Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Valdez, AK

I picked Rob up at the Anchorage airport and we headed east, then south to Valdez. He took a turn at the helm, and it was fun for me to be a passenger for a change. The scenery is even better when you don't have to keep your eyes on the unpredictable Alaskan roads!

Valdez is know for two things: fishing and oil. The town is pretty basic, but the fishing business is still fairly robust. The oil facilities across the bay are immense, serving as both the terminus of the Alaska pipeline and the origin of supertanker transport to distant ports.

Like all Alaskan towns, Valdez has its character and its characters. Rob is a huge fan of coffee, and when Miss Peggy came by our camper park he just had to have some. As you can see, he was a good sport about it!

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