Saturday, April 28, 2007

Trip to McGrath



Ghost and I made our first out of town over nighter this past Friday and Saturday. We went to McGrath, Alaska. It's 418 air miles from Anchorage. I say air miles because there are no roads that connect Anchorage and McGrath. We flew on PenAir. They have fantastic customer service. They treated Ghost and I very well. They also donate cargo space to injured birds being sent to Bird TLC.

We were hosted by Clara Demientieff of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. She took excellent care of us. She took the pictures with my camera for me. USF&W put us up in their bunk house stocked with food and gave us a vehicle to use. She took us on the quick tour because the plane was late arriving and we were a little behind schedule. We did 4 presenations at the school that afternoon and came back at 7 PM and did another.

Both Ghost and I had a great time and I hope the kids, students, teachers and all others enjoyed it also. Ghost even cast a pellet for the middle school group.

Check out the pictures above and also check out the ones in our Photobucket Album.

5 comments:

Susan Gets Native said...

Our peregrine, for some unknown reason, has started casting pellets during presentations.
Maybe I just smell bad?
:)

robin andrea said...

Hey Dave, you and Ghost are quite the pair. How cool that you travel together to do presentations. What a great way to educate the general public.

Dave said...

Susan - I think Ghost just like sharing. :)

Robin - Thanks! We're having fun.

LauraHinNJ said...

Cool that you're both jet-setting around the country together!

;-)

Dave said...

Laura - it is cool but we won't leave Alaska. Too much paperwork from the feds. Besides, Alaska is over 2/3 the size of the lower 48. We have a lot of places to go up here still.