2010 Alaska Trike Trip

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Monday, November 24, 2014

The caverns

We rolled out of bed at 6:00am and walked to the truck stop in a light rain for coffee and hot chocolate. We didn't leave the motel until the 11:00am checkout time and our first stop was in 1 mile at McDonald's for lunch. We made a few stops on our journey west to use the roadside weeds and remove unneeded clothes. We usually stop for historical makers as they provide information about what happened at some point in time in this area. Mr. Stansberry, who resides across the road, rode his bicycle over to see if we needed anything and to tell us about the historical sign. He had built it and a neighbor tore it down in a dispute over it's historical accuracy. Later, after the neighbor passed away, the sign was located and Mr. Stansberry put it back for others to enjoy. The Houston GeneralStore was at the turnoff for the caverns and a convenient place to stop for all kinds of refreshments. The highway sign showed 9 miles to our campground and the caverns. We located the tenting area and pitched our tent for the night. We enjoyed a campfire with our camping neighbors before calling it a good day.

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