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Left Valdez with the threat of rain and clearer skies up north. Toured the town on the way out and saw a few nice sights. Went by the Salmon Hatchery again hoping for a Grizzly sighting. Just sea lions having a fish breakfast.
... around 10:30 Sunday morning and headed to Palmer. We wanted to get there early so we could experience the fair before the show started at 3PM. Traffic seemed heavy and as we approached Palmer, I noticed vegetable farms, the first I had seen here. Alaska does not have much farming. One reference says there are only 680 farms in the entire state. A state of 365 million acres, less than 1 million are farmed. But ...
... for longer stopping distances.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
A Long story made longer, we are safely in Palmer at the very nice Mountain View RV Park waiting for the GMC service department to open on Monday. The park is about a mile from any busy highway so is quiet, grassy and well kept- and large. It's a great place to walk the dogs. One lap around the park is ...
... conveyer that was over the top of the railroad tracks… they had a huge pile of gravel they had crushed waiting to be loaded… So on Monday a.m. we are driving by and now there’s at least 50 rail cars on the siding and they have filled maybe 15 of the cars from the conveyer… The conveyer was large and I’m guessing it didn’t take ...
... their heads. The guide hands us some fireweed and we feed the young calves. Their eager bodies rushing the fence, sticking their mouths out the gate. Julian laughs as one licks his hand, it tickles.
We head back to the van and take the Fishhook Highway to Hatcher Pass, once the home of Independence Mine, which operated from the early 1930's to 1951. As we drive through Hatcher Pass, carved by glaciers we pass Little Susitna River. Standing on the ...