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We were slow arising this morning, but were happy to meet campground neighbors with a Lazy Daze, Beth D. and her son- we just love meeting others with a Lazy Daze RV and had a good time sharing information.
Then we headed off into the city this afternoon- the 5 mile ride in on the
Thanks to the Church’s book, we knew just where to park our RV downtown- I didn’t see any other places. It was the north side of
Then we walked around downtown, visiting the 3 Visitor’s Centers on the fun and touristy
We’re really torn on making ferry reservations as we’re tired of having reservations rule our actions. We might just wing it, although apparently August is getting full. We would rather not wait until September to head down into the NW Pacific, we don’t think. Jazy wisely suggested we work out a plan tonight and book tomorrow if we want to. We found online a "See
Lia finally bought some native moccasins, made of soft beaver fur, and she’s thrilled. I’m not too happy that they are animal skins, but I do think she will cherish them. If needed, in a few years we can ship them back to the store owner, Ms. Hernandez at Alaska Fur Enterpirse (333 W. 4th Ave, Ste 226, 99501) and for $15 she'll put in new felt bottom and lining. She said the skins will last for many years and stretch over time.
Jazy and I stick more to the local chocolate and birch caramel. Charles prefers the
We also walked down to the Ulu Factory and bought a small ulu with a bowl-shapped cutting board for the RV. It was fun to see the massive production of these famous Eskimo palm knives. We see their ulus all over
We returned to ride bikes around the campground.
I think the campground here is an oasis from the city, although we’ll head in again tomorrow to see more Anchorage sites like the museum, the solar system (walk one step per second and it is like a light year, starting at the sun), and Earthquake Park (huge 1964 earthquake here). I looked at the campground closest to downtown and it is still a distance bike ride to
Perhaps we can bike the