|Saturday, August 22, 2009.
Big Bear RV Park, Palmer, Alaska.
Seward to Palmer
We started the day out by pulling out of Seward between 11:00 and 12:00 today. We stopped by the dump station on the way out of town and took care of all that then hit the road. We had seen a lot of the highway between here and the Chugach National Forest on our ride down and then again on our drive the other day in our search for salmon so we didn't make any stops until we got up around Williwaw campground. It was sunny so we decided to stop at the salmon viewing station there and to walk along the walking path there a little bit since Tom didn't get a chance to do that while we were camped there. It was nice to see the glaciers with the sun on them. There were salmon at the salmon viewing station too. So it was definitely worth the stop. When we got back to the RV tour buses were pulling in so we decided it was time to make tracks. We were so glad to be traveling on our own time schedule and not on theirs.
We headed up Turnagain Arm to a place called Bird Point. We had a nice lunch then Tom called work because he had a project going today. Things were NOT going like he would have like for them to would be the nice way of saying it. He was going to have to sit by his computer so he didn't get to go up and walk around with Jonathan and I to see the scenery. We took lots of pictures. There was a man who had his telescope set up and was letting people take a peek at the mountain goats up on the mountainsides. He was handing out pictures he had taken too. That was fun. We got to see a train pass by from up there as well. There were lots of signs telling about the history of the area too.
When we got back to the RV Tom was ready to drive on up the road to Beluga Point. The tidal bore was supposed to be good today so we wanted to get there before it came in so we could be sure to see it. When we arrived Tom got tied up with calls and waiting on work again so Jonathan and I went up to watch for it. Fortunately for Tom but not for us the tidal bore wasn't much to see. It kind of snuck in on us today. Jonathan had fun exploring the point though. We still had to wait for a while for Tom's phone call before we could hit the road again so I got some reading in on the book that Mary gave me about the Yukon so that was a nice chance to relax that I wasn't expecting. Jonathan was a little bored but he managed to find something to do eventually.
We got into the Big Bear RV Park around 10:00 PM. We had reservations and Tom had called to let them know we would be late so they had a “Reserved” sign on our campsite for us so that was nice. We got settled in and will try to touch base with DeMichiels tomorrow.