Delta Junction to Grand View, Alaska

June 24, 2014 - 8:36 pm No Comments
Mama and babies near Delta Junction

Mama and babies near Delta Junction

Safely across the highway

Safely across the highway

Close up view of the Alaska pipeline

Close up view of the Alaska pipeline

Information on the Alaska pipeline

Information on the Alaska pipeline

More pipeline

More pipeline

We started the day with a drizzly rain but it ok because we drove slowly looking for wildlife.   It wasn’t long before Greg spotted a mama moose and two babies crossing the road ahead of us.   It seemed that mama told the babies to make a run for it so they did.  They all skittered across the road as quickly as possible.   So far this trip we have seen 7 mama moose and 5 babies.

we arrived in Glenallen around noon and we stopped at the caribou hotel and Restaurant for lunch.    It’s always a good sign when locals frequent the place, and arriving at noon, we found the place to be full of locals.   We saw a tray of hamburgers being delivered to a table and they looked so good we ordered them for ourselves.   Hands down, they were the best burgers we’ve had in a long time!!! So we really enjoyed our hot lunch.

because we are on the highway that heads down to Valdez, we’ve followed the Alaska pipeline all day.   It’s such an engineering feat and Greg really enjoyed seeing it up close.  We did not drive this part of the road on our last trip, so we have really enjoyed the scenery.

it occurred to me today that I better make some reservations for the upcoming week due to the July 4th holiday so as soon as we settled in our campground in Grand View, Alaska, I started plotting the next couple of weeks.  Everything worked out except for a couple of days we will have to camp without services but we can prepare for it.  Tomorrow we will drive toward Cooper Landing on the Kenai Peninsula.

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