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The two RV Gypsies
in Anchorage, Alaska
July 19-20, 2016

The Bear and Raven theater is in the same area as the Segway tour. Karen wanted to partake in this adventure, but it didn't happen. Lee was just not interested in spending the extra money. There were a couple of displays on the sidewalk outside of the Segway office that everyone enjoyed.

Below: The Bear and Raven - the Raven whispered to the Bear, " I really enjoy watching you fish for salmon in Ship Creek. The bear's large smile indicates that he loves it too".

   
bear and raven statue Karen Duquette

There were colorful flower baskets hanging throughout the city, and other unusual displays.

flower basket in Anchorage Karen Duquette, bears and Sasquatch
Lee Duquette and an Indian Maiden a big bear in the store in Anchorage

Many of the photos below, but not all of them, were taken while on the Segway tour.

Karen Duquette and her sister in a cartoon monument across the street
poems on a post hands
The Alaska Railroad and totem poles fish on a fence
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail Anchorage sign
Captain James Cook
Captain James Cook
sign about the sleeping giant
the sleeping giant

several monuments in Anchorage

MLK monument wounded combat veterans memorial
monument monument
war monumemt Delaney Park
Star the Reindeer sign Star the Reindeer
big mural big mural

Below: The Anchorage Light Speed Planet Walk is a scale model of our solar system. Taking the walk, the two RV Gypsies experienced the relative size of the planets and their distance from the Sun. The scale was chosen so that a leisurely walking pace mimics the speed of light. On this scale, each step equals the distance light travels in one second (186,000 miles).

It would take about 8 minutes to walk from the Sun Station at 5th and G to the Earth station at 5th and K, just as it takes 8 minutes for a light beam to travel from the real Sun to the real Earth. Similarly, it would take you and a light beam 5 1/2 hours to reach Pluto at Kincaid Park.

The Anchorage Light Speed Planet Walk was designed by Eli Menaker, a 2004 graduate of Service High School in Anchorage.

Begin at the sun station to see a tiled representation of the Sun (weighing close to 6,000 pounds) and learn about the evolution of our solar system and discover interesting facts about our star, the Sun.

Then navigate the planet stations along 5th Avenue and the Coastal Trail to experience the scale of our solar system and unique features of each planet.

On your way to Mercury, you can stop at The Imaginarium and see their indoor exhibit of the solar system. If you're lucky, you'll arrive for one of their lectures about the solar system.

a tiled representation of the Sun weighing close to 6,000 pounds a tiled representation of the Sun weighing close to 6,000 pounds
sign about Anchorage Light Speed Planet Walk sign about Anchorage Light Speed Planet Walk
sign about Anchorage Light Speed Planet Walk sign about Anchorage Light Speed Planet Walk
sign about Anchorage Light Speed Planet Walk sign about Anchorage Light Speed Planet Walk

The two RV Gypsies were on the Segway tour when they saw the display shown above, and unfortunately they did not get back to it in order to complete the entire walk.

flowers flowers

Back at the Segway training area, the two RV Gypsies and John enjoyed a bit of cartoon fun.

Lee Duquette Karen Duquette
John Smythers

The two RV Gypsies and family enjoyed a snack at the Hard Rock Cafe in Anchorage.

Hard Rock Cafe Anchorage sign
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