Tok, AK to Gakona, AK
After checking out of Fast Eddy's, We turned right to finish the Alaska Highway in Delta Junction.
In Delta Junction, we visited the Sullivan's Roadhouse museum. The Sullivan's were early pioneers who opened a roadhouse at Fort Greeley for tired and hungry travelers.
We headed south on Richardson Highway (A4) which is probably the most beautiful drive I've ever taken. We saw mountains and glaciers and moose! I finally saw a moose! He jumped into the forest before I could even stop the car to take a photo.
We ducked into Big Delta State Historic Park searching for a clear shot of this beautiful mountain scenery. Luckily, Campsite 8 had one. It was very windy and a cold 59, but I kept stopping for photos. We even saw the Alaska Pipeline which makes a buzzing sound.
Finally, we arrived at our rustic Airbnb around 1:30. By rustic, I mean there is an outhouse and a wood stove. There is no electricity or running water. It was beautifully quiet with amazing views of the river.
In mom's exuberance to start a fire in the wood stove, she set the smoke alarm off. I was still unpacking the car. Our Airbnb host brought us a lovely welcome basket of muffins, fruit, and boiled eggs.
Mom has decided that we should head back east once in Washington which cuts out a good chunk of our trip. She didn't realize there would be this much car time (in a road trip). I've planned our route home so all that remains is fun (and driving).
- Day 28 stats: 246 miles, 0 (new) states, 0 NPS, 7 Subarus.
- Running stats: 5,570 miles, 13 states, 26 NPS, 1,389 Subarus.