Let’s sing the chorus one more time! Gotta love driving down the highway to Willie Nelson songs. Rhonda doesn’t even seem to mind my singing. 😉
Speaking of things you just gotta love … get this. I had a doctor appointment this morning at 11:00 am. Because of the pandemic, I’ve been doing tele-med appointments for the last several months. So, this morning, I had my doctor appointment while drinking coffee in my RV, in the parking lot of the Denali National Park Mercantile (I had to vacate my camping space before 11:00 am, so drove over to the main entrance to take the call).
Oh! And while I was waiting for my appointment, I found my perfect hat! It was one of my goals for this trip – finding a replacement ball cap (I’ve misplaced my favorite Doxie cap – I’m bound to find it now. 👍🏼). I was beginning to think it wasn’t going to happen – and then there it was! 😀
The drive from Denali to Talkeetna was beautiful in a foggy, wet, green on grey sort of way. “The Mountain” most certainly was not out today, which is fine. I’ve seen Denali and the entire Alaska Range on absolutely glorious days, but I’ve seldom been through this mountain pass shrouded in mist and mystery as it was today. It was a lovely drive, as long as you weren’t hoping to see the majesty of Denali.
I actually thought I might make it home tonight, although 190+ miles of winding mountain roads would’ve been pushing it, but I hadn’t reckoned with crazy holiday drivers. Where did they all come from? Even though (thankfully) most of them were headed the opposite direction from me, they were making driving stressful.
After having to brake pretty hard for the second time due to oncoming traffic passing on blind curves over double yellow lines, I said “enough already!” and pulled off the road. No biggie … I’ll make it home early in the day tomorrow, and be a lot less tense.
I have wanted to check out Montana Creek Campground for years, so it was a happy happenstance when I saw the sign coming up just as I was debating where to stop. Its a fairly quiet, family-oriented place with a nice selection of picturesque RV sites right on the creek … which were, of course, all full two days before the 4th of July.
The bright side (for me) was that there was almost no one in the grassy dry-camping sites (no hook-ups) at the far opposite end of the park. Tonight, “no hook-ups” just means I don’t have to pull electric cords or hoses out. 😉 Cheaper, too!
Rhonda is patiently waiting to be leashed up for her evening walk, so I’d better finish this up and get moving. You may not be able to tell, but Ronni is NOT doing a “sit pretty” here … she had started to jump up on the seat, but something caught her attention. She turned and settled onto her haunches and is leaning back against the seat – totally relaxed. Silly girl. She’s had a entertaining week. It wouldn’t have been nearly as much fun without her. 💗