Then we took a drive outside of town to Worthington Glacier.
Worthington Glacier on the Alaska Geographic website.
My Dad read that once in December 29, 1955, Thompson Pass got 62 inches of snow in one day.
These are called the Horsetail Falls and the other falls right up the road are called Bridal Veil Falls. They were totally frozen and the ice was bright blue underneath the snowy white color.
There are two old boats on the outside of the museum.Valdez Museum at this website. It has tons of great information.
We learned about the oil spill in Valdez in 1989. The oil tanker was in Alaska and there were two islands....someone said "Go to the left to miss the bergy bits (small icebergs)" and they went too much to the left and the oil tanker hit a rock. It burst and let out tons of oil.
The oil damaged the otters and the environment. It went a long way. It took four years to get most of the oil cleaned up but there is still lots of it left in Valdez even today.
In the museum there was a famous bar that they had to move after the earthquake in 1964. The Good Friday Earthquake was the strongest and longest in North America history.
We liked seeing the pictures of how they use to get through Thompson Pass.
Tomorrow we are going to meet Mom's friend Barb who was the elementary librarian in Valdez just like her. We might even get to ride in an airplane to see everything.
I can't wait.