Herb & Ginger's RV Travel Adventures travel blog

Brown bear at the counting weir




Peregrine Falcon

A wise old fellow

Great displays

All mounts from car kills, etc.

"Move over human"





I-Net still good so here goes . . .


Today we visited the Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center at the Tlingit (pronounced clingkit) village of Klukwan at MP22. They have done an outstanding job of interpreting some of Tlingit culture and preserving their heritage as well as many important artifacts including some rare and valuable clan house posts, screens and other items. Our guide is a direct descendant of the some of the founding fathers of the village.

Next we toured the American Bald Eagle Foundation Natural History Museum and Raptor Center – wow, a mouthful! They have 9 live birds and a huge collection of animals, birds, fish, etc. It is well worth a visit. We had an excellent (one of the best this summer) meal at Fireweed in town. It is open for dinner only and located in what used to be the US Army quartermaster’s warehouse in historic Ft. Seward (1902-1946). Some of the interior has been preserved by the reuse of the original wood within. And we saw two bears, close up, along the Chilkoot today; a brown this AM and a black on our way home. Today was low to mid-70s with mostly sun.

Sat – the last of August!

Today we moved into town to the Hitchup RV Park (very nice, Good Sam discount park). We drove out to the Chikat State Park to visit the camp hosts whom we met in May. Nice folks and we enjoyed catching up and hearing about their camp host experience. We also visited Haines Packing and watched the processing of salmon. Our Maryland friends, George and Lynn, arrived today and are on the adjoining site. We had dinner (thanks Lynn!) and a nice visit with them.

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