Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Home From 2 weeks in Alaska

This is the only bear we saw. The first stop on our
trip through Alaska, The Lodges all belong to the Princess lines and are wonderful. After a full day of travel we were ready to go to bed.

This was our transpertation for the next morning in Fairbanks. It took us up the river past many homes and buisness of Fairbanks. This is the way the first residents got to Fairbanks. We saw where they are breeding and training the dogs for the Idinarod.

Flowers were beautiful. This is a old cabin of the original Alaskans. The young people that told us about life 100 years ago for their people. Most of them were students saving for collage. After our morning on the paddle boat we were left at the store where they had a family style dinner for us. Stew in huge pots , hot bisquits and pies. Course then there was a huge shop to look around in and spend your money.

Then onto buses to go to gold mine. What fun. A ride on an old train to the mine. The owner was a middle aged women and she explained how they were finding gold in the piles of dirt dug from the mountain.

If you click on this picture you can see the gold flecks. This is a time consuming job , but fun for travelers to do. I found $15 worth and had it put into a container on a necklace.
They gave us each a bag of dust to try our hand at it.

When returning from the gold mine we stopped at the oil pipeline. This is the group of women that was with us . They had husbands also except for another pair of females. I went with my husbands cousin who is also a widow. All except us two were from West Virginia. Fun group.
There was 25 in our group.

Sorry I have taken so long on getting something written. The first time I put pictures in it was terrible. Then didn't seem to be able to work with Blogger at all. So waited.

Now I want to show you the two mountain pictures but they will have to wait for the next post. I also have some other pictures to show you. Found a really neat quilt kit in Skagway.

All is well here and I have been trying to finish up some projects and kids quilts so will talk to you again soon. Thanks for being so patient and still visiting.

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Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Looks like everyone was having a fun trip.

merrily row said...

And how glad was Miss Penny to have you home? Looks like a wonderful trip.