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... size fish wheel made from local materials. This is an American invention, adapted by the natives to replace dip nets on long poles. There are also good displays of Alaskan and other mountains, and an excellent relief map. By the time we leave it’s 5pm, and it is closing.
We return to Glennallen, then head west on the Glenn Highway (mile 188) from which we can look back to vast vistas of pine cloaked plains, and the St Elias mountains beyond. As we began to ...
... guide on board who let us know points of interest along the way, we also purchased the $5 guide which covers the whole journey from Anchorage to Fairbanks. The train slows for photo opportunities.
One of our best photo opportunities was a rare clear view of the Alaska Range and Mt McKinlay, the highest peak in North America. The native name is Denali which means Great One. The mountain is more often than not shrouded in cloud so we were lucky to see ...
RODE A SEGWAY!! Started our day in Anchorage by spending two hours in Alaska Museum.. Really interesting. Had lunch at Glacier Brewhouse. Halibut and chips. Good. Drove out to botanical gardens then Back to motel for siesta. Back to museum for another hour then Segway. Easy to learn if you have good balance which we did. Rode the sidewalks of Anchorage for an hour. cool. Dinner at Humpy's. Halibut again but this time baked with horseradish crusted. Better than lunch. A good ...
... of people we passed that were going up looked like I am sure we did (TIRED), but we knew that they were in for such a rewarding treat.
Our hard work was complete as we finished off an incredible meal at Jonathan and Katie’s favorite restaurant: Jack Sprat. (Tim thinks it may be his too!) The drive to the restaurant took us along the Turnagain ...
... back to Arusha on the 30th, unless we can arrange a a later flight and spend 2 nights in Geita. That is still in the works. Sue, Angie and I will be collecting as much of the needed itmes listed in the letter from Sr. Adarbera, the director of the Moyo wa Huruma Orphanage.
I have made the committment to myself to only take what personal items I require in a mid-sized backpack, one that will fit in the overhead compartment, so that I ...
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