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”
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”
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.
Well before I can tell you about our weekend in Soldotna I have to show you a couple new photos I got of our twins.
We left Friday morning to head to Sterling where we were leaving Dusty for the weekend. We were down there for little Charlie’s 11th birthday.
David and I went to Soldotna to stay with our friend, Stella. We all went out to a new Thai Restaurant in the Soldotna Mall. Then we went to the store to get some snacks. Oh but we need popcorn, so off to the Orca Movie Theater for popcorn. This is what Stella and I do when we get together. Then we went home to watch a movie, Wild Horses, which was a good choice.
Before we went to the birthday party at Soldotna park we went to Jared’s, my son, to see what he had been doing to the property. We also met his in-laws who had come up to visit for a couple of weeks. It was their first trip to Alaska.
We then went over to Neese and Randy’s house to visit. They just live around the corner from Jared. I had to take Neese her magnets that I had been getting for her while we were on our travels. I bet she would give the Genius Book of Records a run for their money on who has the most magnets. She loved the new ones I got her though.
Then it was off to Charlie’s birthday party at Soldotna Park. There was a carnival at one end of the park, so we found the grand kids down there. I got some good photos of all the grandkids on rides. Poor Charlie rode the zipper with his Dad and got sick. He could not even stand to go near the carnival. Tayvin made it through the zipper but when he got on the swings with his sister it was just too much for him. He got off the swing and that did him in.
Then we all went for a walk along the boardwalk on the Kenai River.
After we all said good-bye David and I headed back to Stella’s. Stella cooked us a nice supper with BBQ steaks, potatoes, stuffed jalapeno, mushrooms and a salad. It was a great meal.
The next morning we got up and went out for breakfast at King Salmon. I have been going to King Salmon since I moved to Alaska in 1980. I usually always get the biscuits and gravy, but they do have a lot of other good food. I just think of it as a typical Alaska restuarant. It is casual with real, tasty food. They do have a breakfast buffett but I have never tried that. I know a lot of people do. Even the tourist always find it and eat there.
Then we went to visit David’s niece, Diana Honkola. We had a great visit with her and the kids. They are both growing so fast. Grabbed Dusty on our way out of Sterling and headed home.
We did have to stop at the Turnagain Armpit for some good BBQ before we got home.
Calls itself the Southern BBQ on the Alaskan Frontier. Bringing authentic southern BBQ to Alaska is our passion, is our mission. We thrive on being true to traditional southern low n slow smoked meats and classic BBQ sides. We skimp on no part of that age old tradition, we replicate the BBQ masters every step of the way. We honour the ‘Q’ and all that it stands for. We don’t follow trends and we don’t sway from classic BBQ – well sometimes, but only rarely and then not very far. If they don’t do it down south, you likely won’t see it at our PiT.
Saved me having to cook for my boys.
What a wonderful weekend spent with dear friends and a great family!