Saturday, October 30, 2004

Rotary in Seward

On Tuesday Ruth did a presentation in Seward, AK with Jasper, a rough legged hawk. Her excited audience was the Seward Chapter of Rotary International at their weekly luncheon at the Harbor Dinner Club. Many questions were asked about both Jasper and Bird TLC. We also have some new members from the luncheon. It was a fun meeting and presentation.

Great support to the trip was given by several and I would like to thank them here. Matt Hall, DVM, "The Dog Doctor", of the Seward Animal Clinic made sure everything went smooth. He arranged our hotel stay which was donated by the Hotel Edgewater on the corner of 5th and Railroad. Nice clean hotel with a lot of things to do and with a very nice staff. Their espresso stand makes a good mocha! I recommend it anytime your in Seward. Christo's bought dinner, the best pizza in Seward. This is a restaurant I'll go back to every time I'm in town. Recently renovated after a fire, it's gorgeous. Thanks again to everyone involved.

On the way back to Anchorage, Ruth and I stopped outside of Hope Junction and released an northern goshawk. It's the same one I posted about a couple months ago under "What's in your Wallet?". After excellent care by the staff at Bird TLC, she was more than ready for release.

Also on the way back we saw over 30 tundra swans along the Seward Hwy outside of Portage. The are a bunch of small ponds and Portage Lake along the highway. It was raining and the wind was blowing like usual along Turnagain Arm. I guess they were taking refuge waiting the storm out until they moved on. We also saw several eagles, ravens, magpies and a lot of Canadian geese.

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