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For those with a naturalist streak, few places on earth compare with the wonders of Southwest Alaska. Brown bears amble along the hills and plains, and more than 240 bird species inhabit Alaska’s Southwest region. The region’s terrain ranges from a landscape of volcanoes in Katmai National Park created by the 1912 eruption of the Novarupta volcano, to the windswept Aleutian Islands that make a 1,000-mile sweep toward Asia.

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We flew from Jacksonville, Florida to Anchorage. Rented a Motorhome and spent the week touring Denali and then south to the Kenai Pennisula.  We knew the scenery was going to be great but just how great was a delightful surprise.  We knew Alaskans would be friendly and welcome us but just how much was very impressive.  Naturally they welcome Tourist dollars but it wasn't all about that.
Glad to see also that the RV facilities were so plentiful.  Not only the kind you have to pay for but also the kind that are free to everyone and safe too. No offense meant to the Gift Shops but we found the very best bargains on gifts and souvenires in the Super Markets such as Fred Meyer and Safeway.  If you think you'll eat nothing but Salmon you're's the Halibut that will getcha!  Can't wait to come back.

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