Sunday, July 24, 2011

Swimming in Olnes Pond

Who's who?

 The water at this pond was so clear.  When the rocks were disturbed at the edges, it looked as if someone had added glitter to the water.  It reminded us of snow globe!  This pond is about 20 minutes north of Fairbanks.
Enjoying the birthday raft

"Whatcha do-wing" in 3 year old lingo...

I love you Daddy!

I wonder if I'll ever get a chance to fish?
 Girls can swim and fish in skirts!  I never would've believed it till now.

On the far side of the pond, you can just make out some more places where people park for the day or camp for the night.  You can drive the entire perimeter and see some real Alaskan's;  possibly even living there...  there's no overnight fees, no concrete, no regulations.  You can drive where you want to and park where you want to and enjoy the serene beauty and quietness of the lake.  It was so relaxing!  We took the camper and ate a picnic lunch there and played with the kids, fished, swam, and took the raft to an island and hiked around it.

Speaking of real Alaskan's.....  our oldest boy recently described a new neighbor having moved in to do some summer maintenance on his cabin.  I asked my son what the neighbor was like and he said, "Striped shirt, long beard, older guy, ya know, typical Alaskan, real friendly."  That about sums it up!

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