Friday, August 22, 2014
Looking at the airport. It was a garden tour took a golf cart up this hill behind the airport area.
Picture taken by the tour guide.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
On one of my drives to the big city, I stopped to take pictures of the inlet, the ice was moving so fast, it is such a pretty place and usually we just zoom on by, so a stop now and then is worth the time.
Monday, December 30, 2013
This year for Christmas I decided to make gifts for every one, spent a few months sewing away. The guys got camo boxes, that go in the car, tote bags and knitted scarfs and quilts for the rest of the group. So I made every one pose for a picture, my camera didn't take that great of pictures.
Time with family is the best, it is hard to get every one together at one time, but enjoyed it when all my kids were together.
Friday, August 9, 2013
I always enjoy seeing the otters this one looked really big.
After the sailing trip, I drove to Anchorage, it was time for the yearly girls go out and see Alaska trip. Nome Alaska was picked this year. Plane tickets were purchased, hotel and rental car lined up. Got up at 4am to catch the flight, got there so early had time for breakfast, sight seeing, grocery store for snacks, dinner out, granddaughter #1 said when it was time for bed, they had really long days there. I laughed, told her it was because we got up so early the day was long. The weather was nice while we were there, one of the travel tips I got was the best part about visiting Nome was getting out of Nome, and we saw why, the country side there is very pretty, there are vast valleys, and lots of hills, Nome has 300 miles of road so there are lots of things to see, we didn't see allot of wildlife, but I know that the wild animals do not stand by the road waiting for the tourist. There are lots of berries, birds, and the ocean view is spectacular.
The last night there we drove out of town looking for the musk oxen and found them not to far from town, they are awesome to see. We spent quite a while sharing the spy glasses and looking at them. I so enjoy my time with family on these special trips. I tell every nice person that we have a chit chat with in these towns visiting, how we feel that since we live in the most beautiful state, that people travel from around the world to visit we should get out and see it, so a different town is picked to spend a few day at. A few year ago I asked the grand kid what town she wanted to visit next and she told me Chuck E Cheese, so she hasn't got to pick, but this year she said Juneau would be next years trip, being the Capital. Well I have been to Juneau, so we will have to also go somewhere out side of Juneau that I haven't been to yet, maybe Glacier Bay would be a good side trip. I'll have to start researching next years trip.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
I do like where I live, most of the time. Usually it is best to stay home and avoid the crowds. This time of year is especially busy. A friend brought his boat down here and left it, we have gone out fishing a few times with him on the busy river. Combat fishing at it finest, we did catch fish and the weather was great. Since it has been so warm out I like to take the dogs to the lake so they can swim and cool off. Today thought I thought we would go to the ocean since we hadn't been for a long time. Big mistake, the tide was out, there were hordes of people, I stopped to let the dogs out they only got muddy and some lady was hollering at her dog, so we just decided to leave. Since they got the jeep all muddy I figured I had better stop at a lake and let them swim to get clean, well there is a sign on the side of the road that says lake public access, so we drive there, it is a 4-wheeler trail and when you get there the access is blocked. So I try a different lake, it was funny when the dogs jumped in there was a trail of mud coming off them. (My jeep is a mess). But all that made me cranky and the heat didn't help, it said 92 on the porch. I did try to get some yard work done, but with all the bugs one has to dress covered, not good in all that heat, so I gave up and went downstairs where it is 60 and quilted. The dogs though still needed to get another swim so up to the closest lake we went, it has been very busy this summer with the heat, families fishing, picnics, swimming, but there is usually room for me to throw the ball in the water for the dogs. Tonight there was a dad with his 2 kids there fishing, and those kids were bringing in the trout, I've never seen anyone catch fish there before. Then here they come, several loud truck with young men and snow machines in the back of 2 trucks and a little boat in another truck. They weren't loud and crazy, they just wanted to have some fun, I asked them if they were going to ride the snow machines on the water, they said yes, but they didn't want to bother the dad and sons fishing, so they asked the dad if they could ride and he didn't mind. So off they unload the snow machines and head for the lake. The first guy only got part way across the lake and he sunk, said the ski got caught in the water. They spent about 1/2 hour trying to get the machine back out of the water, but the rope came off and they couldn't find the machine again. They were still looking for the machine when I left, the rider was sure he would find it and get it out. So then the second guy got on his machine and rode across the lake and back again. We all were cheering for him. I got his picture it was awesome to watch. Moral of this story is the people in my day that could have been the worse were actually the best.