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Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Memorial Weekend Camping Trip




We enjoyed spending the weekend camping with some friends.

It's been chilly and rainy for weeks with the odd sunny day here and there. The weekend we were camping did end up being cloudy and chilly but fortunately it didn't rain on in except at night when we were inside.



All the pictures were taken with my cell phone so they aren't the best quality. 
There were four families there and quite a lot of children running around.
This is Ethan and his buddy Quinn.


 It was chilly but apparently not too cold for quick jumps in the river or water gun fights.


There was this huge log jam clogging up the river that the guys worked on clearing.

Hmmm. I wonder what the best way to deal with this is...


...let's blow it up!

Obviously that's the only way to go.


The audience. 

The audience moved well out of range.

The explosions were a little disappointing and didn't unclog the whole jam but made a good dent in it. 

This was a spot further down the river where Geoff cut up a huge tree that had fallen over the water. It was the first time he worked with a chainsaw while wearing waders. :) That water was icy!



There were lot of marshmallows roasted, s'mores and hot dogs eaten, four wheeling rides taken, and plenty of chats around the fire. Good times.




 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Our Day in Hope


Saturday was just what I needed. We spent the day out of the city enjoying our beautiful state.
I've been longing to get out in the mountains and soak up some Alaska.
It's finally starting to warm up and everything is green again.

I love the drive along the Seward Highway with it's amazing views of Turnagain Arm and the mountains.


Some of Geoff's friends were going dip netting for hooligans so we stopped and watched them for a bit.


Then we continued down the Seward Highway and headed to Hope. Hope was a small gold mining town back in the day.

Along the way we saw a mama moose and her babies, two porcupines, and a whole bunch of eagles. 








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Another friend was camping for the weekend with his family there in Hope so we spent the rest of the afternoon with them before driving back to Anchorage that evening. The long days of light are back and we're getting over 18 hours of sunlight these days.

The kids had a blast climbing all over the rocks.












Skipping rocks




Roasting marshmallows


It was such a refreshing day.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017