Monday, September 17, 2012

Alaska Day 7 - The Knife Shop

On day 7 we had to head back to Anchorage so we could get up early the next day to catch our flight home. It is always amazing how fast time goes.  I couldn't believe it was already time to start our journey back.  We had the whole day to drive the several hours back to anchorage so we got to sleep in and then stopped at a bakery shop for breakfast/lunch.  Greg and I shared a homemade sandwich and soup that was really good.

On our travel back my cousin wanted to stop at a knife shop he saw to look at the knives.  The outside of the shop was very interesting.  It had a manikin carved from wood that was well endowed and a huge knife made from wood and covered in CD's.  We went inside and the place was full of Alaskan history.  The couple that runs the shop was very friendly and knew a lot about Alaska.  The was actually lived in Eagle, ID a long time ago.  They were kind enough to show us around the shop and how the knives were made.  He had antlers from sheep & deer and a mammoth skull that he made the handles from.  There was so much to look at in there and the couple was so friendly I could have spent hours there.  We did spend quit a bit of time talking with them but then headed back on the road.

When we got back to Anchorage we did a bit of shopping in the mall and gift shops.  After shopping Greg, Jaron, Hunter and I found a place where we could just hang out for a bit.  We didn't want to go to bed early on our last night in Alaska. 

The next morning we got up and had breakfast.  While we were eating breakfast a super tall guy came in and my cousin recognized him as a LA laker basketball player.  Him and my aunt went over there and asked for a picture but he declined.  Then it was off to the airport.  We had an easy flight back and were really glad to see our kids.

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