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... it was a good time for a little preventive maintenance. We bought a drill from Home Depot and spoke to the manager who agreed to let us pull our camper around to the delivery door and plug in our extension cord to their electrical outlet for about an hour to get the project done. The manager was very gracious to allow this. I don't know if he went out on a limb in allowing it, or if it is within the scope of his position to allow it, but we are grateful to ...
... until the 1950s. If anyone speaks about history here they mean something less than 100 years old. This afternoon we join our small group tour. I am a bit nervous because I loathe being herded about and socialising with strangers when I am on holiday. At the same time, I am looking forward to starting to see Alaska proper. At first glance, the other people in our group seem fairly inoffensive- a family from DC, an older couple from St Louis and a couple slightly older ...
... cancel the late show because of the seas and the danger to the performers( luckily I went to the earlier show). Next day we enter Glacier Bay and it is much calmer...today we sail in through the fiords to the face of the Mendenhall Glacier. We spend quite some time there and see some chunks of ice fall with all the cracking sounds (more like gun shots).....all very spectacular but eerie as ...
... expected, but pricey.
We arrived at Alaska River Adventures about an hour early, Matt wanted to nap in the car, but that seemed just weird to me. In the same area was a small building: Prospector John's. I had it on my list as in the area, but didn't know they were together. We checked in for our float trip, with George the owner, he said the trip that was currently out would likely not return early so it would be a while.
... and headed into Seward to see the Sea Life Center. The boys, especially Cole, really liked it. The puffins are so fun to watch. The boys enjoyed identifying all the native sea life that we have already or plan to eat. The sea lions doing synchronized swimming were fun to watch too, but the star of the show was Lulu, the octopus. Since it wasn't raining we spent a little time walking around Seward. I am really bummed that ...