I know it has been a long time since I have gotten time to blog, but life has been very busy. I have spent time taking care of grandkids, cleaning apartments so Dan, my son in law, c.an get them rented, and getting the front yard ready for summer and tons of other things but I am back now.
We finally got the call we had been waiting for. My 90 year old parents have moved out of the family home and into a retirement home, so it is time for us to go to Texas to help Dina, my sister, and Kenneth, my brother, get the house emptied and ready to sell. We decided to drive down.
Continue reading “Road Tripping”
Last Saturday I went to an Iditarod Party that a friend of ours holds every year. He is one of the Trail Guards. They clean out an area for him by the trail. It is a great place to go and watch the dog sleds go by. I took tons of photos and it has taken me a week to get them processed.
The Iditarod is around a 1000 miles from Anchorage to Nome which happens every March in Alaska. You can find out more here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iditarod_Trail_Sled_Dog_Race#History
Keep reading to see my photos and learn more about the race.
Continue reading “2019 Iditarod Race”
I was looking out my window before dawn and noticed a cow moose and her calf in my front yard, so I went downstairs and out in the cold to take a few photos. Continue reading “Shake, Rattle and Roll”
Saturday night I went to my first women’s roller derby. It was a lot of fun but not as rough as I remember watching on TV when I was a kid. We had free tickets because Midnight Sun Brewing brewed a beer for them and David helps with the tour there every Thursday night. Anyway I hope you enjoy the photos.
Have you ever been to a roller derby? Let me know by leaving and answer in the comments.
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I have been waiting for this storm that was supposed to hit last night. Three inches of snow they said and I am still waiting 24 hours later. We still don’t have any snow and it is warming up. I can say though the sunset was beautiful.
These are all taken off my back deck.
It is 37 degrees, 5:30 at night and dark that is Alaska for you. It is so much warmer than I can remember in a long time.
What is it like where you live?
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We were going to Seward last weekend but it was flooded. We made it this weekend and I finally got all my photos uploaded.
Friday when we got there it was stormy.
We camped on Resurrection Bay. Continue reading “Camping in Seward, Alaska”
Saturday, October 20th, was our second anniversary. David tells me last week, “I have a 3 day weekend. Do you want to go camping for our anniversary? ” I reply, “Hell Yes!” Please excuse my language but I was that excited.
We usually have snow by now and the camping is over for the year. The weather has been so nice we decided to head out. David wanted to talk to a blacksmith in Palmer about a fire tool he wanted him to make. We found his place but he was gone for the day. We decided to drive around to look for some place to have a nice dinner on Saturday night. Continue reading “A Day That Won’t Be Forgotten”
My oldest son has been going through a hard time lately. I called him and had been drinking. Of course, that may him tell me how he was feeling like no one cared about him. Well that scared me so I caught a ride with a friend down to his house in Sterling on the Kenai Peninsula. Continue reading “They are Always Your Baby”
Hoping it isn’t the last camping trip for the year. The weather has been so nice we are still camping. We are not taking the camper off of the truck yet. I will be gone for a couple of weeks but we are hoping that me may be able to get a couple more trips in before the snow when I get back. We are having an Indian Summer and really enjoying it.
We loaded up as soon as David and Dusty got home from work and off we went. Heather, Dan and the babies were meeting us at Knik River.
When we arrived at Knik River we found a place to camp. I was sitting watching David get the campfire ready to start and noticed all the beautiful colors in the mountains.
We enjoyed watching the planes fly over and could see the bridge that the kids had to cross to get to us.
The kids arrived just as the sun was going down. Continue reading “Knik River”
Our friends, the Crewdsons, asked us to go to the Alaska State Fair on Saturday. We had never been before.
We saw all kinds of things, like little trees, plants that looked like mammoth, tractor pulls, and the record-breaking pumpkin weighing at 1471lbs.
Continue reading “The Flat Ole Hippies Are Off Again”