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This past weekend my beautiful bride and I found ourslves with an empty house for the first time since the middle of May. WooHoo!  Hotel Clifton was temporarily empty. Don't get me wrong, we love to play host and hostess, but peace and quiet can be fun too!

Rather than stay at home and tackle the the honey-do list I really should be working on, we decided to load up the RV and run away from home.  Not wanting to run into the throngs of blue-haired terrorists tourists choking on the wildfire smoke at Denali we opted instead for a trip to Delta Junction.  It's an easy 95 mile trip south of Fairbanks on the Richardson Highway and is a great destination for those interested in Alaskan history.

We camped at the Delta State Recreation Site, which is a small 25-site campground near downtown Delta Junction and less than a mile from the historic Sullivan Roadhouse.  It's a nice quiet park but not all that big rig friendly.  You can easily fit up to a 45' coach in some of the sites, but extending dual-side slides can be tricky. We arrived too late to get a double site but managed to wiggle our way into a single site and made ourselves right at home.

Tanana River Delta Junction Alaska

I snapped this picture near the confluence of the Tanana and Delta Rivers.  The sun was just starting to set and we sat on the bank and just watched the river roll on by...

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Mike Saunders
Retired - Athens, GA

Jesse - oki, maybe it's only a semantical difference but slide out rv'ing is not camping. But, it sure is a lot more comfortable. Great picture and sounds like some well deserved good time.

Jul 22, 2009 01:54 AM
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Jesse, Simply gorgeous, that's all I can say about the photo.  Since I won't get to Alaska this year, I am so glad I found your blog- thanks for "taking me along" in photos! I'd say "have a great time" but just seems like a given.

Jul 22, 2009 03:49 AM
Jesse Clifton
Jesse Clifton & Associates - Fairbanks, AK

Michael - Anytime you and the Mrs. want to come back just let us know.  We'll make room at the inn.

Susie - We live in one of them all summer it seems.  Now if I could only figure out how to downsize into the MH we would give the fulltiming gig a try.

Andrea - At that moment, life was perfect.   Oh, and as for reservations... click the little 'email me' button up there and send us some dates. :)

Laura - It's a gorgeous trip... Those 5 days will turn into 10 (or more) before you know it.

Frank - A little respite from politics can be a good thing... or else I wouldn't have any hair left.

Laura G - Good to see you back! 

Mike - haha... It may weigh 60K lbs and have darn near the same square footage as my first house, but it's still technically a camper!

Mary - Thanks!  It is a beautiful place... keep us on your to-do list! :)

Jul 22, 2009 04:43 AM
Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

I know why you posted that picture my friend.  It may not be a waterfall but I could see be close by enjoying the sunset!!!!!!!!

Jul 22, 2009 06:33 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Great summertime Alaska beauty with the two rivers and the sunset Jesse. Life is good.

Jul 22, 2009 07:04 AM
Jesse Clifton
Jesse Clifton & Associates - Fairbanks, AK

Don - Those sunsets can be mighty calming my friend... especially when enjoyed while on a hiatus. :)

Gary - Thanks!  Life is indeed good.

Jul 22, 2009 07:23 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Home is where the hearth is.

beautiful picture, Jesse!  downright insprational!

Jul 22, 2009 08:29 AM
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional


As usual, your photo just blew me away! You are quite a skilled photographer!

Jul 22, 2009 09:00 AM
Rosalinda Morgan
Brookville, NY
"The Rose Lady"

What a lovely picture.  Watching the sunset by the river - how wonderful that is!  You're lucky people!  Alaska is so pretty.

Jul 22, 2009 10:59 AM
Cameron Wilson
Labrum Real Estate - Murrieta, CA
The Short Guy - Murrieta,Temecula,Menifee Californ

I see you still have the the skills of a professional photographer Jesse.

Beautiful !!!!!

Jul 22, 2009 12:04 PM
Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC

Awesome!  If a scence like that doesn't stop a person and make them take notice, I don't know what would.

Jul 22, 2009 01:32 PM
Susan Neal
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker

Hi Jesse - What a beautiful spot!  And as usual, your photographic artistry shows it off well.  Thanks for sharing.

Jul 22, 2009 02:44 PM
Susan Mangigian
RE/MAX Preferred - West Chester, PA
Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches

Oh Jesse, this is breathtaking!!  xxoo

Jul 22, 2009 02:45 PM
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices


I told you I am selfish, and I was waiting for your comeback, and for your terrific pictures. maybe you have not the most expensive camera and lenses, but you sure have the most expensive (and expansive) views, and you have a good eye.

On a second thoght, maybe you do have Hasselblad or Mamiya 645AFd...

Jul 22, 2009 04:15 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Beautiful shot, beautiful spot! Ahh Alaska! beautiful!

Jul 22, 2009 06:58 PM
Vanna Siackhasone
Real Estate Brokers of Alaska 907-720-4663 - Anchorage, AK
Anchorage Real Estate 907-720-4663

What a beautiful sunset. I love Alaska!

Jul 22, 2009 10:34 PM
Janna Scharf
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert

Magnificent!  Glad you added all those words to your Wordless Wednesday post, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

Jul 23, 2009 08:44 AM
Jen Bowman
Keller Williams on the Water - Holmes Beach, FL
Realtor - Anna Maria Island & Bradenton FL

Beautiful picture! We went to Alaska 8 years ago and it's still one of my favorite places to visit. It was absolutely incredible.

Jul 24, 2009 12:27 AM
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

Now that looks like an excellent sight to see my friend. As always, a wonderful pic big guy.

Jul 24, 2009 01:53 AM
SarahGray Lamm
Allen Tate Realtors Chapel Hill, NC 919-819-8199 - Chapel Hill, NC
Realtor - 100K Hours of NC Real Estate Experience

Your pictures never fail to awe and inspire me...Oh to be able to twitch my nose and be in Alaska for a weekend every month! Maybe I watch too much Deadliest Catch but even THAT part of Alaska intrigues me!

Jul 24, 2009 02:36 AM