Bud and Carol's B & B
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We awoke very early and headed back to Anchorage to clean out the RV. After emptying it out we left the boys at the house and drove to GAH to return the RV. It went well, but only several hours later did we remember that we had forgotten to empty out the fridge and freezer. For our last full day in Anchorage the weather decided it hated us. It was the worst weather day yet, but we still ...
... then, a freakin' bus full of teenage tourists, probably from some summer explorers babysitting camp, pulled up and got off with their ear buds and smart phones...oh no, oh no. We would fine another load to strike.
We drove into the town of Girdwood and Bud went into the mercantile to see if he could buy a miners pan. The clerk, less than a ray of sunshine, said she had never panned for gold a day in her life. There was, however, ...
... elk for quite a while. I did not know that they made a high-pitched yelp to communicate. We walked by the buffalo but we've seen so many of them that I just took one picture of a cute calf. The clouds were rolling in and we could see rain in the near future so we loaded back into the truck and drove on toward Whittier.
Along the way we stopped at a salmon viewing site...no salmon...and the Begich, ...
... squeezed between large pieces of granite. A small footbridge crosses us over to the other side and we went just a little further to a hand tram over the river below the gorge.
You'll probably understand better by looking at the pictures, but it is basically a metal cage suspended by a cable over the river. Two people get in and then gravity takes them about 1/3 out. From there, others help pull them across using ropes on a pulley system. On the other side, anyone waiting ...
... instead. The historic 'old town' can now only be seen on a private tour. Downtown Chickenis where I'd camped in 2006 and comprises a gift shop, cafe and a saloon where young, (and older!) ladies are persuaded to part with their underwear - discretely of course, which is then exploded out of a 'cannon', and the remains are identified, dated and pinned up over the bar, men only have to leave their caps. ...