Friday, June 21, 2013

Did Juneau?

Mendenhall Glacier is a river of blue ice, 13 miles long and 1.5 miles wide at its widest point.  The bits and pieces of broken boulders and glacier dust collected along the way make it look dirty, but still gorgeous.  The ice is so dense that the red and yellows are absorbed but the blue is reflected.

A rock that has been smoothed by a glacier over a very, very long time.

It's June 21, the Longest Day, but, alas, without John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, Rod Steiger, or Sean Connery.  In Juneau there are 18 hours and 18 minutes of daylight, leaving plenty of time for fun. Right this very minute Al is making the grill unbearable.  This RV park is in the woods and we were told that it's okay to cook outdoors but clean the grill thoroughly and then spray it with a solution of bleach and water to kill all the food aromas.  Let's hope it works because even though we are eager to see wildlife, it doesn't have to be quite that up close and personal.
Yogi can just stay on his own side of the forest, thank you very much.
  If only the gigantic mosquitoes would go over there with him.
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