Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Glennallen Highway Again

We had to leave Valdez today after a very nice stay. The sun came out earlier today than yesterday. If it had come out early yesterday it would have made for an even better tour on Prince William Sound.

We bought milk and then headed back toward Anchorage on the same road we had taken to get here. It looked different from the other direction and we still enjoyed the waterfalls in Keystone Canyon and the view of all the glaciers in the mountains. As we neared Glennallen we could see Mt. Wrangell off in the distance. It is a massive snow covered mountain and still an active volcano. We stopped at a viewing area of the mountain and ate lunch.

Then we turned west on the Glenn highway again and stopped early for the evening about 20 miles from Palmer in an inexpensive campground. We had looked for a rest area or spot near the highway where we could just pull off the road and boondock, but the road here runs through a relatively narrow canyon and we are too near civilization for there to be a lot of open space.

Nana made fried chicken for dinner, the kids worked on their rugs, and we watched a movie before turning in for the night.

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