Anchorage was beautiful. We had wonderful 79 degree weather and no rain. We were told it was the best week all summer. It is a beautiful town and we had such a good time. We went on a glacier trip and got to see a glacier caving. It was awesome and they are so beautiful and blue. I will post a picture tonight. Now I am at work. We went to the wild life preserve and saw all the Alaska big animals up close and personal. We even saw a moose and her baby along the side of the road at the airport. We stopped and took pictures. She didn't seem to mind and they are huge. I was fascinated by all the planes they have there. It is like eveyone has a plane instead of a boat or car. We also went to see Momma Mia and it was great. I laughed so hard and cried. I will see it again and then buy it and watch it more. At the end we all clapped. I would have loved to see the play. We stayed in a great Bed and Breakfast place called the " Artic Fox" and it was very nice and spacious. We had a 2 bedroom 2 bath room with a full kitchen and living room. They served a great breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 everyday and you went when you felt like it. The place was very busy and very clean. We even had a huge patio to lounge on in the sun. We also had a BBQ. We went gold panning too. It was all such fun and 4 days was not enough we only got to see the out skirts of anchorage for about 40 miles to Seward. I got some great pictures.
The little birds had flown the coop when I got back. At least the nest was empty. Maybe next year they will come back and nest.
My vacation started today and I leave for Alaska in the morning. I posted another picture of the birds. They are gettin so big. I will be gone for 6 days so I won't get another picture till next week unless my daughter takes some.
I found out that it is going to be national sisters day on Sunday and I will be with my sisters. I am so excited about this trip. One of the excursions we are going to take is to pan for gold. I think that sounds great and maybe go into a glacier or ice cave. I am sure I will tell you all about it and post a few pictures. I shall take hundreds though. We tend to have a very good time together. Everyone have a great evening and the rain finally came and I love it.
Jul 26, 2008 | 8:26 PM PST
I don't know about anyone else's area but where we live in Deming it has been an unusual summer. Not much heat. I have not once felt like I needed to jump in the river and cool off. Today it felt like summer was over already. I washed three cars today and it was chilly. I want it to rain so I don't have to water. Lazy I know but watering takes a while. Most of the time I enjoy that quiet time but tonight I don't feel like doing it. My grandchildren have a friend over for the night and the house is a little noisier than usual. I have a new computer program called Photo Impact Pro version 11. I can't wait to start learning how to use it but it looks like it is going to take time and concentration. My photos at the moment are everywhere and not very organized. I would like to be able to find the picture I am thinking of. My recent downloads from my camera have been better named. I finally learned how to do that but many of the beginning ones just went where they wanted to and we play a little game of look and see. Not always fun. Well I am babelling on and I need to get going. Have a great night everyone. I shall check the birds tomorrow.
I was out cleaning in the yard and came across this amazing nest. The mother bird built it in one of the lawn chairs hanging on the fence. It is a beautiful nest and when we went near to it she sqwaked at us. We did not touch anything just took pictures. They are so cute. Check my bird album dated 7-24-2008. Mother nature is so incredible.
I am going to Alaska in four days and I am so excited. I have never been there and I am going with my four sisters and my cousin. It should be a blast. I will be gone for 5 days. Then I took another 3 days off to get my garden back in order. I am having trouble sleeping I am so excited.
Jul 17, 2008 | 3:29 PM PST
Weed seem to grow faster than I can get to them. I love being out there and doing it but it is discouraging when each time I get around the garden it is time to start again. I don't want to use chemicals because I have pets and grandchildren who enjoy my garden. Does anyone have an idea. I love this time of year and being outside and working with the soil. I find it harder and harder to find time. I thought when I got older it would slow down and I could enjoy things more. My husband just recently died and he needed full time care for his last 6 years so my time was never my own. I thought when he died that I would have time for myself. It just doesn't seem like that is happening. My children are wonderfula nd close and so are my grandchildren and I work full time and I love doing crafts. Some days I just wish there were more hours or I didn't have to sleep. I seem to need more of that too. I hope all you gardeners are having a great day. Talk again soon