Oh, I forgot to mention yesterday the neat thing that happened when we were leaving Ft Richardson campground. Carol left a few minutes ahead of me. I was driving the RV out of the campground and low and behold there is a black bear ahead of me walking in the middle of the dirt road. Speed limit was 5 MPH and he was doing pretty good. He was about 100 feet or so ahead and was not the least concerned about me following him in the RV. Towards the end of the RV sites he hung a left into the woods at the edge of a site and went in the woods about 10 feet and started eating. Now I stopped and was about 30 feet away watching him. He just didn’t care as he munched. By now a few other people joined to watch and I cut the 400 Cummins engine off. A few minutes passed and he just went on his way. No camera available at the time.
Life goes on….
Back in Talkeetna……
This place, Longitude 62 Lodge, was right next door to the campground. Food was great, the price was fair and service was outstanding due to our waiter, Josh. He’s the one with the big tip smile. He’s a local and gave us a lot of the “rest of the story” look on Talkeetna. His forefathers helped settled Talkeetna and the aviation here.
Here’s our boat. It had 3 diesel Cummins and can run in about 18 inches of water which I think it did on more than one occasion. It held 50 people and just about carried that many today on our 3.5 hour adventure.
We got back about 7 PM. About 7:30 or so we had our social hour. All 12 of the “gang” plus our 2 honorees stayed out till almost 11 PM. Just other day in paradise with friends in Alaska.
I had a lot more pictures but I can only put so many on this web.