Sunday, July 10, 2011

Saturday & Sunday, July 09-10, 2011

Saturday, we did the gift shopping thing – didn’t find much, but spent the afternoon doing it


Then we drove to Healy to see what was in town.  We followed the main street of town to take a picture of the only coal fired electric plant in Alaska.  We also took a picture of the sign for the Usibelli Coal Mine, next to the power plant.DSC03563

After our normal 4:00 social hour, we gathered three grills, and burned our own steaks and burgers.  Everyone brought sides such as salads, beans, and Marilyn’s pineapple angel cake.

This morning, the 10th, we moved nine miles to the Riley Campground off the entrance road to Denali National Park.  Here is a picture of our site.DSC03564

In the afternoon, we went to the Ranger led Sled Dog Demonstration.  Denali is the only National Park in the US that has sled dog teams (30 dogs) that provide demonstrations in the summer, and patrol the park in the winter.  These are all Alaskan Huskies.DSC03565DSC03566DSC03567

Here is the Ranger riding a sled being pulled by 5 Huskies.DSC03574

And, here are pictures of Marilyn and yours truly standing on a sled.DSC03570DSC03575

Type at you later.

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