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Last night - after making about an hour's progress for the day - we stayed at a little road-side cafe and RV park in the gorgeous country on the highway from Anchorage towards Canada.
The cafe served a great breakfast, with the excellent coffee we have come to expect in Alaska. Alaska seems to have uncommonly good coffee, and a lot of it. While in the more ...
Today was the last day for my friends so I said my goodbyes to my friends family who were leaving early in the morning after I left to go rafting. The rafting was fun but we were not allowed to paddle but the views were great. The Knik river flows from the Matanuska glacier which does not dwell on a mountain but in a valley. The rapids were only class II and I but some were class III and IV, which scared my siblings. There were some cliffs along the river and on one ...
... amp; drink, I couldn't see anywhere selling coffee. I did see a lady with a coffee cup so asked her where she bought hers, she was unsure but pointed in one direction (the fair was huge by my standards with so many people) but eventually I found a stand with coffee & I also got a piece of sweet potato pie. When I got back I said that i had to go almost to the end of one section of the fair for the coffee but Taylor, the 13 year old granddaughter of a volunteer at the ...
... that I'm in Alaska...it seems so unreal.
From this campground you can see the Dahl Sheep. They are so far away that you have to use a high power scope. Photos are not! Terri got to see them butt heads, she was so excited!
The manager of the park said that the winter temp here is a out 24*, with maybe a week of -24. But not like -40 as in Fairbanks. Snow might be 50inches, but they have a great road department, and you can get around pretty ...
I reluctantly got out of my cosy bed about 7.30am & when I went upstairs Eddie & Sheila were watching tele, it seems they were waiting for me before having breakfast… oh dear.
Sheila was going to work, despite being Saturday, so I went with her to look round the Saturday market held in the car park between the railway station & the shops. I planned to do a recky of the market, go to a cafe to work on the blog then return to the market.