Heading Back to Anchorage

August 25, 2012

Today in Palmer the weather is cool, but no rain an perfect because there is a parade in town.  In the hair salon (finally after 3 months), I am able to view the procession from a window inside the shop. Tractors, old autos, horses, marching bands, children and lots of politicians (election year).

Picking up sandwiches at a nearby deli, Dick & I drive to a scenic spot alongside the road in Palmer and eat in the RV.

Heading towards Anchorage there is an exit at Eklutna Lake.  This takes us on a 9 mile drive that dead ends at a parking lot.  The longest lake in Chugach State Park; 7 miles long, I mile deep is used to generate power and is also a water source for Anchorage.

My Milepost book tells us a stop a Thunder Bird Falls is worthwhile.  It is a 2 mile round trip hike, but for me it is not the waterfall that is appealing (and I’ve seen plenty on this journey), it is the mushrooms!  They are everywhere.  Along the trail, in the trees and deep in the grassy areas.  Some are pink, orange, white, brown, spotted, fringed while others; reminiscent of jelly fish.

It is now 6 p.m. and we decide to spend the night at Peters Creek Campground.

Tomorrow is Sunday and we will head to Anchorage and try to find a repair shop opened so Dick can have the brakes checked out on the RV.

On this journey so far, there have been 4 deaths of close friends or relatives, 3 weddings, numerous birthdays, a family ordeal, and other difficulties.  Dick & I have been blessed with good health and companionship.

 Life goes on.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Alex Pujo
    Aug 26, 2012 @ 17:57:47

    I hope the transmission does not arrive on time because it will kill the main story line. There is also too much room between you and the bears -we need close-up photos! Did you purchase travel insurance before leaving?


  2. rgb.sbc@gmail.com
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 00:12:28

    Love reading your stuff. Should probably comment more often. Glad you & are doing well. Rick
    Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry


  3. Karin Aggeler
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 18:59:55

    Joyce, what an amazing adventure you are living! It is fun to read. Thanks for sharing, Kar


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