Saturday, June 18, 2011

Laundry Day

By laundry, I mean 6 weeks worth of clothes and towels to wash. Yeah!  The mosquitoes are trying to carry me off while I sit outside and wait on the clothes to dry. The sunset is a dark orange tonight as it sets behind the mountains.  It is 11:30 at night and the sun is just setting. We are at a rv park in Palmer, AK, 30 miles outside of Anchorage.

We have been camping down by a river that is full of salmon. When we pulled in, two days ago, we saw a man carrying a salmon tied to a stick, over his shoulder. We thought, this is the place we need to be! Well...we didn't get to go fishing because the next day it rained all day and it "blew the river out." That's some salmon lingo that we picked up in one of the lodges around here the other day.  It means...actually we really don't know what it means, but we think it means, made the salmon fishing worse. We have been seeing more bear and moose along the road as we drive. It's very cool to be able to see so much wildlife because some people come out and never get to see any.  That is what the locals say. We decided to drive down to Valdez yesterday. The drive was pretty, but the road was bumpy. We were headed down there to take a tour of the pipeline, but we got down there and found out that as of 9/11/2001, there were no more tours. Oh well. We had some lunch/dinner and this outside cafe, near the water. The food was great. There wasn't much to do in town so we drove around a little more and headed back to the camp.  We did see 2 moose on the way down to Valdez though. We also saw a golden eagle and about 5 bald eagles flying around where a few people were feeding them. I got some great pics of them.  The golden eagles are big enough to pick up 30lb caribou calves when they are young. We are planning on going salmon fishing in the next few days.  Keith and his girl arrive on the 24th so we'll be planning out some adventures for when they get here. My dad's birthday was today and so was Mike's (Laurie's cousin), so Happy Birthday to them!  I've got to get back to the laundry now, I have taken too long of a break and my master says it's time to get back.  Good night!

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