Anchorage and it's Sunny!!!

Trip Start May 01, 2013
Trip End May 01, 2014

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Golden Nugget RV Park, Anchorage, AK

Flag of United States  , Alaska
Monday, August 12, 2013

Day 105 - Drive to Anchorage today was partly in the rain and then ended in the sun.  Finally.  It rained the whole time we were in Homer except for a few hours for the Bear Excursion - thankfully!

Today we basically back tracked over roads we had been on previously, so nothing really new.  I did see an Eagle with a large fish coming out of the Turnagain Arm.  Pretty Cool.  And, there is still now up on them thar hills!  

I know this isn't the proper forum to voice this, but I really need to address this situation.  I have found another guy who showed up here on our trip and I have been with him a lot.  He holds my hands and is especially attentive at night.  I can't seem to get him out of my mind.  I know that Nick and I have been together for so long and we have a history, but this man has taken hold of me like no other.  His name is Arthur Itis.  He has had a crippling effect on me - if it's not the right hand then it's the left!  Had you going didn't I?  lol....

Day 106 - Bright and early we took the coach for some work at a local RV fix it shop, and left it for the day.  Today we are went on a full day bus trip of the City and are stopping for a nice lunch.   The weather was so so for this trip.  It didn't rain, but it wasn't great either.  Anchorage is a town of 300,000 and it shows - the traffic is horrendous.  I don't know how they stand it.  But, the people are friendly and they do a lot with their park systems, so that's nice.  They have areas for x-country skiing, walking, biking and hiking.  Lots of parks all around.  This area was also hit by the 1964, 9.7 earthquake (lasting over 4 minutes) and they had land drop by 6 feet and 100 homes destroyed.  That area is now called Earthquake Park.  They took us to the top of this hill for an overview of the city, but the weather was still a bit fogged in, so no view.  But this is where the millionaires live and it's funny because they don't plow the road up to the top in the winter - the residents take care of it.  Well, good for the town.  There is so little money to spare these days.  Most homes we have been seeing all around Alaska have been moderate homes and sparkly populated. On our tour we stopped at the Ulu Factory to see their knives; then to the Berry Store, where they have the largest chocolate fountain in the world;  then to a small museum with a nice over view of Alaska and we had a nice family style dinner at a place called Sourdough Bar-b-que.  It was very nice.  After the bus trip, we called the RV place only to find out that they would need it over night!  We called a few hotels and all were booked solid!  Yikes.  Luckily we have made some great friends here and we stayed with Becky and Don in their coach!  So nice of them.

Day 107 - Another day in Anchorage, our last.  We went in search of the elusive Moose (that they are lots of in this area) so we went up to this park where they are known to be, along with bear!  I was all excited - only to be disappointed yet again.  NO moose, NO bear not so much as a squirrel!  Geeze where are these things?  Maybe the Moose are afraid I'll want just one more kiss!!!  NOT!  Bay the way, what disease can you get from "moose spit"...I'm going to look that one up on WEB MD - they'll know!!!!

Alaskans have terms for those of us who live in the lower 48 states - we live on the "outside"  If you are new to the area and haven't been through a winter you are one thing (mind not working so I'll tell you that later), but if you have been here for several years you are a "Sourdough"!

Coach wasn't ready until 4:30 today so we wasted a lot of time waiting for it.  Not so much fun when you only have a limited time in an area.

Off to Danali tomorrow and I am very excited about seeing


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Jean Hanzl on

I LOVE ALL YOUR POSTS, Sandy.....and I have to say I almost have a favorite (so far) because THE BEARS overwhelmed me. You are such a fabulous photographer in my book and a wonderful person. You have a pretty special partner in all this, as well. So keep on truckin and get rid of that new boyfriend quickly. He has no business intruding in your life right now. Yea, PubMed is good.

Pamela on

Love all the posts Sandy. Sorry about the illusive moose. One will show up when you least expect it.
As for Arthur, he gets around. He was grabbing my right hand down in Orlando this week. I've sent him away. No room for him here or in Alaska.

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