Friday, June 19, 2009

Home again for a night

We had a wonderful time! I think the folks are a bit tired out ... but we saw and we did!

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.
No fish.
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 if you want to check them out.


Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

I like the picture of the folks between the tree. Sounds like the are getting their times worth up there from the sounds of it. I hope that on monday Grandma and grandpa sleep for 24 hours. Wish we could be up there too.

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! Love the picture!!!!

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Looks like a Christmas card photo :). Sounds like lots of fun!