Sunday, June 24, 2012

Panning at Gold Drege No. 8

Today we broke up into two groups. One group of Nan, Tina, Liz, Jennifer and Ashley, left for the Museum at the University and then on two Gold Drege No. 8. I left for the Creamer's Field and then on to the Gold Drege to meet up with them.

So off we go on the little train. You can see the enthusiasm here!

 What's with you two? Ah, looking for wildlife!
She is known as "Yukon" and has been golding here since the 70's

I think they are swapping yarns about how much they found!

This is where Tina says "A college scholarship is a good thing!"

Ashley really wanted this much!

Such fierce concentration must net a lot of gold! Ya Think?

A good time was had by all. We all walked away with more than we had when we went in there. But only Liz paid for her ticket with her takings. The rest of us went wanting more.

Would I do it again? With an Alaska Tour Saver booklet, I'd do it in a heart beat! It was fun. A couple of folks, actually 4 nuggets were found in our group. That's anywhere from $140 to $440 bucks! Dreaming, dreaming, dreaming!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a fun time. How great that Liz's family got to do it with her.