One fun thing we did with Grandpa and Grandma was go to Gold Dredge No. 8 for a gold mine tour. It was a little rainy that day, but we still had a great time.
First we took a little train ride and learned about how miners removed gold from the ground.
Then we went to the gold dredge. It was huge! This is the big machine they used to extract all the gold that wasn't very easy to get to. It was amazing to learn about all they did to make this work!
After that they handed out sacks of pay dirt and we all panned for gold! Someone's got gold fever!
Everyone got some gold and it was such a fun outing. I love that tour! The gold dredge is right by the Alaska Pipeline too, so we were able to see that as well.