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August 3 - August 11
This week our pace has slowed to a stroll compared to the heart-thumping activity of last week. It is nice to settle back and saunter along; to breathe in stillness and solitude, and to see what the wild delivers to you without seeking it.
We left Seward and proceeded to make our way south on the Sterling Highway, then we took the Skilak Lake Loop Rd. to check out the free camping options there. There ...
We stayed at a very nice B&B situated on the Upper Kenai River, complete with deck overlooking the river and a dock on the river... the salmon were just jumping periodically.
We went driftboat fishing on the Upper Kenai River. A great time; a great guide, Adam Snyder; awesome scenery- 5 or 6 eagles on trees; 2 moose crossing river with wicked currents.
Hilry caught a Dolly Varden; Gary landed 2 sockeye salmon, a Dolly ...
... read the "background" information on each animal and were intrigued by each animals rescue. Gracie found two bald eagles sitting in a tree that likely enjoy the company of all the animals. Austin was fascinated by the musk oxen, porcupine, lynx, and fox. She ran back and forth all over the place revisiting her favorite animals. Travis loved the brown bears, which was all of our favorite---they are huge, but he liked the bison a lot. ...
... had been caught in the sluice box. This part took some time and Matt and I got antsy as it looked like our raft guide was ready for us. John's helper said they all worked for the same people, so not to worry. Prospector John stepped in to help as well. John told his helper to make sure everyone got a garnet with their gold!
This was a fun way to pass the time and a much better experience than the mine.
When we were talking ...
... resembling Liechtenstein to pop up. It turns out that what we drove past was the town. If it wasn't for all the pickup trucks (featuring bumper stickers of George W. Bush saying "Miss me yet?") and the Wasilla public library, we could've been in any American backwater town. What a disappointment!
Feeling slightly dejected and a lot more Democratic, we headed back to Anchorage, stopping at Taco Bell for another high fat, high sugar, high carb meal before going to the airport. ...