Old Town Copper Center Inn & Restaurant
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... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... There were many inventions to accomplish this. There are pump stations along the way as well.
AT&T have fiber optic cables buried along this road. You can not imagine how long and isolated this road is. There are many signs for SUBSISTENCE HUNTING along the way. What a concept. People go out and hunt to sustain themselves here. It is a federal program. The locals love it. That is part of what the bear hunt is all about.
... clouds in the way. A rarity according to our waitress. The view was incredible!
We headed to Kenny Lake since it was close to McCarthy and Kennecott which we were heading to the next day. We needed to get food for dinner so we headed down to Chitina to se what was there. Not much. Not much on the way back. So we grilled some leftovers.
... on the way back----a moose, about 5 snowshoe rabbits that are quite dark now but will turn white in the winter, and swans on one of the ponds. The road grader had been on two sections of the road during the day for several miles so filled in the potholes which made it much easier driving. And the sun had come out and the clouds went away so we could see the magnificent mountains just above us as we drove much of the way. The colors of the trees were ...