Friday, May 29, 2009


I know you have been wondering what's been going on. No posts? No pictures? I've never been off of the Internet for more than a day or two at the most in the last year. (Can someone say "addiction"?) No, my hands and feet are not in casts. It's SO much worse than than. NO INTERNET AT TLF!!! We are just another victim of false advertising. They said we have it there, but this is not the case. Anyway, the family and I have been enjoying TLF for the most part (except for the Internet issues). We are also trying to make the most of our last few days here in glorious Alaska. We've been lucky enough to have had fantastic weather until the last couple of days. Now we are enjoying spring showers.

We took the opportunity last weekend to take a few scenic drives. We spent Saturday in Seward, and Sunday in Talkeetna. This is a snowplow train engine on the side of the Seward Highway just south of Anchorage. It's huge! Very cool to look at, too. We've seen it countless times, but this was the first time we actually stopped to check it out up close.

Seward is a lovely little town at the end of the Seward Highway, about 2 1/2 hours south of Anchorage. This is the most beautiful drive in the world, and we just had to head down there one more time. We always have a great time at the Sea Life Center down there, too. We enjoyed a few hours there and then headed down to a little cafe by the pier for a nice lunch with a view of the fishing boats. Sunday's trip to Talkeetna was great, too, but not quite as scenic. The best view on the whole trip is this one of Denali. When you come over a rise right before Talkeetna, you get a super view of the mountains. We also happened to arrive at the same these helicopters were heading through, so it was a double treat.
Talkeetna itself is a nice little town. It's what that old series "Northern Exposure" was based on. They do have some great little restaurants and a really nice view of Denali (Mt. McKinley) from the river beside the town. It's also the starting spot for some awesome flight seeing trips and most mountain climbers who are headed to Denali.
We haven't been roughing it nearly so much lately. We have actual beds in TLF. So much nicer than the air mattresses that we were sleeping on. We also have super friends to help us out. Kim brought us delicious goodies a couple of days ago--chocolate covered peanut butter balls and apple dumplings. I guess we've been missing home cooking more than I thought, because the kids and I landed on the goodies like a swarm of locusts and devoured most of them the first evening. Russ wasn't there when Kim delivered them, so he was lucky to get any at all.

Anyway, just wanted to let you know that we are still alive and kicking and still on American soil for the moment. Just a few more days and we are on the way to our new adventure. I hope to be able to share more pics with you soon. Have a super day!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

glad you're back online.