Saturday, June 21, 2014

Alaska Day 29 Longest Daylight Day

June 21 is the longest daylight hour day.  Up here it’s about 22+ hours.  It’s really light out 24 hours.  Sorta like a overcast day during the so called night hours.

Carol & I drove up to Nenana Valley for breakfast at Roughwoods Inn & Cafe.  Talk about home cooking this is it.  The owner Ruth, cooks the meals on her old stove that is in part of the actual eatery.  You can watch if you so desire.  It’s just her doing the cooking and serving.  Nice lady and a busy one. DSC_0006

Then we went to the Welcome Center.  The lady there helped build the center 40 years ago.  DSC_0025

She was full of information especially about the Ice Break up on the river that happens every year. This is the place where it happens/measured and all that. It’s where they bet world wide when it happens. This year they had 32 winners that guessed the day and exact time when the ice break up would occur. They had 32 winners. They divided up over $330,000.  Yes we entered for 2015 at $2.50 a pop.DSC_0026 - CopyDSC_0012

Keeping track of the entries is computerized and here are some books from years past.DSC_0015 

One of the old set ups they used in the ice until 1972.DSC_0024

Pictures of the area….DSC_0003 DSC_0007 DSC_0009 DSC_0011 DSC_0017 DSC_0022 DSC_0027

We stayed up until about midnight…no big deal…

See ya.