A very low-budget video of a beautiful fall day in Alaska ...
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Once the fog bank lifted from the channel, the day unfolded with a few very exciting surprises.
First: the skies were bright blue, the air crisp and leaves drifted across the roads.
Second: the town was a little sleepier than normal. We only had a few ships at the docks today. For Juneauites, this is something to look forward to. Prices drop, air and sea traffic silences and – most importantly – downtown is now navigable. Instead of a sea of tourists lining the streets, it is now possible to move through downtown without the fear (or urge) of striking these trinket-yielding cruisers.
Third: and perhaps most importantly – the tops of the mountains were covered in a brand new layer of SNOW! Bright white, beautiful and early! David was so excited he called me while also trying to navigate the ATM. (I think it was a bit much for him to take in the drive-up, phone, conversation and curb his enthusiasm).
And while I wish I could say I had pictures to share with you – I don’t. So sorry.
However, I have a feeling the snow won’t be leaving anytime soon. I’ll see what I can drum up for my next post.
In the meantime, here are a few shots from my brother’s recent graduation (which has nothing to do with snow - obviously) from the
Monday, September 17, 2007
So David and I were driving home around 8 p.m. Saturday night from a nice time with his Dad at Fernando's (a downtown Mexican restaurant - that I LOVE). We had stopped at his buddy's house for a quick visit and were cruising down Egan drive chatting away. All of the sudden we saw break lights and I slammed on the brakes – so I wouldn’t slam into the quickly halting car in front of me.
There was a wreck three cars ahead of us. A
My first phone call was to the newspaper – of course – and I gave them the scoop. In the end, the guy was taken to the hospital. That’s all we know. And, that’s my latest drama…
Sunday, September 16, 2007
This is Mendenhall Glacier from the East Glacier trail. Most tourists venture here - the trail is pretty easy, short and uneventful. But often people enjoy the random bear sighting that becomes more frequent during the fall months.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Brady and my Dad check out Mendenhall Galcier - up close and personal ...
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
The view of Juneau from atop Mt. Roberts:
The last of the fireweed. In a few weeks these will all go to seed.
The view looking southward: