We knew we had additional tent campers arriving late at night but no idea of the number. Turns out the bicycle ride stopped over night in Valdez. Talked to a rider and turns out many are in some type of timed competition for each leg of the 300 and others were just riding the course for fun. Many were planning to take the ferry from Valdez to Whittier on the Kenai Peninsula which is close to Anchorage.
The one good thing about the rain we were experiencing was that the mosquitoes seemed to hibernate. But anytime the rain stopped and the wind lessened, they were out. Had to take a picture of this car that was helping our cause.
This would be the first TV we'd watch in a month. Seemed like the same BP, Lindsey Lohan, and dirty politics were being discussed as when we left. Motel was completely sold out with motorcyclists looking for a drier environment that night. Felt good to get everything hung out and dry.