Friday, July 31, 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015
It was not planned that we went to earthquake park on the very day of a minor earthquake, but very cool.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Saturday, July 25, 2015
We woke up to another beautiful day in Alaska and ate our oatmeal outside.
We saw these brown cranes and heard their funny calls.
Then we drove a little bit until we were at a scenic side stop and ate our Haagen Dazs bars with the beauty of Alaska as our back drop.
This place is so cool. Dirt, rocks, a shallow stream, sticks, flowers... The kids were playing in heaven. We all caught fish and by afternoon I had caught my limit!! Three fish!! I even threw one back!!
I loved seeing Liam fish with Ben and seeing Ezra inspecting each gift from the sea. It was a perfect day.
I went to the front office of the campgrounds to ask about diapers and the lady there called up the two places in town that might have diapers. One answered the phone, but didn't have diapers. The other was a short walk, but didn't answer the phone. I love a nice walk so I strolled down Main Street and was charmed by the dirt road, the log homes, the green, the flowers everywhere and the good energies of homesteads.
When I got the the store it was closed early, so I started to go back when I saw a young pregnant mother with a little boy about Ezra's age. I asked her about living here and she and her friend told me about a sharing community and slow living. This sounds magical to me. When I asked where I could buy diapers she told me that the shop I was at is the only place, but the keeper left early and never does that. To my delighted surprise she just called up the keeper and let her know I needed diapers, but not before offering me what she had. Wow.
The keeper came back to the shop, I bought diapers and then told her about how I was hoping to buy some flour. She didn't have any but she called the other shop down the road to see if they had some. Turns out they did, so she gave me the safest, prettiest, quickest walking directions to the shop. As I got to walking she popped back in her car and as she drove by she offered to just drive me there! Wow!
We got the flour for our tortillas and a few more things to make a peach crisp with our peaches that we had on the counter of our trailer kitchen. I walked back to camp along a beautiful dirt path with big trees and a babbling creek. I would have just taken the road had I not met these great people and I would have missed the lovely walk!
When I got back to Main Street there was the young mother again and she asked- did you find all you needed? Wow! Yes, and even more. What a neat homestead community. Dad Bohman said, that is the way all of Alaska used to be.
It was a busy, rainy day and my turn to fish. I couldn't fish all day on account of milk duty, but I took my turn and relished every minute! Dad Bohman took me to the magic fishing island and it was packed!
Me casting out my fishing line in that quick current of Kenai River.
That night we packed up our site behind the grocery store and drove to Hope. Along the side of the road we stopped and made hamburgers. We felt like modern nomads. :)
Day one: Ben and Grandpa went out to this magical island on the Kenai River and fished for Reds. They came home with three and lots of good stories. ;) So what did the kids and I do while they combat fished?
Well... We had parked out trailer and cars in the back lot of Fred Myer grocery store with a bunch of other RV's. It works out well for all since these RV's have a place to park and the store gets lots of business.
So once we all woke up, dressed and ate the boys and I went to the store to marvel and wonder at the ease that is American grocery stores. We got some good stuffs and forgotten undies and even a toy for each boy!