Sunday, July 31, 2016

THE SHAKE DOWN TRIP

The weather wasn't the best, but oh well. My beagle crew was ready to go. Where's Joy? On the passenger side ready to navigate of course. I'm not sure if Macy is going to steer and Cooper operate the pedals or vice versa.
 So we went onto the Denali Highway for a short spell on the Cantwell side. Built in 1957, it was the first road to Denali Nation Park
 There's no telling what you'll find along the highway.
 So here we are setting up camp on Saturday. This is our first trip in our new motorhome, so we had to figure out what we had, how it worked, if we had enough supplies, what better ideas we can come up with, etc.
 Our view from camp
 and more of the view. As you can see, we had plenty of rain.
 Macy was pointing out a trail she wanted to go on.
And here they are while I write a full story that you find on page two. Here's the link. http://aroundanchorage.blogspot.com/p/t.html
The story is a little long and I share some personal stuff, so if you're interested, enjoy. If not, enjoy the photo's abpve.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sawfest

I was in Soldotna Saturday for the Soldotna Progress Day's and it was a gorgeous day for it. They had Sawfest Chainsaw Carving Competition going on, but in between, the carvers were working on their projects.
 I wish I had this talent. These guys bring their work to life.
 That would look good in the woods in my backyard.
 Fish on!
 Look at the detail.
 A beautiful bench with eagles on both ends.
He was creating an archway for a wedding at the end of the month. His shop is not far from my home. I'll have to visit but maybe leave my wallet at home.