Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Oh my gosh - Alaska!

Hello all - today was a day at home again - Dan did go fishing for awhile. He said that he caught a couple but I haven't seen them yet - once again they "were too small" and were returned to the creek to grow up some. I guess someone else will catch them next year. In case you haven't noticed I sure do love to give Dan a hard time - we have a great time kidding each other and giving each other a hard time, but it is all in good fun.

Now, what in the world did I mean by the title of this blog you might ask? Well, I was searching on the internet and I found a job for next year in ALASKA! Okay - we don't have the job yet, but we are certainly working on getting it. This will be in a part of Alaska that Dan and I have not ever been to before. This job is in Tiglit National Wildlife Refuge and we will have the choice of working in the campground as hosts or in the interpretive center. This Refuge is right outside the town of Tok which is close to the border of Canada. Now, like I said, we don't have this job yet, but we certainly will enjoy it if we do get the job. We will just have to wait and see what happens.

Now, there has been quite a bit of discussion about my ability to ride a horse - so, let me put this argument to bed, so to speak. Okay, it is true that several years ago I was riding bareback and was thrown. When I hit the ground I did break my upper arm and I did require some rehab and I do have a bone spur. However, a couple of summers ago I rode again - this time with a saddle and I did quite well - thank you very much. I did learn my lesson from my little broken arm - I don't ride bareback any longer. Now, to tell you the truth I don't see me riding any time soon, but I am here to tell you that IF I want to I will.

I did not do anything today at all - except look up some stuff on the inter net and try and get my printer to work - for some reason it just didn't want to work today - maybe it will decide to work tomorrow. I'll try it again then. Oh Dana, I did order something on the Internet and had it sent to your house - we'll get it when we get down there in November.

We have the wiener roast tomorrow -so I will fix the pork and beans in the convection oven in the morning (have I told you lately how much I like the convection oven???) Really, I have cooked many meals and have yet to turn on the oven. I was not sure if I would like the convection oven since I had never used one before, but I don't think I would have another microwave without the convection oven in it.

Well, I really don't have anything else to report for today - let us know what you think of the possibility of the Alaska job. We look forward to your comments. I'm glad you like the pictures, I'm thinking about having some enlarged, but I just don't have a place to hang them. We'll see.


  1. I've always wanted to visit Alaska so I say it's an awesome opportunity and best of luck!

    Glad to hear all is well with your horseback riding skills and if you want to ride then Godspeed ;)

  2. I hope you're able to do the Alaska Experience. Mary and I spent one night in Tok after coming across the top of the world to Chicken, Alaska. The scenery, especially of the mountains, is absolutely breathtaking. The thought of you being able to spend a summer there makes me envious. I liked the picture of the rail fence and lake.


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