Wednesday, August 11, 2010

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

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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!"
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Shirt: Thrifted...$1
Belt: Thrifted..$1
Shorts: Seven for all Mankind...ebay, cutoff by me
Boots: Frye...Thrifted....$24
Bag: Thrifted...$2.50

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
Mr. Bear

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



  1. Oh my gosh! Love the patriotic wear. But love your adventure pics even more!
    Sara Lanan

  2. Saw the news report on Stevens...couldn't believe it. It's like something out of a horror movie. Thinking of his family right now.

    I lived in Alaska as a toddler (Dad was in the navy), and your photos are stunning. I would love to see a bear up close like that.

  3. I love this post!!!!! The quote in the title of it is sooooo inspiring and profound. I really love it.

    And your outfit is amazing as well. And wow! Mr. Bear is so very impressive!


    Best wishes from one blogger to another,


  4. I so love the view, but I would probably be freaking out seeing all those bears. I have not been to Alaska and I really want to go visit. :) Thanks for sharing great photos.

    Adin B


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