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Jul 13, 2018 - Valdez, Alaska

Headed to Valdez for a three day stay and a bit of a respite from all the recent travel. Valdez is beautiful. Totally surrounded by snow capped mountains and lush green hillsides. We've had our first mostly rainy days. Chilly too. We managed to get a bike ride in during one of the breaks from the rain. And some walks around the town and harbor. We've been watching the fish getting cleaned and gutted. The people doing it are fast and efficient. And we've seen some big halibut. The record caught last year was 327 lbs by a woman named Freida!!

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Jul 4, 2018 - Third day in Valdez

After breakfast at the fat mermaid, we went to the two museum number one, which gave it a lot of history about the area and Exxon Valdez disaster. We then went to the Fourth of July parade which was was enjoyed by all. We then went to museum number two, which gave a lot more information about the 1964 earthquake, old Valdez, and the move of the town. We drove to the old town site, where we found the locations of where the post office had been as well as other buildings. Probably the main reason that they had decided to move the town was...

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Jul 3, 2018 - Second day in Valdez

Slept in, did laundry, then explored Valdez. This is a neat place, with mountains all around, roughly 4,000 residents. The harbor here is pretty well stocked with a variety of boats, but it has a lot of heavy fishing boats. There is an nice high observation point near the civic center, but as usual, it is hard to capture it in a photograph. The epicenter of the 9.2 1964 earthquake was 45 miles from here. I read yesterday that the devastating 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster didn’t reach into Valdez. Hope to find out more before we leave. There...

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Jul 2, 2018 - Morning in Whittier then ferry to Valdez

Spent the morning walking around Whittier. Our host told us last night not to worry since our building is earthquake resistant and at an elevation above any tsunami that might come. Found the pedestrian tunnel connecting the town which is split by the railway yard. The harbor is nice with a lot of fishing boats. Enjoyed a harbor side coffee and danish that was especially good on this beautiful sunny morning. We walked up from the towers toward the glacial stream. Nice walk on a nice day in good company! The ferry ride was 5:45 and was...

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May 29, 2018 - Rainy Valdez

Down day. Weather in Valdez was low clouds, fog, drizzle, and rain – Again. We had a slow start to our morning and took a short walk in between showers to visit a local coffee shop and the grocery. Back in the RV, it was relaxing, watching some TV, and reading. Mid-afternoon, the clouds lifted and we took a scenic walk up to the overlook behind the convention center and had a nice chat with a couple from Maine. Back at the RV we decided it was time for chores and did some laundry. Dinner was left overs and we ate while it rained yet again....

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Alaska 2018

May 28, 2018 - Cruising Prince William Sound

We are anxiously awaiting our drive north toward Fairbanks and warmer weather. High today here was about 50 deg, with 35 deg forecast for tonight. Another morning of low clouds greeted us as we prepared for our glacier cruise. We had planned to cruise on a small boat today, but ended up on a much larger boat and a different tour company due to miscommunication on schedules. Our cruise took us out on Prince William Sound, leaving from the Valdez small boat harbor, with views of the Alaska Pipeline terminal, just across the bay. The cool...

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Alaska 2018

May 27, 2018 - Valdez

With daylight arriving around 4AM, it is hard to sleep late. We were finally up at 6AM and on the road before 7. A few miles down the road we found a nice pull out and stopped for breakfast. Firing up the generator we had brewed coffee and toasted bagels before continuing our drive. Today was our best wildlife viewing day so far: 5 moose, a porcupine, and more rabbits. At the junction of the Glenn Highway and Richardson Highway, at Glennallen, we stopped for morning coffee. Continuing south on the Richardson, we had great views of the...

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Alaska 2018

Jul 30, 2017 - South to Valdez, AK

This is the second of three postings for today's date, first post is a map marker, second of our drive and third a little touring of Valdez. Today driving out, away from Chitina to the main highway to Valdez, there were low clouds again not allowing us the spectacular views of the Wrangell & Chugach Mountains. Sigh! There was a log cabin near a Historical Sign along the highway belonging to Lt. William Mitchell of the US Army Signal Corps which was completing the trans-Alaska telegraph line in 1903. It connected military posts in Alaska...

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Jul 7, 2017 - Bayside RV Park Valdez AK

Jackie and I had to depart Tok early to get down to Valdez where they had a larger medical facility to try and nail down what has been ailing her since Canada. Bill and Merrilee stayed in Tok until Sunday to retrieve their new alternator and because the weather was better than Valdez on Saturday. The RV park is right across the street from the boat harbor and walking distance to everything...not that the town is big or anything lol. Sunday evening Bill and I went over to the fishery and had some fun with Pink Salmon...kept 2 to try for...

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Jun 19, 2017 - Off to Valdez

Valdez, AK is not on the way to anywhere else. It's located on Prince William Sound on the southcentral coast of Alaska. The Richardson Highway, which runs north-south, connects Fairbanks to Valdez. During gold rush days, the highway was known as the Richardson Trail. When we left Tok we took the Tok Cut-off to the Richardson Highway, and headed south toward Valdez. Our first stop was the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Headquarters and Visitor Center near Glennallen. Wrangell-St.Elias is the largest national park in the US, and the...

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Alaska Or Bust 2017

Jun 4, 2017 - Cold and rain in Valdez

Woke up to rain again this morning, took a short walk around the campground loaded up the truck and headed to Valdez. Road to glenallen bumping and rough. Saw beautiful scenery but the mountains were covered by clouds checked out the visitor center and Glennallen, but gas at 364 gallon beautiful drive to Valdez to Keystone Canyon Worthington glacier and several waterfalls including horsetail and bridal veil Falls. Stayed in a ritzy Campground across from the marina full hookup including TV. Wow! Took a walk around the marina saw bald eagle...

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Jun 4, 2017 - Valdez, Alaska June 3, 2017

Greetings All, I made it back from the deep sea fishing trip. I will discuss that trip a little later in this blog post. The last post was about crossing the Denali Highway and spending the night at the Squirrel River State CG. We got up on June 2nd and headed south toward Valdez. What an amazingly beautiful highway. My only thoughts are: Thank you LORD for making such beautiful country and giving us this opportunity to experience it. Last time we were here we experienced this paradise with my brother Bruce and sister in law, Sheila. I wish...

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