Day to regroup
Trip Start Jul 12, 2010
74Trip End Sep 24, 2010
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Tok River State Park
We drove the 3 miles into town in the morning and found a Napa Store, a grocery store and a very nice Visitor Center. They had information about the entire state and lots of it since they are the first town people come to when they enter Alaska. We picked up an assortment of brochures about the areas that we know we want to visit and then can still fill in the gaps as we go.
We decided to go inland and north first as it is warmer now and cools off sooner than the coastal areas on the south that maintain their temperatures because of the ocean. We decided to take an extra day to get to Fairbanks as there seems to be some interesting places along the way
I gave the camper a good cleaning while Wayne worked on the braking system. It's easy to clean such a small area. We're still organizing and figuring out where we want some things to be stored. That will be ongoing for awhile I'm sure.
This state park had about 20 sites which I expected to be filled with weekend campers but it wasn't. It seems it was used more by travelers like us. We're not positive but it might have had something to do with the fact that there had been heavy rain and there were flood warnings on some of the rivers. The Tok River was definitely moving fast and furious but we didn't know if that was unusual or not. We didn't camp near the river and it didn't ever come up any higher while we were there.
I haven't written much about the meals we've had. Most of the time we've been cooking in the camper. Sometimes we've grilled but I've also cooked in the oven since it's not been all that warm outside.
Tonight I made something that I thought was delicious. We have been eating the blueberries we bought in BC fresh and they have been wonderful. But I decided to cook the last of them and made french toast from some homemade bread that I had brought along. With some scrambled eggs and ham for the protein, I deemed it a delicious meal. Yummy!
Later we took a hike on the designated hiking trail but ended up at private property signs a few different times so realized the park property was quite small. Still felt good to get out after being in the camper for most of the last 10 days.