV for the night in the car park. The landscape in this area is totally different, hardly any trees around. But in the distance we saw Summit Glacier, ...
Our time at McCarthy was at an end. After we finally managed to pack away the camping gear we set out in the road again. All the way down the dirt track which lasted forever. After a 5 hour drive we arrived at the Maclaren Lodge. As you can imagine we had been fantasising over a shower and time away from the "skeeters". We had the opportunity to camp in the middle if no where, 17 miles up river, in a large gazebo at Tangle Lakes. Some of us were reluctant at first but it's ...
... an email from Flight Centre confirming that my flight had been changed so I wouldn't be flying tomorrow, Eddie passed this on to Sheila whilst he was on the phone with her. I was so pleased as it meant I could hire a car tomorrow & go to Talkeetna.
When we got back home about 7.30pm I left Eddie & Sheila to discuss whether they wanted to go out for a meal, Sheila didn't want to & barbecued herself some salmon. I joined them upstairs to watch TV. Eddie had said ...
... out, she found the right place as the proprieter had some "damaged" fur pelts (essentially, those that had small distractions like a short or cut-off tail on a fax) that he was willing to sell at a discount. Even Joe couldn't resist so they both spent their "allowances" on furs.
We took the "scenic route" from Fairbanks by going east on the Ric******* Highway (Alaska Route 2) back by the "North Pole" ...