Yes, the first of July. That means that our year is half over??
Well, we had a good day anyway. Marilyn and I started by walking the half mile to beautiful downtown Talkeetna. They are planning a moose raffle for the 4th of July, so many of the businesses have at least one moose in front of their buildings. Even the Post Office has one.
At 3:15 we went on a jet boat ride on three rivers: the Talkeetna, Susitna, and Chulitna. This boat goes 30mph up river, and 40 down. The rivers are shallow with 18 inches to 8 feet of water. The captain said he only needed 1 foot of water once he was up on step. The start of this adventure was a ride on this old school bus to get to the boat.
We saw a couple of eagles (including baby in nest), and a beaver. However, I was not fast enough to get a picture of the beaver.
Along the route, we stopped to see an example of an Indian summer home in Alaska, and a typical trapper’s cabin.