Four years and getting luckier
Four years ago today my son Ryan gave me a ride home from the hospital. I had an operation to save my life which also changed my life. It was time to recover and then live my life to the fullest. This past April, I quit my job and took the summer off, well at least from a paying job.
In the past year I've been to Wrangell St. Elias National Park. It's the largest National Park and one of the least visited. It is huge and has limited access. And like most of my home state, it's gorgeous. I went with Hal the bald eagle and Ghost the snowy owl of Bird TLC and we did some presentations for the National Park Service. We all had a blast!
A look at Mt Drum from Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge.
Ghost and I went to Utqiaġvik, formerly known as Barrow, Alaska. This would be an area Ghost would call home if he was still able to live in the wild. What a neat place and awesome people.
And at Point Barrow, we were at the most northern part of the United States.
Of course we made it to Fairbanks where I made some new friends, got to see some old friends and a moose.
On our first camping trip of 2017 back in April. The pups and I might of headed across the Denali Hwy a little too soon. We woke up to a little snow.
Ghost and I made it to the Yakutat Tern Festival. We saw the Mt St Elias Dancers, Tlingit dancers and they were awesome.
We camped in Sterling a couple times. Kenai Magic Lodge invited us down where we did a few presentations. Hey, if you want a good base camp for fishing in the Kenai area, check them out.
Did lots of work around the house, inside and out. Still have projects going on.
We took our last camping trip in Hope, Alaska. A gorgeous place about 2 hours south of Anchorage. We got some serious hiking and photography in.
Friends of Pets. That's were Joy, last in line, came from a little over a year ago. So, in line there's Macy, Hank, Cooper and Joy.
We've been to others places also. Too many to mention right now, but all were fun.So, it's not been boring for sure. I've been living life to the fullest with the help of my family, the beagles and the birds.