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... The National Parks Visitor Center, in town, had numerous films and we stayed for four or five, all good. Yesterday we drove to Whittier, which took us through a 2.5 mile tunnel. On the half hour traffic goes to Whittier and on the hour traffic leaves the town. Also, in between the autos, the train runs through the tunnel. So, when you drive through, you are driving on the railroad tracks.
... Even though it's the tourist season the city streets & coffee shops (of which there are masses) are by no means packed.
I eventually got to Laura Wrights Parkys to meet a friend of Tanya's at 3pm ie several hours after I had intended. Sheila's grandmother was Laura Wright & she started sewing parkas in 1947 & Sheila bought the business in 1985. They have made parkys for many famous people over the years such as: Elvis Presley, Burl Ives and Willie ...
... After the Palmer visit, I got my wish. We visited the most unique yet! We made a visit to the Musk Ox farm. I had never seen these animals before. This farm has approx 78 musk ox in the herd. Their economic contribution is for the undercoat hair (qiviut) that is spun into yarn and then woven into various scarves, mittens, and hats by local native tribes with many of the hand-made items costing $450 plus.
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... and the show was fantastic. Not even a "little" hokey. Thought you all might enjoy the pics so I included them.
Today we had a tour of Anchorage (we are getting a lot of history lessons), a little shopping, again...a great lunch(ribs, chicken, halibut, corn fritters, waffle fries, coleslaw and ice cream sundaes), then a movie of Alaska & Beyond. Great movie, we bought the video so we can share when we get back home.
Tonight we are going out to ...
... next to a fence (probably because that's where his hay was deposited. After the obligatory trip to their gift store (where Rox found, and I bought, the "perfect" Christmas gift for my sister, Becky), we continued down the road toward Seward.
Construction was common along the Alaskan roads to Seward with one area holding us up for maybe 15-20 minutes waiting for the one-lane ...
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