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... then headed back to the house. Steve and the boys took a bike ride in the rain. By the time they got home the rain was really letting up. And by the time Jessie and Jeff got there for dinner there were bright blue skies and it was warm. It was gorgeous! Nolan and Evan came over and the 4 boys (and Duke) played outside for a few hours. It was a great day to end our time in ...
... for $6. Next stop was Lowe's in Anchorage to get a shovel. Got it...not as good of a deal as the pans but still under ten bucks.
After much discussion, we settled on finding the right creek on the Knik River Road. We wanted one that was glacial fed with rounded pebbles, a couple of larger boulders, babbling, maybe a culvert, and gold nuggets laying right on top. I found it. It was perfect. I jumped out of the truck and walked, ...
... 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, ...
... to see the bore tide out in Tur****n Arm a few miles away. Apparently, Alaska bore tides are the largest in the world. During certain moon phases, it is larger than others. When the tide changes, it creates a visible wave. We parked at a pullout view point along the road with many others and waited. A few brave souls went out to the water on paddleboards to ride it. You could see it coming and it was interesting to watch. They said it is moving about 20 mph.
A nice end to a busy, fun ...
... RV drop off went smoothly with the RV place not asking where we went which was fortunate as technically the RV should not have gone on gravel roads.
Anna met Tom with a salmon burger and we gave them a couple of bottles of wine and a junior scrabble game the kids had won in McCarthy. By 8:30 Tom rejoined Sue and the kids who had befriended most of the local Whittier kids by breaking out the volleyball and creating a make shift net out of a parked car.
By 8:45 ...
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