We have not been around lately but our friends, David and Cindy, asked us to go on a road trip with them to Texas. We left Alaska on a rainy Friday.Continue reading “Flat Ole Hippies Go to Texas”
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.
As the day went on our sun started to get covered by clouds. As the people arrived we were deciding where to have the beer tasting, inside or outside. We finally decided on eating inside and drinking by the fire pit.
I took my brisket off the pit. It had been smoking for 7 to 8 hours. It looked beautiful.
Imagine waking up to the sound of running water and the birds talking. I love waking up this way. Sitting around a morning fire drinking coffee. This is the life for me.
We have been walking the 4 wheeler trails around our camp. I even crossed creeks with one coming almost to my knees. It was cold and helped my heel feel better. I have taken a few shots but will upload the ones from the camera when we get home.
It is so peaceful here. I really enjoy camping. We have gotten older and sleep in a camper. These old hips don’t do ground sleeping any more. Besides you should see me getting up off the ground when you can’t use your knees. Get that butt up in the a and get off the ground.
As far as the diet goes we are sticking to it pretty good. We might be going over on the beer. But what is camping if not beer around the campfire at night. I am cooking lamb chops over the fire tonight and we are having cauliflower salad too.
Even the Flat Ole Hippies came with us.
Well the twins are bringing Mom and Dad out but they had to go to a wedding first. We are going to start the fire, so I can cook, and I am going to say bye for now. I get to check my list now.
We went on another road trip with our friends to Sterling and Soldotna with our friends.
We went to visit their son Jared in Sterling. Boy does he look like a real mountain man living in the woods with his wife. They even live in a log cabin.
We got to go to the Kenai River too. There were people fishing but we didn’t see any fish.
Then we met Brodie who is one of their granddaughters. She was visiting from Washington with her mom, Tiffany.
Brodie even shared her cotton candy with us.
It was a lot of fun visiting Soldotna and Sterling. Can’t wait to see where we go next.
This is our last road trip before we all fly home to Anchorage, Alaska. Can’t wait to see where we go today.
Looks like we are headed down a long gravel road today.
We stopped for a photo at the river as we entered Fjallabak Nature Reserve.
Then we had a nice picnic lunch in Landmannalaugar Highlands.
Next we went to the hot pool which once again we did not get in because we didn’t bring our swimming suits. I think we might have got all squishy anyway.
It was a nice way to end our road trips in Iceland.
We took off with our friends today and they said we were really going to have a great time. I guess they knew where they were going this time.
We did have a great day! We saw some great rivers and waterfalls, played in the snow, went down a long gravel road, checked out some tomatoes and stopped at a brewery for a couple.
Can’t wait to see what adventure they come up with tomorrow.
We set off with our friends this morning heading for the Golden Circle again. It was rainy and very foggy.
David and Cindy actually knew where they were going because we ended up at the Geyser.
After we checked that out we went into the shop and we got to drive a tractor around the store. That was pretty cool.
Next stop was Gullfoss Waterfall. It was huge and fast. It was the most amazing waterfall we had ever seen.
Our next stop was very disappointing to us. It was Fontana Geothermal Baths and we were not allowed in. They said we would fall apart if we went in the warm water. They even said our colors would run. We did get to look at it though.
To make up for it though we got some nice beer at the brewery.
After that we were all pretty beat because we started off early this morning. We can’t wait to see where they take us tomorrow.
Well we started off this morning with our friends. We were not sure they knew where they were going but they said, “Sure we do. We are going to the Golden Circle.” We never saw a golden circle but we did have a good time. We headed out on our road trip. We saw beautiful waterfalls, great scenery, wonderful clouds and drove through a tunnel under a fjord.
When we got back to the apartment we found out that we never did get to the Golden Circle, but fun was had by all anyway.
We then decided to go to downtown Reykjavik and have a beer.
The bartenders were so pleasant that we left them a tip. Then we all walked home discussing what we would do tomorrow.