Friday, April 13, 2012
The past few months we had noticed that Verizon was laying cable south of the State Park and North of Route 13. This week they are running it between the park and Rt. 13. We now have Frontier for phone and internet and I don't know if we'll switch but it's nice to see some competition in the area and at least have the option to change.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
While Jim and I were in Ohio Jim took the trip to Alaska that he won through a photography web site. He was in the Wrangall-St Elias National Park and Forest Preserve where he and four others ( 3 more winners and their guide) spent the week in a cabin with no running water or electricity. They melted snow on the stove for cooking and washing and cooked all their meals there too. The stove was a Yukon stove which is a 55 gallon drum laid on its side and it has a door in one end where you load in the wood. He had a wonderful time seeing the wildlife ( a moose, a Lynx, and more) and hiking to nearby and not so near by areas for photos. They drove to Valdez one day as well as some other areas. On his last day there, once back in Anchorage, he rented a car and did some sightseeing around the area before taking the red-eye home.
A week or so ago Jim and I went to Ohio while Jim was in Alaska on his photography trip. We really enjoyed spending time with Cathy and the boys and helping out where needed. We did some shopping and sightseeing during the day while Cathy was at work and the boys where in school. After school there was some homework as well as some walks around the neighborhood where there were houses decorated for Easter and even some free-roaming chickens. We decorated Easter eggs, played some board games, made cookies and had lots of fun. Jim returned home on Sunday with lots of pictures and stories. We celebrated his birthday too , a day early , and Cathy's mom was able to join us. On Monday we headed back home after an enjoyable week with the boys.