Inferior Imitator

ep·i·gone n. A second-rate imitator or follower, especially of an artist or a philosopher.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Less pissed off this time...let's see what we've done the past three days. :)

Tuesday we went to the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Our parents instilled in us a need to do the educational stuff while on vacation. Too many Civil War battlefields and factory tours. We learned a lot about the native peoples, today and "before contact". They set up several "villages" outside the center, to show what kind of buildings they lived in and how they survived.

On the way home, we stopped at the salmon hatchery and watched the salmon try and swim upstream. It was a little awe-inspiring watching them try to swim up the short waterfall. No wonder they only have time to mate before they die of exhaustion.

Wednesday we headed down to Seward. Talk about scenic drives. It was absolutely beautiful, with the mountains and the water and the glaciers. The water is the neatest color of blue, since glaciers are blue (as a result of the purity of the ice). We wandered around the Sea Life Center, which was pretty cool for a research center. There were interactive exhibits, including one where you could touch anenomes and starfish and such.

That evening, we went kayaking. Ever since MC told me about his experiences, I've been wanting to try it, so we kayaked in Resurrection Bay. We went from 7-11 p.m., stopping for a rest halfway through to take a short hike to a waterfall. We got some awesome pictures, which I will have to post later.

We spent the night in Seward, and went to the Ididaride Sled Dog Tours. It's run by the guy who won the Ididaride in 2004, and you tour the kennels, and see the puppies, and then take a ride on a sled with wheels. Our guide thought he was quite the comedian.

We then went on to Exit Glacier. There were of course signs posted to stay a safe distance away from the glacier, but Lew and I of course ignored them and walked up to touch. Lew broke off a piece and we ate it. Mom was absolutely appalled, but how many people can say they ate a glacier?

Not sure what the plans are for tomorrow, but we'll be camping and fishing this weekend. Here, fishy, fishy!

2 Antiphon:

7:31 AM, August 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous

That sounds really interesting. I can't say that kayaking appeals to me personally, but it sounds like you're having an action-packed time!


6:08 PM, August 14, 2005, Blogger Chelsea

I decided to read The Historian after you mentioned it in your blog. I enjoyed it!


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