2011-07-06 Farmer's Market & River Boat Tour on the Chena
Wednesday is Market Day so we had to check it out. We strolled around the are at 10:45 AM. None of the vendors could sell anything until the organizer rang a bell at 11:00.
We saw many beautiful veggies for sale and a lot of crafts booths as well. We tried some fried bread from a native alaskan. It was rather bland unless you doctored it up with some powered sugar or salsa. It would make a good base for tacos or burrittos. Not as good as Bannock.
Linda & I went to the library and I uploaded an entry, then home for lunch and a short nap.
At 2:00 we were scheduled for a tour on the River Boat Discovery III. This is a 175 Ft. Stern Wheeler on the Chena River. The oriiginal captain was an enterprizing man named Jim Binkly. He is deceased but the company is still family owned and run. His Grandson was our captain for the day. They gave a very extensive tour and informational narrative while we were going down and back up the river. We stopped at several spots along the way and talked by radio to people along the shore.
At the Alaskan Indian Fish Camp we got off the boat and had 3 mini talks by the natives about their culture and life style. At $54/person this was a good value for the 2 hour tour and boat ride.
Later that evening a classic car club rolled into camp and parked for an hour. We checked them out while they showed them off.