Panning For Gold in Alaska

Panning For Gold in Alaska

This summer we decided to try a little gold panning. We had the materials we needed and a spot in mind.

None of my family member or myself are experienced in gold panning AT ALL, but we thought it would be fun to give it a go.

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My uncle James doing some panning

Do keep in mind that the water from this creek is about 45F.

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Snorkeling to get good stuff
Snorkeling to get good stuff

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You need a dry suit to swim in these waters

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oops, I fell. The rocks were very slippery!
oops, I fell. The rocks were very slippery!

We still are not sure if we got real gold, but we are sure that there was a lot of fools gold. Either way it was a fun hike up the river.:)

 

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo

 

 

Starfish Accessories

Starfish Accessories

Who knew these cute little guys could be used as accessories!

If you have ever seen the kids movie “Aquamarine” then you will know where I got this idea from.

Baby starfish earring
Baby starfish earring

You know they are stuck to you when you feel the little tingle of their suction cups! hahaha

Just having a little fun
Just having a little fun

 

PS. They were not harmed when taking these pictures and I let them go right away

Alaskan Cabin in the Woods

Alaskan Cabin in the Woods

Today, July 17th marks the day of our arrival to my birthplace, Alaska! After a grueling six and a half hour flight from Orlando to Seattle and an overnight stay with our very large cat, followed by another short one and a half flight from Seattle to Ketchikan Alaska, and finishing off with a 45 minute boat ride, we finally made it to our home. Meyers Chuck is a very small community with no gas stations, no roads, no cars, no stores, nothing. All that you will find in Meyers Chuck are the wonderful people that reside here, most of them only during the summer months.

I thought I would share with you our little cabin in the woods.

The view
The view and a little guitar playing
Steps down to the water. The tide is currently on it's way in. Twice a day this area is completely dry.
Steps down to the water. The tide is currently on it’s way in. Twice a day this area is completely dry.
Our little seating place for some nighttime s'mores. Yummmm
Our little seating place for some nighttime s’mores. Yummmm
The staple shoe for every Alaskan, XTRATUF
The staple shoe for every Alaskan, XTRATUFs
One of the ways to travel around Meyers Chuck are the trails built throughout the community.
One of the ways to travel around Meyers Chuck are the trails built throughout the community.
Our 25 lb. kitty is roosted up, checking for mice
Our 25 lb. kitty is roosted up, checking for mice
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Everything seems so much greener up here!

 

You always gotta have your fresh fruits!
You always gotta have you fresh fruits!
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Fortunate enough to have this beautiful view.

 

And keep checking back for more updates on what’s going on in Alaska for the next two weeks.