Don’t stand near the person tossing out bloody hamburger to the bears
Don’t stand under a feeding area when sea gulls are flying overhead.
Got those two lessons? Because I’m sharing this knowledge so you don’t have to suffer the indignity that I did. We got to the Conservation Center, parked and noticed a big ‘jam’ a few yards away. One of the rangers was feeding the bear. We rushed over, I got a spot right in back of the ranger - who was reaching into a big pail, pulling out bloody hamburg, balling it up and tossing it into the enclosure. Cool, great view.
‘Ooh, what’s that brown stuff that came from the sky and is now on the camera and all over the front of my shirt?’ Ugh - sea gull poop.
The Center which takes in orphaned or wounded animals and rehabilitates them was pretty cool. We walked around, observing the animals they had.
Great fun today, some planned and some unexpected. That must be what makes it an adventure.
Looking forward to visiting Whittier tomorrow.
I forgot to include these pictures from our campground in Anchorage. One day, we looked out and watched all of the RV’s in the 2 rows in front of us close up shop and move out. Hmmm. Something is going to happen, we knew. Sure enough, shortly after they all pulled out, we saw this scene across the way.
Our campground in Portage, Williwaw, has filled up today. I saw only one spot as we came in. On the other hand, we’ve seen 6 RV’s racing through the campground while we ate dinner. Hey, don’t they realize that there are kids biking in the road here? Older people strolling around? Speeding in a campground just frosts me. Either they’ve got a spot reserved and are heading towards it OR they came here without a spot reserved and are racing for the last one. Good luck. I’m not sure what they will do if this campground is full - there aren’t many others around.
I’m adding these lines not because I’m making fun of Alaskans but appreciating their ingenuity. They live in a harsh climate and they have adapted.
You know you’re in Alaska when:
. . .you design your Halloween costumes to fit over a snowsuit.
. . .the mosquitoes have landing lights.
. . .you have more miles on you snowblower than your car.
. . .you have 10 favorite recipes for moose meat.
. . .you've taken your kids trick-or-treating in a blizzard.
. . .driving is better in the winter because the potholes get filled with snow.
. . .you think sexy lingerie is fleece socks and a flannel nightie with only 8 buttons.