A blast from the past is what this update is about. We've been out of range for WIFI or cell signal for a few days now. Every once and a while a faint pulse will come through, but not enough for me to link the computer to my hotspot and download pictures and events.
Following our road side accommodations we caved and looked for an RV park to spend a couple of nights at. The laundry pile was getting high and we figured there was at least $20 worth to do at a laundromat. So to make the best of our time we grabbed a spot at MTN View park outside of Wasilla AK. This gave us the chance to wash our clothes and take in some sights. It's tiring being constantly on the move. A little piece of grass to park the RV is a welcome break. Think of it as a mental relief. For the next two days we don't have to search for home and wonder if we will get kicked out or hit by a car. Sometimes we just need it.
This was something that turned out to be really cool. We found Independence mine state historic park. This old abandoned gold mine is open to the public for $5 a car, and $3 a passenger. You can bring a shovel, bucket, and gold pan... your free to hunt anywhere away from the buildings. Most of the gold is locked in granite. Hope your shovel is strong.
I'm a gears and motor guy. They left the train at the mine. A 1940 electric GE locomotive that weighed 4 tons, powered by 85 volts worth of batteries.