Friday, July 18, 2008

Palmer-Wasilla to Glennallen

Arrived in the Palmer, Wasilla, Willow area on Wednesday the 16th and got a couple of nights at the city campground. Did the local farmer market in Wasilla upon arrival and toured the old historic district. Thursday we woke up to another all day rain. We decided to go up and travel the Hatcher Pass. It is a pass through some mountains from Palmer to Willow. Not recommended for big rigs and I can see why. It is much like the road up in Denali for shuttle buses only. Very bumpy, narrow, and steep. It was an interesting drive up into the snow line with lots of streams coming out of the mountains.

Still raining so a museum was a good idea. We went to the Transportation and Industry Museum of Alaska. It had a variety of interesting collections. Phones, sewing machines, tractors, airplanes, trains, dog sleds and a few quilts.

Ended up back at camp in the late afternoon for a movie and popcorn.
Left Palmer on the 18th and headed for Glennallen on the Glen Highway. We arrived early afternoon and the sun was shining. It was warm so long as the sun was out, but if the sun went away it got cold quick. Guess that’s just Alaska. We’re going to stay a couple of nights here and take a day trip in the car to Valdez. We’ve heard a lot about Valdez.

4 comments:

Harmony said...

Yikes! That road is kinda scary looking :)

Wendy's Wanderings said...

Hatcher Pass is great for blueberry picking at the right time of year and when the weather permits .... haven't done it myself but know lots who do...

B Boys Mom said...

Hey I have that Mickey Mouse phone. What kinda things did you get at farmers market?

siteseer said...

b boys mom... I got some salsa, an eskimo ornament, some raspberry syrup, and some kind of a sweet and sour pickle. The pickle was weird, half red and half green.