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Dog Con 7
Day 9: In which we finally see that animated Giant Jesus, Silky wins a prize, many of our party spend too much time in a book store and we visit a gold museum.
Very tired after a very long day in Fairbanks, Alaska. Quick capsule reviews of the days events follow.
OK, so that animated Giant Jesus? It was ok, even though it was only 40 feet tall and the animation consisted of him raising his arms and face to the heavens above. When you go into the gift shop, you get bombarded by radio preachers coming out of about a dozen speakers. High point of the visit? When Sasha and Silky started to tell the people about the Word of Dog. They got so freaked they told us to get out and forgot to charge us for the stuff we were gonna buy. SCORE!
(Lulu: Bless her heart, Auntie Avy didn’t realize that until 11:45 tonight. She wants to go back and pay, but when she called the place, they told her to keep the stuff because we were the spawn of Satan.)
(Sasha: I never even got to tell those twits how Dog told us to watch over humans.)
Next up was a pet parade and carnival. Naturally, we took the critters in and everybody had fun. Best of all, Silky won “Best Howl” in a howling contest. She got a ribbon and a big back of all natural Elk jerky treats.
(Flash: As pet events go, it was pretty nice.)
(Daisy: Those jerky treats were pretty nice, too!)
Sadie: Yeah! Two of them and my tummy was full.)
Our walk around Fairbanks kind of came to a stop when we saw a used book store. The science fiction area was very well stocked with books and there were also several boxes of games. We spent about 90 minutes in there before leaving for a nice lunch of mooseburgers, which were darned tasty.
(Flash: Honest, folks, you ever want to lure bibliophiles to a bloody doom, put a sign saying “All books on sale half price!” in the window of a deathtrap that looks like a used book store.)
(Sasha: By the way, mooseburgers are the FUCKIN’ BOMB!)
The Fairbanks Gold Museum has plenty of gold in it, you bet, including a couple of nuggets the size of my fist. We bought t-shirts, but were a bit too poor for the gold jewelry.
(Leon: That place was infested with mice.)
(Jazz: Oh lordy yes! I could smell them everywhere!)
Speaking of money, we racked up a cool grand selling chocolate and Ice cream to a local ice cream shop.
(Daisy: Dad never passes up a chance to make a buck.)
We also visited an animal shelter, a couple of thrift stores and a seller of fine smoked meat products. After a pretty full day that included miles of walking, we all got back on the bus and went to the Slide Room for an hour or so before eating pizza for dinner. After that, it was mostly just goofing off until bedtime.
(Silky: That was a pretty nice animal shelter, for Alaska.)
Tomorrow, we leave for Hawaii. More bloggage soon.
Destination Sign when we started: Io
Destination Sign when we stopped: Westeros
Music: Old Time Radio shows