This is my little weirdo Pete. He likes to lay on his back with a smile on his face. This is the first time he was laying on his back against the couch though and I thought it was funny.
He is a strange one, but then so am I!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Today is considered according to the calender, the first day of Autumn. I say "considered by the calender" because we are expecting a warm up this weekend with the predicted temperature 97 for Saturday, Sunday and Monday..nice. We will probably endure another 30 days of pretty warm weather.
So I will think happy thoughts for cooler weather as we enter my favorite time of year. Here are a few things I enjoy about fall.
Cooler Weather...eventually :) Rain and stormy weather means a fire in the fireplace which I love.
The return of Starbucks Pumpkin Spice lattes and all the fall and Christmas flavors.
Decorating my house for fall. I don't decorate for halloween but love to put up my fall decorations. I love the colors of fall I guess that is why.
Going back to Standard time instead of Daylight savings. I am not a fan of daylight savings, it goes on too long.
College football on Saturday. I am a college football junkie. I will watch every game televised if I get the chance.
Those are a few things about fall and autumn I am looking forward to, what about you?
Thursday, September 2, 2010
it has been a little over three months since our trip to Alaska. I still can not get over how incredibly blessed we were to take this trip. I look at my photos and remember what we did and I smile.
These photos are from the really fun and most memorable event on our trip. We took an airplane ride to the Ruth Glacier and the base of Denali. The plane pictured above, is a 1964 deHavilland Beaver. Which is a fairly rare float type plane used for glacier landing and getting hunters and fishermen to out of the way places. It was a 90 minute plane ride from Talkeetna to the glacier. The ride was a bit like a rollercoaster and the flight deck was 8 thousand and we climbed to 13,000 feet to escape the turbulence.
The views were spectacular from the plane! These two are just a couple from the air, but I will post more. It was the most incredible thing I have done or seen. The views made my heart ache from the sheer beauty of what I was seeing. The one photo is of Denali, the other was a another peak whose name I can not remember. The plane photo is on the glacier itself and the shadow is our plane descending to land on the glacier.
Truly, an experience of a life time.