Monday, July 4, 2011

Sunday July 3, 2011

Saturday evening after supper we left Soldotna and traveled toward Anchorage about 75 miles. At the Hope Jct. there is a parking sight by the river a little bit off the main road, a very nice place where we camped for the night. We stopped and scouted around the river actually Canyon Creek; It was about 11pm when we settled down for the night. Mary Jane spotted some moose droppings and decided that that would be one of her souvenirs to take home from Alaska so she carefully put them into a plastic container.

Sunday morning as we continued our travels we stopped at a very nice bird watch area South of Anchorage; in addition to admiring the birds we had our time of worship out by a picnic table. Our next stop was Anchorage; while in Anchorage we fueled the car and R.V. at Costco. Their price for regular gas was $3.899 about three cents cheaper than anywhere else in that area. We continued out the Glen Highway toward Glennallen; a very scenic route. Our route included going through Palmer so we took time go by the visitors center to get information on what to see in the farming community of Palmer. The "Farm Loop" has some of the original farms and some working farms so we decided to drive that loop approximately four miles in length while in the area. As we were traveling the Glen Highway we were able to get fairly close to Mananuska Glacier a real beauty. 
Stanley’s niece, Jonie and her husband Neal Carlson live near Glennallen and they had invited us to spend the 4th of July with them so our goal was to get to their place by this evening and we made it by about 8:45. Stanley’s brother Ed and Lorrie (Jonie's parents) who we visited earlier near Fairbanks are here as well so we have the opportunity to spend some time with them again.

Stanley looking through the telescope

Marie and Merrill at the Visitor's Center Palmer, Ak.

Mananuska Glacier

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