Moving South to Wasilla

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Kashwitna Lake

Awakening once again to the pitter-patter of rain on the roof, we got up slowly knowing that we had to close up the trailer in the rain.  This was after a very poor night’s sleep brought about by the locals still enjoying the Moose Dropping with riding ATV’s around the area and setting off fireworks well into the morning.  By the time we were ready to close down the rain was a mere sprinkle and we were soon on our way.

The drive from Talkeetna to Wasilla was a short one and after a few stops for geocaches we were soon set up in the campground. 

We were near the Headquarters for the Iditarod Race so that was our first stop after getting lunch and gas.  At the race headquarters they have a cart set up with a set of racing dogs and you can purchase a ticket to get to ride behind a team of dogs.  So, of course, I had to do this.  They also had 6 week old puppies that you were able to pet and cuddle.  So I had to do that too.  They also have a very nice video on the race and the dogs.

After leaving the Iditarod Headquarters we drove farther down Knik Road to see what was there.  This road runs along the Knik Arm of the Cook Inlet off of the Pacific Ocean and the town of Knik was once a booming area.  The tides, however, often made the port difficult to enter and the little town was soon abandoned.  There are only two original buildings left and they are now part of the Knik Museum.  The museum is small but on the upper floor is the Musher’s Hall of Fame.  Also off to the side of the museum is part of the original Iditarod Trail.

On the way back to the campground, I stopped and got my hair cut and then we stopped at WalMart to do some food shopping.

Tomorrow we will explore Wasilla some more.

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Kashwitna Lake
Kashwitna Lake
Iditarod Race headquarters
Iditarod Race headquarters
Joe Reddington Memorial
Joe Reddington Memorial
Riding behind the dogs
Riding behind the dogs
Two sled dogs
Two sled dogs
Six week old sled dog pups
Six week old sled dog pups
Permanent Winners Trophy
Permanent Winner's Trophy
The original Iditarod Trail
The original Iditarod Trail
Part of the origial Iditarod trail
Part of the origial Iditarod trail
One of the two remaining original …
One of the two remaining original…
Another original building
Another original building
Wasilla
photo by: rotorhead85