We found it was time to head back to Anchorage from the Valdez area so we would not be late turning in our motorhome. The drive turned out to be really beautiful too.
It was really cloudy and foggy too.Again the colors were awesome.As we went around a bend we saw snow! What?? You guessed it – a glacier! How cool. A very long glacier.I was amazed at how long this one was.And rivers too of course. Really nice drive but the road was one of the more bumpy. The road was from Valdez thru Glennallen and Palmer.
Ted and Marcy were so good. They, well, Marcy, welcomed us back, gave us a car to use and a key to the house. Ted left the car and left town so Marcy had houseguests. We owe them big time for the welcome to us.
We took the motorhome back to the rental place, Great Alaskan Holidays, nearly a day early. Well it was due by noon the next day and we saw no reason to keep it overnight in Anchorage. They told us we put nearly 1,800 miles on it in those eight days we had it. We did see a lot.
So our last few days we were in Anchorage we did go to see a bit of the town including Earthquake Park. Beautiful area.
The next day we rested. Then Marcy took us out to eat and for another short tour of Anchorage.
On Friday we would fly out of Anchorage for Vancouver to pick up the truck and make the trek towards home. Checked Ross’s guitar at the gate and they took really good care of it. It was sitting waiting for us and the attendant even came to us to let us pick it up. Great service by Air Canada (but I could do w/o their fees for luggage! Thank you, Southwest Airlines.)
More later. Penticton, then the drive home.