Archives for August 2005

Two sets of photos!

Yesterday, I did a ton of fun things! I took a ride out to the end of the Knik Goose Bay Road. There isn't anything but a private airport out there. I was disappointed. I thought there would be this beautiful view or something. There wasn't. Just trees. There are a bunch of trees here. Lots of birch trees. Actually the birch trees are pretty, but it's like in Ireland... You start getting tired of ruins in Ireland, in Alaska you start getting tired of trees. I found this boat out in … [Read more...]

Musk Ox Farm - the pictures!

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Musk Ox Farm

On Monday I went to the Musk Ox Farm in Palmer. Apparently the Musk Ox had been hunted into extinction, and they brought in new Musk Oxen in the 1930's from Greenland. The Musk Ox farm in Palmer has 150 some odd Musk Ox. It is a really nice little farm. They had babies, and some adult males that weighed over 1000 pounds. At the Musk Ox Farm, I purchased some Qiviut. I bought 2 oz. of yarn. I know, that's not a lot of yarn. It was so pricey. $88. But, when am I ever going to see it … [Read more...]

Pictures of Mt. McKinley!

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Mt. McKinley, by air!

Yesterday Mom and I went out to Talkeetna. Apparently, it is the base camp for all the people who want to go and climb Mt. McKinley. Ok, so mom can't climb Mt. McKinley, and I'm not going to climb it without her. So we walked around the town. It was a really quaint little town. Lots of Alaskan products. I bought the GNO girls some roses made out of rabbit fur. You know, there is a lot of fur to be purchased in Alaska. Not really sure how I feel about that. Anyway, in the morning, it was … [Read more...]