Sunday, July 22, 2018

Motoblogger Visit

On Friday afternoon, we went to Gold Dredge Number 8 with our four guests. Dom and Martha, and Chris and Lori. In the picture, we are on a replica of the narrow gauge Tanana Valley Railroad after we had tried our hand at panning for gold. I didn't do as well this time as back in May. In fact, the first bag of dirt that I was given didn't yield much of anything. The second bag had about $17 of gold or so they say.

On Friday evening, we rode up to the top of Ester Dome to get some sunset photos. Chris dug their bikes out of the Sprinter and Dom rode in the sidecar. I'm impressed at their setup for transporting the bikes and even more impressed when Chris rode the bikes up the ramp into the van. The next trip on Saturday afternoon, Dom rode Chris' Honda CB500X. My feeble attempt at a sunset photo is shown below. I don't think I took any photos at the top of Murphy Dome.

Before heading up to Murphy Dome, we stopped at the Harley/BMW/Honda shop for some free bratwurst and burgers to celebrate Justin's new position with BMW corporate. And Keith's new position as Justin's replacement.

On Sunday morning, Chris and Lori hitched up their RV and started their trek down the highway with plans of visiting some moto bloggers in Corvallis as well as other friends and family as they wander towards their home. We went to Chena Hot Springs and I was surprised at all of the changes at the resort. Lots of new landscaping, additions to buildings. The whole place just looked better than it has in the past.

The next picture is the creek running through the grounds in front of the large cabins.  I took the picture as a "Live Photo" mostly to play around with the effects. Specifically, the long exposure effect. It added too much blur to the water...

After CHSR, we visited the Santa Claus House in North Pole, AK, before having dinner at the Pagoda.

6 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting us RichardM....especially for taking us to all these places to experience Alaska.

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    1. Quite different from your last visit. I think you spent more time fixing things than “touristing”.

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  2. Motoblogger hookups are the best. Not only do you get to introduce your home to visitors, but you also get to be a tourist in your own town.

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    1. Absolutely! We don't "tourist" in our home town very often.

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  3. It is such a small world...I keep forgetting that you know Chris & Lori. We have marshaled several bicycle races with them in Georgia.

    Hi Chris & Lori!

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    1. They mentioned that and asked how I ever connected with you… It is a small world.

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