Friday, June 19, 2009
Camping in something other than the tent with bad knees, hips and sore ribs.
A moose just down the road as the 2nd carload hit the camp spot.
A bathroom right across the way.
The first truckload did an afternoon of combat fishing on the Russian River and has a whole new respect for slippery river bottoms and strong currents.
Middle of the night fishing when you can't see your weight coming out of the water and learn to count turns of the reel to guestimate when it's coming up.
A drive to explore the City of Kenai and it's old part.
A trip through the Wildlife Conservation Center with the opportunity to view a grizzly as close as anyone ever wants to see one!
A jaunt to Whittier with glacier views, ice berg viewing, catching a photo of a Ptarmigan, seeing the small town itself.
A drive home along the beautiful Turnagain Arm.
Home to welcome showers and chili for dinner.
Next packing tomorrows gear for another jaunt to another fishing place.
Jari and Grandpa are heading out bright and early ... at least the sky will be light!
Grandma and I are heading to Anchorage to visit the Market ... never been there. Will be fun to see what we can find!
We're having fun and packing it in. Monday I go back to work and Jari heads to Whittier to work. Will give them some time to rest and do some local exploring and history investigating.
I put more pictures on livingthealaskadream.blogspot.com if you want to check them out.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
A little help with the truck ... and they got that bugger!!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
A few weeks ago our neighbor came over and told Jenny that we have roof rats. She told me when I got home and I figured no big deal. Then last saturday we were out on the patio and Jenny spotted a rat ran along the back fence. The next day I was cleaning the pool pump and the darn rat just walked right by me. I thought they are getting to brave so I better do some thing. Home depot rat trps are $1.50 but they only had one left. Ace Hardware they were $4.00 but had a lot of them. I went home with a total of four traps. last night I set them up this morning I had one and today when I got home from work I had another. Two down and hate to know how many more to go.
Monday, June 15, 2009
She did very well for her photo shoot!!!!
She enjoys her toys now and it is so fun to "play" with her now. I'd pulled her toys out a while ago and told Shawn I was trying to play with her and she just wasn't intersted. She is very interested in EVERYTHING now.
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
This is the first tree that we cut down. There were four or five more branches when we started! We found that most of those branches were hallow and filled with these white slug-type things.
Here is the second tree. Professionals cut this one down!
Here is the Arbor Bed. It is kind of hard to see, but there are Peonies on the sides, Morning Glories next to the arbor and...
This is the Corner Bed with Moss Roses, Impatients and a Verbena. The Verbena is now in a hanging basket because the bush started hanging over it and hiding it.
Thursday, June 04, 2009
A couple weeks ago we laid sod in our back yard, it had been dirt for about a month prior. Ivan didn't like the uneveness of the yard, so he insisted on grading it flat! That is Ivan for ya! It was great to have Dave there to help with the smaller details of how to put it down.
We also have a garden of Bleeding Hearts (my favorite flower). I got a pink, white and another pink one of a slightly different variety. I hope to get a couple more, then the whole east side of the house will be lined with Bleeding Hearts! Next to the garage we have a bed with the arbor that Ivan built for the wedding. There are blue Morning Glories climbing up it, with purple Double Petunias under it and a red Peony on each end! Ivan wanted the Peonies, they remind him of his childhood! Then we have a smaller corner garden with Moss Roses, red and white Impatiens and a purple Verbena. And finally across the back we have a half finished bed with a Candycorn Vine and a Potato Vine.
After we laid the sod, we were going to wait a while to put in a patio, we waited one day! The sod looked so nice we just wanted to finish it off! So now the patio table is actally on the patio and it all looks great.
I left my jump drive of pictures at home, so I will try to bring it tomorrow and if I have time, post some pictures of the yard.
We are basically done with the yard, at least for this year, so now we are heading back inside to try and finish that. Insulation and sheetrock are next!