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The two RV Gypsies drove to Palmer, Alaska
June 11, 2009
Palmer is a city located 42 miles northeast of Anchorage on the Glenn Highway and is part of the Anchorage Metropolitan Statistical Area. It lies on the north shore of the Matanuska River, not far above tidewater, in a wide valley between the Talkeetna Mountains to the north and the Chugach Mountains to the south and east. Pioneer Peak rises over 6,000 feet above the town, just a few miles south.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 square miles, all of it land. Palmer and Wasilla are the two major old-town cores of the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. Population of the area has grown dramatically in the past decade; Borough officials estimate the local population at 80,000 and The 2007 Census Bureau estimates gave the city a population of 7,804.

Driving to Palmer, the two RV Gypsies saw a truck with a mailbox and a sign
"Finally Alaska Bound" and his web site advertised. Love it!
Lee Duquette driving to Palmer, Alaska
mailbox on a pickup truck
And of course, more dirt / gravel construction roads
dirt / gravel construction road
another dirt / gravel construction road
and some beautiful scenery
beautiful scenery
beautiful scenery
Below: The road just before turning into the campground - under re-construction
more construction on roads
Mt. View R.V. Park sign
Below: Mt. View R.V. Park and the view from the motorhome of the two RV Gypsies. The Knik Glacier Airboat Tour mentioned in the sign above was not running. The two RV Gypsies was really disappointed!
view from the motorhome of the two RV Gypsies
motorhome and toad of the two RV Gypsies
Below: A moose came into the campground
A moose
Below: A short hiking trail near the campground
sign - Matanuska Peak Trail
sign - Matanuska Peak Trail
Lee on the Matanuska Peak Trail
Matanuska Peak Trail
view from the  Matanuska Peak Trail

Below: July 23, 2009, the two RV Gypsies returned to this same campground, and a moose came into the campground once again.

moose by an RV
moose by an RV
moose by an RV
moose by an RV
moose by a 5th wheel
laughing clipart dudeThe two RV Gypsies ate at a great German bar both times that they were in this area, and they just loved the sign on the door for their hours - read the last line. LOL - The food was very good.
sign - Schwahenhof bar
sign - ope if David's truck is there

go to the next adventure of the two RV Gypsies in AlaskaThe two RV Gypsies went on an
Alaska Backcountry ATV Adventure Tour