Canoeing Finger Lake, Palmer, AK – August 28, 2013

I headed up Bogard Road and turned onto Finger Lake Park Way and paid the $5 State Park Fee. I then went to the camp host's trailer and waited. The camp host was at another location and dropped what she was doing to facilitate my canoe rental. I chose a red Coleman flat-bottomed canoe, rather [...]

Dorothy G. Page Museum – August 28, 2013

After visiting Iditarod Headquarters, I moved over to the Dorothy G. Page Museum at 323 Main Street. Page was the mother of the Iditarod, so this was an appropriate seque. Admission is $3 and the museum encompasses the basement and first floor. The staircase leading to the basement is painted to look like a mine [...]

Iditarod Trail Race Headquarters – August 28, 2013

Knik Goose Bay Road starts out perpendicular to the Parks Highway, but swings right until it is 45 degrees to this principal artery. This was the road I needed to carry out my first order of business, which was to get photos I needed for the Sarah Palin History Tour. My right turn took me [...]

Lake Lucille: Farewell, Thank You – August 28, 2013

Finally, my time to vacate the Lake Lucille Bed and Breakfast came. I had my final Part I of breakfast in the kitchen, and packed my gear into the rental car. I then went to the dock to bid Lake Lucille a long final farewell. So many treasures on this lake I have seen and [...]

Potter Marsh – August 27, 2013

Following my tour of downtown Anchorage, I went along the Seward Highway and stopped at Potter Marsh - a wetland created accidentally when the Alaska Railroad was built. You can see salmon swimming in the marsh, though I could not pick them up with the camera. Moose frequent the area as well, as you can [...]

Downtown Anchorage – August 27, 2013

The day began with my Lake Lucille Bed and Breakfast-supplied goodies, followed by a trip to the Mocha Moose to get my usual, then to City Hall to thank Bonnie for showing me the rooms where Sarah Palin sat as Wasilla's City Councilwoman in Seat E and as the city's Mayor, as documented in the [...]

Lake Lucille Civil Twilight – August 26, 2013

After Independence Mine and and my stops in Palmer and Wasilla Lake for the Sarah Palin History Tour, I stopped off at Señor Taco, because I was jonesing for Mexican food. From there, I returned to Lake Lucille Bed and Breakfast. I pulled the laptop out of the room, set it on a table on [...]

Independence Mine – August 26, 2013

This morning, I awoke, had Part I of breakfast downstairs, then went on to the Mocha Moose to finish the job. Then, I returned to the Alaska Museum of Transportation and Industry to buy the Transrapid 07 model that I had been considering when I went there during the first day of my trip here. [...]

Lake Lucille Civil Twilight – August 25, 2013

After returning from a glorious day at Flattop Mountain, with Chuck Heath, Jr. I went to enjoy the Civil Twilight on Lake Lucille and savor what had happened today and the days before. Alaska's summer nights are truly amazing and spectacular. Tomorrow, I would be going to Independence Mine on my own, then some more [...]

Flattop Mountain – August 25, 2013

I arose this morning, checked my US for Palin news stack, showered and ran off to an early church service. Then, I went to my usual haunt, the Mocha Moose to have my usual breakfast. I returned to Carol's Lake Lucille Bed and Breakfast to get ready for Flattop Mountain. I would be meeting Chuck [...]