Travel Blogs from Palmer
Tok to Palmer
More epic riding heading SW down the Tok cut off then onto
the Glenn HWY, amazing scenery, there seems to be glaciers around every
bend. Passing the Wrangell Mountains we
could see the mass of MT. Sanford at 16,237ft the summit was just occluded by
Decided to call Palmer our …
... point for folks starting their Denali climb. Lots of bars, coffee shops and art galleries. We followed the Sutsina River along the road and down to Big Lake and Knik where it enters into Cook Inlet near Anchorage. We explored the northern areas of Anchorage and ended up in Palmer. It rained almost the entire day and we saw our first mosquito in the ...
... the truth is I was really at the Fair for the vegetables.
Alaska with its long summer days has perfected the art of growing enormous vegetables and the state fair is the place to exhibit them. Pushing forward through the crowd, I spied cabbages 1 m in diameter, zucchinis to make a girl’s eyes water, award-winning grotesque multi-stemmed carrots and eggplants the size of watermelons. But it is the pumpkins that draw the crowds. Last year ...
... them. The volunteers who were meant to be here to man the collection site were a no show. Although the Fair didn't open till 10am a massive queue had formed & people began bringing their donations to us as soon as we had set up. I was there mainly on my own for hours, which Eddie seemed to feel bad about but I wasn't bothered & was enjoying being part of the 'can run' for The Food Pantry.
Today was family day at the Fair & children under 12 got in free ...
... government operated a boarding school for native children near the village before WWII.
I headed into the city allowing myself plenty of time to find Budget Rental Cars as I didn't actually know how to get there. As it was I found it without much of a problem.
It was a nippy morning so I changed into trou before catching a bus into the city & walked down to Elderberry Park to see the Captain Cook statue only I couldn't find it in the ...