|found us at Blondie's again, for breakfast. After chow, we|
|did some last minute souvenir shopping, and I bought my|
|ULU knives and a whole bag of fur scraps to use in my|
I assigned Mom suitcase packing duty, left her stuck at the
motel, and Mark and I went around Anchorage, stocking up on
|computer supplies for his business, hoping to meet more of|
|the people I've built pages for up there, and I needed the|
|real version of a graphics program I've come to LOVE !!
|Mark wanted to drive out to show me the Dall Sheep that we|
|never really got to see between Anchorage and Aleyska. Back|
|to the motel we went, to get my cameras.....and then back|
|south towards Girdwood. We drove south along the Turnagain|
|Arm to a place called Indian. Parking the car in a turnout, Mark|
|disappeared up the mountainside on a wooded trail, while I|
on the flat and took waterfall pictures.
I thought I had snuck safely back to the car to grab a quick
|cigarette, when he came trotting back down the mountainside.|
up, I thought you wanted to see the sheep!"
Trail up the mountain......
|Huffing & puffing, I trailed him up the cliff. As we stopped on|
|a flat, (only for him to look around, no time for me to catch a|
|breath), he said, "There were THREE sheep RIGHT HERE when|
I came down to get
you !" (Ya, right.)
Where the sheep supposedly live.......
Had to check these trails out --they were FUN to run on !
|Mark kept pointing to all these little white spots on the mountain,|
|swearing to me that they were Dall Sheep. I actually thought I|
|saw one move one time, but I could have been hallucinating from|
|both lack of oxygen and wanting to see them so badly.|
|Actually, by this time, I was more interested in the view of the|
|Turnagain Arm from so much higher off the roadway ! I was|
|now looking for whales, porpoises.....even high water would have|
nice, since we arrived again at low tide.
Aw well, still, a beautiful beach......and level ground for a change !
|Dinner this night was something Mom had been dying for the|
|entire trip - seafood at a little tourist looking place with great|
|prices called the Salmon Bake. I could barely eat my huge plate|
|full of shrimp for all the crab legs on both sides of me......Mom had|
|the King Crab and Mark had the Snow Crab....."craaaaaaaacck.....|
|Extremely worn out and in total awe of the beauty of this vast|
|frontier, we were driven back to the motel to rest up and make final|
|preparations to leave that night. Mark had to get back home, 40|
|some miles away, and we had to head out as well, to our separate|
thousands of miles from here.
|We were very lucky, we had beautiful weather, we saw beautiful|
|sights, and met many wonderful people. I'd heard that going to|
|Alaska was the trip of a lifetime.......and while it was, I do plan to|
back someday, if only to bug my web partner and friend, LOL*
|If you look on a regular sized road atlas......the parts of Alaska|
|we saw all fit under my thumb.....while the entire state is as big|
|as my palm......I've only
begun to see Alaska......
|Yes, Alaska truly IS the last frontier !!|
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