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Alaska’s Travel Diary

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012

Location: USA

MapFairly uneventful day. Dylan and I stayed in our pjs until 2:00 p.m. Gwynne had made a trip to the Senior Center to work from her computer, ending up eating their turkey, dressing, etc. lunch. Gene picked her up from Tesoro to have her oil changed and they returned to the S.C. for more computering. By 2:30, we were off to Kenai and Soldotna where I got my fishing license and Dylan’s boots for tomorrow’s clamming tide. Gwynne purchased us a toaster oven. This brings me to another traumatic issue.
Each day when we have used the toaster, the smoke alarm goes off even though there’s no smoke. Today, with the new toaster oven, the problem remains. We may choose to dismantle the thing until we leave.
On the way out of the compound, Gwynne and I began to chat and Dylan said “Uh, there’s a moose on the right!” As Gwynne backed up the car, sure enough, there it was. Pictures would be posted if we only had the wherewithall to do it in a timely manner. One moose looks like any other moose after a few days. Upon leaving the area, we made a stop at the Moose is Loose Bakery where we had a flat cinnamon roll (Gwynne & I) and Dylan had a red salmon cookie. On the way home, we stopped by Gene’s to give him some Clorox he had requested and Dylan, once again, said “Uh, there’s an eagle on the right!” We looked up while crossing the bridge over the Ninilchik River and there it was….a juvenile losing it’s mottled look but still with a fluffy head.
We had salad for dinner since it was 7 p.m. when we got home. And as Dylan had cheese toast, Gwynne quizzed him with Brain Quest for ages 5-6. He, once again, surpassed her expectations and she has ordered new computer games that are harder to accommodate him.
Carole has left for the lower 48 to visit family in Colorado. She will return July 6th. Tomorrow we are supposed to clam. The weather will be the determining factor. (Jennifer)