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Alaska’s Travel Diary

Friday, 17 Aug 2007

Location: Ninilchik, USA

MapToday is the Kenai Peninsula State Fair so we are all excited as they are preparing the grounds after judging about a mile from our cabin. Alton is going to taxi us over and pick us up as there are no parking spaces available at this time.

We had a great dinner yesterday and I am including a new recipe of a rhubarb upside down cake that I made to feed my guinea pigs (Jennifer, Alton and Gene)…they loved it so here is the recipe:
Put layered in this order:
5 cups of chopped rhubarb (about ½ inch)
2 packages of strawberry jello sprinkled over the rhubarb
3 cups miniature marshmallows sprinkled over the jello
Prepare 1 package of yellow cake mix per directions, pour over above layers.
Grease and flour 9 X 13 pan and put it together cooking 35 min. 350 degrees.
Wait until cool to upturn the cake.

Alton and Jennifer went with Bob this morning to the Ninilchik River, down a slippery slope into bear country (NOT ME) and Alton caught two silvers, Bob caught one. I am going to upload all of this and then we are going to the fair to look for alpalca wool and see the weavers and crafts they have. Jennifer will write more later.

Gwynne

P.S. A nap will be in order today! Bob wanted to get to our fishing hole early to beat The Frenchmen that come every year. So we rose at 4:15 this a.m. The path we took, as you have heard, was steep, but nothing like the old Slide Hole Daddy Bob & I used to have to forge to go fishing every morning. (For those of you who have not noticed.....every good fishing hole, here, has a name.) The bad thing about it was that it was still dark, it is wet, and then Bob proceeds to tell me we need to make a lot of noise & keep talking.....that this is where & when you have to be careful of the bears in the area. I said "Thanks Bob! You could have told me this BEFORE we got here!" Anyway....we made it. Alton was 'the man' today. I had one on. I've decided that will be my middle name....Jennifer "I had one on" Zimmerle!
Hopefully, tomorrow we will have a report on the fair being held here. By the way.....we talked ourselves out of going to the bar at the Inlet View to try to pick up a couple of Rusky (pronounced Roos-key) men and opened the expensive bottle of wine I bought at the Bear Creek Winery in Homer. Alton, Gwynne, and I partook in a bottle of Blueberry Mirlo (not spelled Merlot).....mmmmmmm good! We still have a bottle of mead to consume as a desert/after-dinner drink. Perhaps we will drink it w/ our vanilla ice cream or make a float, eh?