May. 19th, 2016

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Yesterday mom and Bonnie and I drove up to Circle (around 156 miles north of Fairbanks). Mom and Bonnie are going on a float trip on the Yukon River out of Circle in July, and wanted to check it out (and they invited me cause they're awesome lol). It was funny..when mom and I drove to Birch Hill last week we passed the mileage sign for Circle..I was thinking "we should just randomly go there someday" and like two days later they were like "let's go to Circle!" Haha. It was COLD and SNOWING up at Eagle Summit!! Last week it was hot and in the 80s, this week it's in the 40s and snowing..wtf?!? There was still a lot of snow (like FEET of it) left over from winter..wow. Before Circle is a community called Central (not confusing at all :P)..it was pretty nice for a town in the middle of nowhere lol. Circle wasn't as nice, but it was still interesting to see it..though I felt like we were invading the town since it's so small lol (OH NOES OUTSIDERS). We looked in their grocery store, which was VERY interesting..the cashier was smoking and eating popcorn straight off the counter (O_o), the back desk looked as if it hadn't been cleaned in years, and there were tons of fliers and political stuff on the walls. We also checked out Circle Hot Springs, which for whatever reason closed some years ago. Too bad, it looked like a cool place! I wanted to explore, but I also didn't want to get shot :P (you never know, it's Alaska lol). Thankfully on the drive back it got sunny..so pretty! Mom and I found 10 geocaches, and Bonnie found a couple more we already had..she now has over 1000 caches!! (The one cache in Circle was her thousandth lol.) I wanted to get 700, but there's only so much time..too bad, I just need one more! We actually found every cache we looked for, even ones that hadn't been found in months! That's pretty awesome lol. One cache was up this steep hill filled with dead trees and random undergrowth..we felt accomplished getting that one lol (my poor legs got scratched up though..geocaching battle scars lol). For wildlife, we saw birds, a grouse or ptarmigan, a couple bunnies, an ermine with a vole in its mouth, and a fox! Aww :)

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Today's trivia: In Saving Private Ryan, during a brief break from fighting, Captain Miller (Tom Hanks) sits with Private Ryan (Matt Damon) swapping stories about what it was like back home for them both. The story Damon tells about his brothers and the barn was made up entirely by him during filming. None of the story was part of the original script

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