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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Wasila to Anchorage ~The Maintenance Day

Downtown Anchorage
We have been on the road for over a month now. The mileage on the road has now reached over 7,000 miles. It is time to change oil, filter, check fluid levels, rotate tires and of course time again to do laundry. I was going to handle the oil change myself. But another quirk of faith made go in different direction and have all of that done.

Hours spent at McDonalds doing the Blog
A short 37 mile drive down the road to Anchorage area we arrived at JBER (Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson). The combine or joint Air Force Base and the Army Fort Richardson Base were our first stop. I had stayed on the AFB many times in the mid 80’s and wanted to see what changes had taken place. Many things have been improved, housing looks modern and the on post mall is new since my last visit. As our “canoe was drifting around” we accidently discovered a military RV park on the AFB. We checked it out and found a few empty hookup sites. We did a self-registration and dropped the $18 check in the drop box. Now that we were set for the night, we headed to the visitor center in downtown Anchorage. (The visitor center is sort of the hub of tourism) We walked 4th Ave and checked out were the 1000 mile Iditarod sled dog race starts. Metered parking was a problem downtown so we decided to take a city trolley tour to cover all of the point of interest. It was well worth the price! I had been here several times and learned more in this tour then all of my previous visits. Before we knew it the day had passed and back at the campground were we doing laundry and it was 10:30 before we finished. Adventure traveling is exhausting with long days. I wouldn’t have it any other way!

That is what we did and saw

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