Yesterday, Wednesday, September the 29th, 2021, Patti and I began a trip North from Anchorage, Alaska, to our Cabin in Manley Hot Springs (Manley), Alaska.
Because the total trip is approximately 520 miles, and because the most challenging part of the trip is the 160 mile leg from Fairbanks to Manley, we break our trip into two days. First we drive from Anchorage North to Fairbanks about 360 miles. We then stay overnight in Fairbanks.
The second day, before going to Manley, we shop for groceries and other necessities that we cannot purchase in Manley. Then in the afternoon we head for Manley.
Because it is past midnight, and I am very tired, this Post will only show our beginning in Anchorage and part of the drive to Fairbanks.
The reason I am going to this effort as tired as I am, is because for the next week or so we will be totally off line with no internet service. And a beginning is better than nothing.
Here we go. Leaving Anchorage.
What I hope you will notice in the next photos below, is the beauty of the mountains in the distance. Daily we enjoy seeing them.
The tall, slender building to the right in the below photo is the Merrill Field Airport Control Tower.
Even in bumper to bumper traffic, the beauty of our surrounding mountains is magnificent.
When I am on a long drive, I try to stop every hour and take a break. However, on this drive, I drive 100 miles (two hours) until I get to the Talkeetna, Alaska, truck stop.
Often, in fact usually, I will get a tuna footlong Subway sandwich. Not today however, but Patti and I did stop for about 20 minutes after the two hour drive to this point.
North we continue.
Wal*Mike's, Trapper Creek, Alaska, at Milepost 115 on the Parks Highway. Yes! We two often stop here and take a break.