Tuesday, July 23, 2019

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (73)

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (73)

07/23/2019 Travel Day – Heading Back to the Lower 48


Start Location:
Start Time:9:00 a.m.
Mileage:  54,374.5

End Location:
End Time: 3:00 p.m.
Mileage:  54,644.1
Cost Per Night: $31.50 USD
Weather: 49-68 F Thunder Clouds
Route:
  • Sterling Highway North
  • Seward Highway North
  • 1 North
  • 1 East Glenn Highway

Last night a group of campers set-up right next to us. They were kind of noisy – Paul and I were happy to be leaving today. Not that they were bad, just annoying barking dog and crying kids.

We settled accounts with Mike last night; so we just eat breakfast, hooked up the truck and hit the road. Just out of Soldotna, we drove through heavy smoke from the Swan Lake Fire. I thought that the fire would have scared off the wildlife. Not so; as Paul pulled over to let the traffic pass, I saw a mouse running along the side of the road – it was so close.

We stopped at the Fred Meyer in Anchorage for gas. With our RV Traveler 20 cents per gallon off coupon, we only paid $2.79 per gallon.

We had planned on staying at the Pinnacle Mountain RV Park. Their website featured a wonderful collection of old farm equipment and a plethora of animal to enjoy. However, when we pulled in we discovered a rundown overgrown weed lot. No old tractors – No Animal – No Stay. We pulled right back on the Glenn Highway.

About forty miles down the road was Grand View Cafe & RV Park. It featured a spectacular panoramic mountain view, great free WiFi (we are able to watch the last couple “Stranger Things) and was “virtually mosquito free.” We were so glad we passed on Pinnacle.

Wildlife Spotted: Moose, ducks, seagulls, squirrel playing chicken with the ‘Beast,’ Rabbit

  Driving Through the Smoke (Right Out of Soldotna)
Driving Through the Smoke (Right Out of Soldotna)

Spot 3 – Grand View RV Park
Spot 3 – Grand View RV Park

Beautify Landscape!
Beautify Landscape!

Several Gravel Roads
Several Gravel Roads

Kenai River
Kenai River

Beautiful River Views
Beautiful River Views

Matanuska Glacier is a Valley Glacier
Matanuska Glacier is a Valley Glacier


Our Grand View RV Park View
Our Grand View RV Park View

Soldotna to Grand View (Start Point = Lower Left Blue Line)
Soldotna to Grand View (Start Point = Lower Left Blue Line)

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal

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