Kayaking Applegate Lake

Kayaking Applegate Lake
Kayaking Applegate Lake

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Day 18 July 23 Catching Up in Talkeetna, Alaska

After a short hundred mile drive south on the Parks Highway from Cantwell 8 miles from our boondock site, we are tucked into the only RV park in Talkeetna this afternoon, after four nights without hookups.  Time to catch up on laundry, to upload photos if possible, and catch up on the blog.  Who knows when I’ll ever get the chance to check in on the rest of the world, but it may not be right away. 

I have been posting blog entries by actual date traveled in addition to the day of our trip (see above title).  Since we have been away from the internet, you may have missed a few posts, so you are interested in knowing where we have been, check the archives to the left.

The new header photo is from last night’s beautiful boondock site along Joe Lake on the Denali Highway, just a short eight miles from the main Parks Highway and up 5 miles of gravel.  Instead of the beautiful isolation and quiet we enjoyed last night, we are now in Talkeetna Camper Park with electricity and water, lots of neighbors tight around us, 2 washing machines and one working dryer, and intermittent internet. I’m heading for the laundry room right now, hoping I can get enough of a connection to post the last few blogs from my LiveWriter. 

Wish me Luck!

It is interesting that I have to take my computer up to the office to get a decent connection while Mo happily surfs away with the Netbook using our WiFi booster purchased last December in Desert Hot Springs.  I still haven’t found  Windows 7 driver for the gadget, so I guess I am out of luck for the time being.

CaptureMiles driven today: 126

Road condition: excellent highway except for the repetitive joints to protect from frost heave.  Better than frost heave, though!