Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tuesday near Mt. McKinley

Well, we did stop at the musk ox farm yesterday, which is where Lynne wanted to check out the Qiviuk yarn (yes, she says that word works in WWF!). We learned a new fact--it is not smart to buy Qiviuk other than in its natural state. The dyed yarn does not last, as the dye breaks down the yarn. She couldn't buy skeins of it there...they only sell finished products made by the native cooperative, since this is a good percentage of their livelihood. They do sell some kits to make a scarf or hat, complete with patterns. Lynne may wind up buying a kit in Anchorage in their other shop. Ox photos will follow...eventually. They are big...and fuzzy.

After leaving the farm, we continued up the road, stopping for a quick lunch at Miller's Market N of Wasilla (great mocha shake!). And then we parted company with Bob and Lynne. They headed on to Denali and will ride the big cheeser school bus on a 6 hour tour of the park today. We did that already and don't want to do it again, plus we have a flight seeing trip scheduled for this morning...if the weather cooperates.

We spent the night in a cg in Talkeetna, and saw McKinley en route and I snapped a photo on my camera...which is where it still is. Hopefully we will get even better shots today from the air or it will be my only photo of the mountain this trip.

The plan is to meet Bob and Lynne later today...or tomorrow. We're easy. Cell phones are wonderful. Oh, and our family radios have worked well so we could stay in touch as we are rolling, since we have mostly been in areas where the cell phone didn't work.

Life is good...and the weather is warmer. Stay tuned...

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Sandee said...

Sounds like you are having a great time. You two always have a great time no matter what you are doing. It's just the way you roll.

Have a fabulous time honey. Big hugs to you both. :)

Barb and TheDailyGs said...

the big cheeser school bus... hehehe.

So if I understand you correctly, you're going up on an aerial sight seeing tour? I read it twice. I think that's what it means. I'm kinda slow on the uptake nowadays.

Sounds like everyone is having a marvelous time! Carry on!

big hugs from hawt south jawjah where my new ac unit is humming along. xoxo

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

sounds like a plan to me. have you seen the damage at ivana's town from the earthquake?

hugs, bee

Patsy Steverson said...

So proud of Lynne...you go girl, searching out those yarn shops! Quiviut is amazing! Glad you are having such a good time.
XOXO, Patsy