Yesterday was a sad day for Americans, especially Alaskans. Senator Ted Stevens was killed in a small aircraft accident. I felt the need to be somewhat patriotic today. I appreciate all that Senator Stevens did for our state and country. Thank You.
There have been a freakish amount of airplane crashes in our state these last few weeks, beginning with the C-17 that went down on the air force base. Three of these accidents probably made the national news and I personally know three others that are friends or acquaintances. It has been a sad few weeks for the aviation community up here. It hits me a little closer having most of my family own and operate their own small airplanes on a weekly basis. The weather up here this summer has played an integral part in all of this as it has been borderline "fall" weather all summer. We have almost literally had rain EVERY day.
Safe flying everyone and as my husband says..."Rubber side down!"
Shorts: Seven for all Mankind...ebay, cutoff by me
Out to Dollar Day, visit a Heidi at work, pick up carpet shampooer, over to the parents house to welcome my Gran and Papa to Alaska!!!! YAY!!!
On a lighter note my husband took me and Heidi down to Katmai this past weekend in anticipation of my...GULP.... 30th birthday. It was probably one of the most amazing excursions I have had this year. It was a spectacular 3 hour flight (yes we flew) down there and on the way we must have seen 200+ bears scattered about. We arrived on a beach and decide to camp next to this salmon stream that emptied into the ocean right there. We hiked up stream and photographed many bears right close and the later sat by the fire while they would come mosey down the beach or bluffs behind us. We were even able to lie in our tent and see them fish in the river. Amazing weekend! Thanks Babe!
|The Spot...Home Sweet Home and our ride!|
|Our view from the campfire...Mt. Saint Augustine|
|Spot Mr. Bear in the background.|
|On the way home , landed on the beach to stretch our legs a bit a take a few more bear pics.|
Me - Jeremy -Heidi