Checking In

Back in April, I posted about 10 things I wanted to do this summer. At some point I updated the list, but I can't seem to find the darn post!

Anyway, here's the original list, with the items crossed off that we've done (or will have done after this weekend!):

1. Visit Palmer and the Colony House Museum. Maybe even during Colony Days!
2. Ride somewhere on the Alaska Railroad.
3. Ride somewhere on the Alaska Marine Highway.
4. Visit the city of Kenai.
5. Visit the city of Homer.
6. Visit Soldotna.
7. Go to the Alaska State Fair.
8. Spend a few hours at the Anchorage Saturday Market.
9. Take a glacier cruise (maybe with these folks or these folks).
10. Take the kids to Seward to the Alaska Sealife Center.

Not too bad so far! Of course, we've also done some things and visited some places that didn't make the list.

While my dad was here we visited Hope where we happened upon an excellent museum and a dedicated volunteer who delighted in showing us around. We also visited Crow Creek Mine where you can still pan for gold.

This weekend, we're planning to visit Kenai and Soldotna, as well as do some clamming at Clam Gulch. Hopefully we'll come home with a big bagful of clams, some great pictures, and some happy memories!