Well I have been doing all kind of things around the house to keep busy. We have been having some nice weather, so David and I took advantage of it. David takes very good care of the lawn. We have found one big difference is that it needs to be mowed once a week. In Alaska it was every two weeks to a month depending on the rain. I have been working in the flower bed and trying to put a garden in. It is a lot of fun planting all the different flowers and there are so many more things I can grow in the garden here.Continue reading “Keeping Busy”
Once upon a time there was a little girl, Maria, who was the Princess of York. She lived a quiet life on a quiet street with her Mother the Queen. Then one day as she looked out the window she saw a big, white animal walking down the sidewalk in front of her castle.
Maria tells the Queen, Christina, that there is a polar bear walking down the sidewalk. Her mother informs her that there are no polar bears in York. We live to far south for them to be here.Continue reading “Princess of York”
I am finally back online and taking time to catch up with my blogging. Our last day in Seattle, WA we went to see Nancy and work and had a picnic at Carkeek Park.
We decided to go see Nancy before we went to the park. She works at Swanson’s Nursery.
We brought the boys, Frankie and Charlie, with us. Nancy got to show them off.Continue reading “Carkeek Park”
David has lived in Alaska all his life and in Anchorage since 1961, so there were a lot of good byes that had to be said.
It started Tuesday, we had dinner with David’s brothers and their wives. It was a lot of fun. I love to listen to the brothers talking about growing up. Lot of hugs and promises to come see us we said bye.
On Saturday was his last concert with Anchorage Concert Chorus.
David has sung bass for the chorus 27 years. The last concert was the best one I have heard I believe. After some of us went out for a drink and food. We did not get home until 1. It was so nice to get to say good-bye to them.Continue reading “A Week of Good-Byes”
In 1980 we moved to Sterling, Alaska with 3 children ages 5, 2 and 3 months. We had two more children after we moved there. Sterling is always going to be my home because I spent more time there than anywhere else in the world. Our children were raised there when it was really very small and rural. Life was good there.Continue reading “Saying Good-Bye to Sterling”
What is the definition of spit?
- A slender pointed rod for holding meat over a fire.
- To eject from the mouth
- To rain or snow slightly
- A small point of land usually of sand or gravel running into the water
Now can you figure out which one I mean by this title?
Read on to see if you are right.
David had to go to the Kenai Peninsula to work and I went with him, so I could visit my friend Stella. Stella and I decided to take a day trip to Homer.
We got up that morning and headed out for our 80 mile trip to Homer with a few stops for photo ops on the way down.
We stopped on top of the hill leading into Homer to take some nice scenic photos.
I also got some nice flower photos there.
We then drove on into Homer and out on the Spit. The forces of nature that built the Homer Spit might have washed it away years ago, if humans had not intervened. Winter storms roaring out of the northwest try to separate the 4.5-mile strip of sand and gravel from the mainland almost every year, but rock walls and perseverance keep it intact.
Once again I got some nice photos from the Spit.
While on the Spit you can’t leave without taking a few shots of the marina. Guess who happened to be in the marina, Time Bandit. If you are fans of the Deadliest Catch you will know what I am talking about. I myself have never watched the show. I guess because I live here.
After leaving the Spit we stopped at Grace Ridge Brewing. It is not as well known as Homer Brewery but I think they have great beers. Check it out if you are in Homer sometime.
We decided to head home but not before we had some lunch. We had seen a place on our way in we wanted to try, The Lighthouse Grill.
The food was excellent and very reasonable priced. I would highly recommend this place and plan to take David there soon.
Now that our bellies are full we can make our trip home with a few photo ops on the way.
We decided to drive down a road we had not been down before that went to the beach. Look what we found there.
Bald Eagles eating on a dead halibut.
Just a couple more photos of the view.
Stella and I had a wonderful day in Homer. It is such a cool, little town. I highly recommend visiting when you come to Alaska.
The question now is have you figured out which definition was the one I was referring to?
I hope you enjoyed our day trip.
Thanks for stopping by!
In June of every year we have a Renaissance Fair here in Anchorage. We enjoy going and spending time with the family there. It is a cheap day out with the tickets $8 for adults and $5 for children which can be bought at the gate or online. It is also educational for adults and children.
David and I did hang out with the pirates a lot due to the fact that they were in the beer garden, besides being fun. There is a lot of singing and storytelling which leads to tons of laughter.
You will receive tokens that you use to vote on which of the Barons you prefer Red, Blue or Green. There are many different shows that you can watch from sword fighting to ….
How about learning about knights? This is very interesting.
Then there is always the throwing of tomatoes at the actors which is always fun. Well maybe not for the actors. To think they wait all year for these 2 weeks to get tomatoes thrown at them. It is a good laugh.
All these people work very hard to make these two weekends fun for everyone while learning something.
We also ran into a friend of ours playing her harp for tuppence.
Even our twin granddaughters had fun!
Now on the other hand our niece and great nephew seemed to have gotten into a little trouble.
After some bargaining we managed to get them released.
At the end of the day it is time to watch the parade of the 3 Barons.
If you would like to learn more about the fair check it out here:
After a fun day at the fair we all headed home.
I hope you enjoyed our fair.
Thanks for stopping by!
We had decided to start packing the car at around 8. We were planning on visiting Hell’s Gate which was not very far down the road. We thought it would open by 9.
As I was loading some stuff in the car a woman in the apartment next to our room asked me ………..Continue reading “Meeting New Friends & Seeing New Places”
We were going to go visit our friend, Dawn, but we couldn’t see her until after she got off from work.
Nancy had a dental appointment which went a lot faster than she thought if was going too. She picked up our Mariner tickets for the next night and headed home from downtown Seattle. She was back in time to go to lunch with the rest of us.Continue reading “Lunch with Friends”
As we got ready to leave Victoria we had to make a couple of stops. One at Mom and Dad’s just to say goodbye and to borrow their key to the old house.Continue reading “More Goodbyes”