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We slept in a little, and got a late start - BUT - we weren't in a burry today anyway. We drove by Ship Creek, where Anchorage was founded as a tent city during the Gold Rush. Current population is just under 300,000; and covers 1,961 square miles. There is everything you would expect in a big city including Lowes, Olive Garden, Target, Walgreens and Starbucks. Anchorage is known for its summer flowers and hanging baskets ...
... or packing of my stuff so took my leave & went downstairs. It didn't take long to pack most of my things & then got between the sheets to enjoy my last night in the lovely comfy bed & my last night in Alaska. I was sorry to be leaving such a lovely State with so many friendly, hospitable people. Prior to coming I had intended that this was a once in a lifetime trip & I would never be back but Alaska had got under my skin & I could certainly see myself returning.
... so the staff could lock up & go home. I was sitting in the sun when Sheila arrived to pick me up.
There was a traffic jam on the highway that was really bad so we were stop start the whole way, consequently the car was overheating. In order to cool it down Sheila had to put the heater on but her car windows do not open since a dog chewed through the wiring!!!! The car interior was getting very warm to say the least & we were beginning to bake so ...
... in a good word with Santa for ALL of you and then went out to feed Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen and Rudolf, just for good measure! Not to mention the other 50 that were roaming around. That was a hoot, but that wasn't all that was in store for us. We (Nick and I), actually kissed a freeking MOOSE! Oh yes we did! Can you tell that after all ...
... went back to the same spot to fish. I looked up and spotted a brown bear cub. ****, I thought. Momma is around somewhere and the shotgun is in the truck. "Dad, there's a bear. We gotta go," I said calmly. He looks up, but had a monster of a salmon on his line. He was fighting like crazy to bring it in. "Ok," he says as he continues fighting the fish. I am not joking, this salmon probably would have won a record. I kept my eye on the bear, listening to my dad and patiently ...
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