|Rafting tour we passed on the river...|
looks a bit crowded to me...lol
|Our Jet Boat|
|Just awesome flowers in the sky|
|Our captain, Tommy|
|Animal hide drying rack|
|In the background is the storage|
area for food...up high to deter any
large animal thieves...lol
|Hugged by a Grizzly!!!|
|Carl leaning on the 'lean-to'!|
|For drying fish|
|Bald eagle nest|
|See the tiny speck on the upper right|
lone branch...the eagle!!!!
The tour guide pointed out a beautiful bald eagle nest and then down river a bit, we spotted an eagle perched high in one of the trees...so statuesque!!! It was great!
After our tour, we walked around historic Talkeetna. At a local craft tent, I purchased a small handmade birch basket and a pair of flip-flop earrings with the sole made of coconut shell. Afterwards, we had a picnic lunch at the Riverpark along the Talkeetna River. It was amazing how rapidly the flow of water was! I had a sweet thing happen on our way back to the main part of town...there was an area where we had to cross some shallow water by walking carefully along stepping stones. A young boy approached me, and holding out his hand, he offered to help me across. He was so adorable and I'm guessing about 9 years old. He made my day!
|My sweet little helper!|
|Bear paw print seen right where|
we had our picnic!!!
Oh my...those claws!!!!
|Cool shop...there are decorated wooden|
moose all over the place here!
|Fun!!! This was at the|
entrance to the craft area!
|Carl used to fly one of these...|
in bigger proportions of course
|Trapper's cabin model|
|Wooden post card...|
Signed by Carl...
|This is the walking stick the info card |
refers to...it is made from a willow tree.
|Being the willow tree lover that I am...|
this was very exciting information!
|Look at all those antlers!!!!|