Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Alaska -- Day 76

A taste of home after a busy day. We read the Anchorage newspaper yesterday and saw an ad from Fred Meyers announcing they have Olathe sweet corn. We had to get some. It is absolutely the best corn you can buy and it is grown in western Colorado. After our drive from Seward to Anchorage today, we shopped for groceries at both Walmart and Fred Meyers. We had the corn tonight and it was delicious.

Our drive of about 125 miles was uneventful (that's the way we like it) and beautiful. Everything is so green in Alaska this year.

We drove by Portage Glacier.

These dead trees are called a ghost forest. In 1964, the largest earthquake ever to strike the United States caused land in this area to drop about 14 feet (I think). Then the salt water in Cook Inlet flooded this forest area, killing the trees.

Cook Inlet has some of the highest tides in the world. If you look closely at this photo, you can see a small wave as the tide rises.

We encountered one construction zone on our drive today. If you have to stop for construction, this is about the best view I can imagine.

After we got set up here, we went grocery shopping, then I did the laundry. By the time I cooked dinner, it had been a very full day. Tomorrow, we take the RV in to have the slide checked. It sounded pretty good today as we pulled it in and put it out again. Hopefully, the cleaning John did made a real difference.

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