A: About two feet
Q: Are there a lot of people in Alaska?
A: There are approximately 731,449 people in Alaska. About 291,826 of these people live in Anchorge. Anchorage is Alaska's largest city with 41 percent of the state's population. Can you compare Alaska's population to Wisconsin's?
Q: Did you fish in Eagle River or see any salmon?
A: No, we didn't go fishing! Salmon come to spawn in the spring, so we didn't see any salmon.
Q: Is the morning meal yummy? Is your bed soft ? What's the name of the hotel?
A: The morning meals are delicious. My bed is soft. And we are staying at a Bed and Breakfast called "A Wildflower Inn."
Q: Can you please, Please, PLEASE bring me a sled dog?!?!?!
A: Um...no. (I'm working on one for myself.)
Q: What time is the sun coming up in the morning? What time is the sun setting?
A: This morning the sun rose at 8:07 A.M. and set at 6:19 P.M. We had to walk to the Hilton Hotel at 7:00 in the morning for our field trip, and it was totally dark yet. I was talking to some other teachers from Anchorage, and they actually start school at 9:00 A.M. because it stays dark here so late. Right now they actually have close to the same amount of daylight as we do in Wisconsin.
Q: Where did you get your stuffed musk ox?
A: I bought it at the Musk Ox Farm, and yes, I saw a lot of musk ox.
Q: Is snowshoeing like skiing?
A: Snowshoeing is not like skiing because we are just walking with snowshoes on our feet and we use the poles like hiking sticks.
Q: How can your mom think 5,000 foot tall mountains are not very big?
A: Mrs. OVD, here! The reason I think these mountains are not very big is because compared to Denali, which is over 20,000 feet tall, these are pretty small! Also, when I went backpacking in the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming, we climbed to 10,000 feet. After you've hiked up that high, you know that 5,000 feet
Q: Who do you think is going to win the Iditarod?
A: Alily Zirkle
Q: What is your favorite part of Alaska?
A: The moose and Star the Reindeer who lives in a pen in downtown Anchorage.
Q: What was your favorite part of today?
A: Going to Martin Buser's kennel
Q: Have you seen any animals in the wild?
A: We saw 14 moose in the wild today!
Q: Why are you only wearing a fleece?
A: Anchorage is not very cold--it's been around 34 degrees. Yesterday was really cold and windy in the Mat-Su Valley, and so was today at the vet check. I had much warmer clothes on then.