For the 4th of July this year, Andy and Lisa Brown and her mother joined Ben and I to a trip to Talkeetna, about half way from Anchorage to Denali National Park. On the way, we decided to stop at the Little Susitna River again to try to catch a King Salmon. No luck again, but Ben found a great "sport" to do in the river, "River Running". He conned Lisa Brown into trying it, and for the rest of the story, check out the video.
What you don't see at the end was Ben diving in the water when Andy yelled "Dude, save my wife!". Luckily Lisa managed to get to shore. Good laugh.
Here's the post-falling-in-the-river shot.
In Talkeetna, they were getting ready for the Moose Dropping Festival, where they drop hand painted and decorated wooden moose by the local businesses, onto a bullseye on the ground from a plane. People put money on which moose will hit the bullseye, then there's prize money. A famous Alaskan tradition. This was my favorite moose, a mer-moose, decorated by a local store.
We stopped by the Talkeetna River to skip some stones.
Here's a great shot displaying my weather geekiness.
Good friends, good times!