Monday, June 8, 2009

Alaska Cruise - Day 10 - Sunday, May 31

Today we went to the Inlet View Ward for church. I had called the Bishop to see if there was anyone that lived in the area that could give us a ride to church and he made arrangements for someone to pick us up. They had a beautiful chapel/Stake Center and the meetings were just like any other ward. The members went out of their way to make us feel welcome and to make sure we had what we needed.

After church another fellow gave us a ride back to the Hilton. He worked across the street from the hotel and knew the lady that ran a cafe on the corner. We decided that we would eat lunch there. We went in and introduced us to the owner and we ordered our lunch. When we went up to pay for it, she said the Peter had paid for it.

After lunch we walked around town some more. we went to a show about the Alaska and the area. We also went to another presentation about the March 27,1964 earthquake. The 4th Ave slide in downtown Anchorage, moved horizontally a maximum distance of 17.5'. The epicenter of the earthquake was in Valdez and a tsunami devistated several towns in Alaska. Both shows were really interesting. The one about the earthquake was really interesting. The room even shook when the earthquake shook the area. The 1964 Alaska earthquake was one of the largest earthquakes in the North America. 130 people died from the earthquake and the Tsunami that hit the area. Many places that had cracks open up and dropped the ground anywhere from 8-20 feet.

We then went to see an exhibit that had information about the Aurora Borealis (the Northern Lights).This movie was really interesting and had a lot of pictures showing the lights.

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