It’s been a few days now since my parents left. They flew out of Dillingham last Thursday evening, and were in West Virginia again by Friday morning. While they were still here, we tried to do a few more of the touristy things in Dillingham.
One of those things was the tour at the Peter Pan Cannery. It was a nice tour, but at two hours long, it was also hard on my feet. Natalie, Dad, Mom and I learned a lot about fish processing, though.
We started out by getting some lab coats and hairnets to wear.
I probably should have written about the cannery tour earlier, as now I’m forgetting all the highlights. I hope the pictures give you some idea. After the cannery tour, we had dinner at the house of Samara’s boss. She, her husband and children are nice. It was another good opportunity for everyone to eat fresh salmon (and some pizza, which Natalie liked).
The day that they left, mom did get one last chance to walk down towards the beach and enjoy the view.
Overall, the weather stayed overcast and rainy for their visit, but I think that my family had a good time visiting Dillingham. It’s certainly a different place to live, and they got to see all the highlights, from the lakes and mountain views, to the moose and bald eagles. They got to experience the Bristol Bay fishing season by watching subsistence net fishing and eating fresh salmon. Not your typical vacation, and a long way to fly to see us, but we were happy they came.
Somehow, though, I don’t think we’ll be able to convince them to take the flight again before we move back to Kentucky at the end of next year.