Alaska – Day Sixteen (Part 2) – Traveling to Palmer, Alaska

After our drive into Denali National Park on Friday morning, July 1, 2022, we returned to our campsite at Riley Creek Campground and finished packing up and tearing down to leave for our 212 mile/4 hour drive to Palmer, Alaska.

This would have been the day we drove to Anchorage for a 5 night stay, but their wonderful mayor screwed up those plans as you can read about here. So, Cindy worked hard and found us a place at the last-minute at the Mt. View RV Park in Palmer, Alaska.

We stopped along the way a couple of times to get photos of Mt. Denali from the South side (in Denali National Park we could see the tips of Mt. Denali from the North side of the mountain) and just enjoyed the leisurely drive down with, as is typical in Alaska, more beautiful scenery.

While we were thankful to get a site in Mt. View RV Park, it was not one of the best places we’ve stayed.

First off, NO mountain view unless you go stand in the middle of the highway outside the park. Otherwise your view is beautiful trees that block the mountain view inside the park. Second, the sites were right on top of each other. With our slide outs open and our neighbors’ slide outs open we had less than 24 inches of space separating us. On the one side was a family with kids and you could hear them running in the RV, on the other side was a couple with 2 dogs and a cat. The cat was no problem (they never are, lol) but the dogs barked non-stop while their owners were gone during the day.

Third, the shore power and water were on the correct side of the site, but the sewer was farther over next to what is your neighbor’s “front yard” so to speak. So when we stepped out our door there was our neighbor’s sewer hose and ours was in the front yard of our other neighbors. Finally, it was the Fourth of July weekend so it was not only packed, it was packed with a large tour group of Class A Motor coaches. Fortunately, they were mostly old people who didn’t party all night, lol!

But, as I said, we were thankful to have found a site for 5 nights and it was a good chance for us to get some rest and relaxation.

Thanks for following the Wandering Wetheringtons.

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