Thursday, June 18, 2009

On to Valdez

We started our day by getting our mail from general delivery in Tok, stopping at the Visitor Information Center and buying a couple of items at the local food market. Then we head down the Glenn Highway/Tok Cutoff toward Anchorage, then took the Richardson Highway to Valdez. Total miles were about 250, more than yesterday but an easier and quicker drive.

This was another pretty drive with several nice places to stop for a night or two by we wanted to get to Valdez. We saw a large animal back off the road that we are pretty sure was a buffalo but it was only a quick look. No other wildlife. The Worthington Glacier was among the best scenery.

Valdez is a small town but with a population of around 4000, it is one of the larger ones we have been in for a while. It is a beautiful place with the bay, boat harbor and snow capped mountains surrounding it.

We are at the Bear Paw RV Park. Although we are the largest RV in the park it easily accommodates large RV's and is full service with wifi and cable tv included in the price. It is about $10 a night less than another large park that seems to cater to large RVs. The best part is that we are only a block from the Harbor which is a pleasant view. Perhaps even a better choice would be Bear Paw Adult Park which overlooks the water and is essentially an annex of this park. We were under the impression that we could not get wifi if we parked there but we told later that all the services available here are available there too. In any case we are happy to be here for 4 nights.

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