This morning we left our lovely boondock site on the Resurrection River in Seward, Alaska and headed toward Soldotna. It was a beautiful day in Seward. The sun was warm, the breeze was cool and the river was entrancing. There is no doubt that it is beautiful here but the winters can be brutal so we are not tempted to put down roots. I think these beautiful months in these beautiful places are known as “sucker months” and you had better be prepared for the more difficult conditions this area has to offer.
The Seward and The Sterling Highways–
Everywhere you look as you travel these highways, there is a beautiful view. We feel most inarticulate in such beautiful areas. We keep repeating “Oh, Wow!”, “Look at that!” and “Amazing!”. We try to do better than that, but in the presence of such beauty, we become quite tongue tied. Driving these roads is just a constant search for a spot to get off the road and drink in the views. It took many more hours to travel from Seward to Soldotna than our GPS said it should take because we could not resist stopping every few minutes.
There are plenty of places to pull off the highway to enjoy the views, fish and boondock if your so inclined. There is every type of tourist experience offered along the way from river rafting to organized fishing experiences.
We knew we would be coming into/through Soldotna so we ordered our mail to be delivered from our mail service to the general delivery in Soldotna. Then we called the Soldotna Post Office…no problem. They said they will hold any general delivery mail for 30 days. Works for us as we are never exactly sure what day we will be somewhere.
Just to be sure, we called Soldotna Post Office last week to verify they have our mail. Our vehicle tags will expire at the end of July and the new ones are in the mail. “No”. They don’t have our mail! What!?! We checked the tracking and it had been delivered to Soldotna. Called back. “Oops!” “Sorry, I didn’t see it the first time”. Ok. Breath! “Yes”. It would be there when we get there and it was. New tags on vehicle. All is right with the world.