Monday, May 25, 2009

Moose Poop Jewelry

We have had such a busy weekend! Yesterday we started our day by going to Earthquake Park (#9), here in Anchorage. It was really nice to walk around outside and learn about the Good Friday Earthquake in 1964. There was lots of information to read about. The earthquake was a 9.2 on the Richter scale and it was very destructive, making it one of the most powerful of all time. Where the park is now, there used to be houses, but then they fell off of the cliff into the ocean. It only took us about 15 minutes to walk through the whole exhibit and the mosquitoes were very bad! After we left we promptly went and bought some bug spray. Here is one picture of Earthquake Park:
Overall, not too exciting but we did find out where the parking lot is for the Coastal Trail, which of course follows the coastline! We are planning to either walk part of it or bike is very long: 11 miles!

After this stop, we went on to Thunderbird Falls in Eklutna, Alaska (#33). It is just outside of Anchorage, so a short drive. The hike is only 1-mile there and 1-mile back and it was pretty easy. Of course, I complained when there were up-hill parts, but Steven just told me to keep going! There were lots of people there hiking the trail as well, with their dogs too! The view from the upper observation deck was not the greatest so Steven walked down to the river to get a better shot...
We also saw a very hole-y tree: we could even fit inside! Random tidbit of knowledge: some Alaskans collect moose droppings and varnish them. Then they make jewelry and Christmas ornaments out of them...Guess what you will be receiving for the holidays this year??? :) (just kidding, that's so gross!)


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