Old Town Copper Center Inn & Restaurant
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... and the Klutina River. Watch out "Reds," here come the Harvey's -- Mom and Dad in style in CC; the boys following behind in a Rent-A-Wreck. You gotta love it; you had to see.
Judy goes to the supermarket to buy gluten free food for Roger and, just in case the fishing stinks, more Wild Moose-Tooth beer for me. I call Mike and four hours and 200 miles later, we rendezvous at "King for a Day" campground in Copper Center. ...
... t look much different than some of the roadhouses we passed on the way here but it opened at 5:30pm and we got right in for a good "roadhouse steak sandwich". So this day ended a little earlier and gave me time to catch up on the blog entries that I couldn't update since the Aurora-Express B&B didn't have any guest Internet connection and the one here at the Riverview B&B in Gakona seems to work pretty good.
... 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.
18th May cont.
We turned off the main highway at Delta Junction and took the scenic route down to Glennallen. They don't call this the scenic route for nothing, the views were amazing! We went from green fields to snowcapped mountains and frozen lakes and had to stop plenty of times for photos and the odd moose. We finally arrived into Glennallen around 7pm and tried to find somewhere to stay. No luck, either too expensive (even at their winter rate) or full, so ...
... on this day in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in Alaska.
It was 9:00 when we got to Chitina. We didn't think anything would be open and planned to drive the extra half hour back to the camper for leftovers out of the frig but the Hotel Chitina was still open so we stopped in for a salad and sandwich. Also got to meet the owner who runs this place in the summer and then goes back to Valdez to run a greenhouse in the winter months. Another nice Alaskan lady!