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A quick stop at Homer
We took a short side trip down to Homer. While we stayed for two nights, the weather was stormy. We pulled the plug and drove back to Anchorage. We will return later for a better visit. Homer is one of our favorite places to visit, so we will be back.
Back in Anchorage
Spring is finally here. While the weather continues to be rainy and chilly, the trees have greened up, and soon the lawns will need their first mowing. People are trading their snow removal equipment for the garden supplies. I saw a moose with her newborn twins, so winter is just a pleasant memory.
We are spending a bit more time in Anchorage with family while we work on fun and not so fun projects.
I wanted to see if sewing would be an option in our camper. It took up a bit of space to stash my machine and a few notions. I sell a few items that I make and I was hoping to continue on a smaller scale. While we are waiting for some better travel weather, I dug out my sewing stuff. Yes, I made a cluttered mess. The stove-top cover and counter made a great ironing area. The table is the perfect size for sewing. The down side is that everything needed to be put away for a meal or anything else to happen in the camper. It is definitely doable. Here is a picture of the bag I made.
Our toilet decided to break. Yup, there is nothing fun about a wobbly toilet. we took it apart and discovered that the nylon attachment that connects the toilet to the floor had shattered. We also discovered that the two gaskets in the toilet were cracked and one was completely shredded. So, off to the hardware store.
We found a metal bracket and two new gaskets. With some messy, stinky work, we had the toilet up and back in service way quicker than we anticipated. The image is a quick try with epoxy to at least stabilize the connector. We added the metal bracket to prevent future failures. The connector failed last year, so this will hopefully be our last fix on this minor headache.
Anchorage Camping Scene
Anchorage has several private campgrounds. They all have their pros and cons. They all have one thing in common - they are proud of their rates. Plan to spend a minimum of $45 a night. There are options. Most people use Anchorage as a base camp. They pick grocery up and plan their adventures.
Camping for just a few nights while completing these chores can be done for free at Walmart. Our favorite place to stay is at Cabela’s. They have a free dump station that is very convenient. Some visitors trashed these places.
The Anchorage Assembly has had two bills presented to end all free parking lot camping in the city. Both measures never passed because we worked hard to keep these measures in the hands of private property owners. This is a strong warning to all of us who frequent free, overnight parking. Please, PLEASE…. be respectful. Here is how you can help keep free overnight parking legal:
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