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Old 07-15-2011, 08:55 PM   #449
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Those abandoned cars give me the flipping eebyjeebies..Ive seen "The Hills have eyes"
Are there slithering sneaky snakes there ....
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:45 PM   #450
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I hope you get to see the mountain—most never do and whether or not the mountain is out is a big deal there.

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Hi, Gene. Today my wife was very lucky because the skies cleared up while she was on the tour. And she was able to see the mountain. [Mt. Mc Kinley] Hope I can see it tomorrow on my tour.
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Old 07-17-2011, 01:13 AM   #451
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I hope you get to see the mountain—most never do and whether or not the mountain is out is a big deal there.

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Hi, Gene; As you said, some see, and some don't. You can compare Lee Lee's picture yesterday with mine today. [huge difference] But I did get a pretty good shot of a Grizzly bear today. The Lincoln was tanked up and hitched up. We are moving tomorrow.
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Hi, Gene; As you said, some see, and some don't. You can compare Lee Lee's picture yesterday with mine today. [huge difference] But I did get a pretty good shot of a Grizzly bear today. The Lincoln was tanked up and hitched up. We are moving tomorrow.
Is that a Baby Bear would pat it or not dare ?
Hans said it looks like its just been to the shower block ..
You'll be having better weather than us i'll wager ..
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Hi, today we left Denali [actually Healy] campground and headed South/West to Anchorage. Gas was a little cheaper at $3.95 per gallon of regular. We are now camped at Ship Creek RV Park, in Anchorage, Alaska. I, as usual, had a hard time getting onto the Internet again. This time I was thrown a curve ball; I was supposed to sign in on a secured web site, instead of the un-secured one. At the last place, in Healy, I was told the WIFI might not work from our trailer and I might have to try the laundry room. It worked great and we were only getting one or two bars. Today, we found a large farmer's type market and walked through the place in the rain. Dusty forgot his rain coat and got really wet. Phillis Diller said that she used a wet dog for an air freshener in her house, well guess what we have for an air freshener in our silver house. We bought our dinner at one of the food stands and swung by Costco, for a few things, on the way back to Ship Creek RV Park. We are close to the Ocean, an Airport, and Train tracks so the back round sounds may be interesting tonight.

(1.) This was a light check / rest stop / and new Alaska decal on back window.

(2.) This is the log cabin Anchorage Visiter Center in down town Anchorage.
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Hi, today we left Denali [actually Healy] campground and headed South/West to Anchorage. Gas was a little cheaper at $3.95 per gallon of regular. We are now camped at Ship Creek RV Park, in Anchorage, Alaska. I, as usual, had a hard time getting onto the Internet again. This time I was thrown a curve ball; I was supposed to sign in on a secured web site, instead of the un-secured one. At the last place, in Healy, I was told the WIFI might not work from our trailer and I might have to try the laundry room. It worked great and we were only getting one or two bars. Today, we found a large farmer's type market and walked through the place in the rain. Dusty forgot his rain coat and got really wet. Phillis Diller said that she used a wet dog for an air freshener in her house, well guess what we have for an air freshener in our silver house. We bought our dinner at one of the food stands and swung by Costco, for a few things, on the way back to Ship Creek RV Park. We are close to the Ocean, an Airport, and Train tracks so the back round sounds may be interesting tonight.

(1.) This was a light check / rest stop / and new Alaska decal on back window.

(2.) This is the log cabin Anchorage Visiter Center in down town Anchorage.
Our son, Todd, is in Anchorage now visiting his cousins, my late brothers daughters. They are long time residents. Need anything....I'll put them in touch with you.
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Hi, today we drove the Lincoln to see some Glaciers; You better come soon because they are melting away. There used to be a lake full of Glacier Ice, but now there are only a few little pieces left. We also went to "Prince William Sound" today. To get there you have to drive through a tunnel that was carved through solid rock. This tunnel is very narrow and 2 1/2 miles long, straight through the mountain. What is unique about this tunnel is that it's use is timed. One time vehicles drive to PWS, [town of Whittier] then vehicles come back from the other side, and then a train goes through the same tunnel, in both directions. It is cold, wet and slippery in there; You drive with your headlights on and I drove off center because my Lincoln was trying to follow the rails. Fat tires on skinny rails doesn't track well. Tomorrow we move again, kind of like Gypsies.

(1.) Picture of a Glacier.

(2.) Entrance of the 2 1/2 mile long tunnel. The center is where you drive into it.

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Did you take the trailer to Whittier? We've never gone there and I've read it is not a pretty place, but the tunnel has always aroused my curiosity.

If you go to Seward, Exit Glacier is several miles north. You can walk up to it, but it's a lot longer walk than it used to be. When we were in Juneau 5 years ago, the Mendenhall Glacier was receding fast—1/2 mile in the preceding two years.

Carry on. I'm missing Alaska, but love to see it again.

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Hi, Gene. No, we didn't take our trailer there and I wouldn't recommend it either, but it can be done. This is one of the reasons that we un-hook our trailer to go sight seeing. Like you said, it is not pretty there, but different. Probably the best part was going through the tunnel. We also got to see a huge water fall from the melting Glacier.
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Thanks Bob. I wondered about it. Whittier is a state ferry stop and you could go across the Gulf of Alaska from there or points west—if you want to get sea sick, you could go to Dutch Harbor and join the crab fishing fleet.

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Todd, swung by your trailer today but I guess you were at Whittier. He was there yesterday.
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Hi, Neil. WOW, sorry we missed him. [Todd] We are moving on tomorrow morning.
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Hi, Neil. WOW, sorry we missed him. We are moving on tomorrow morning.
.....and Todd is flying back here tomorrow.
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Hi, These pictures wouldn't down load earlier, so here they are now.

(1.) This is the train going into the tunnel, before us, leaving Whittier.

(2.) How's this for a "Road Hazard" flat tire?
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