Thursday, September 04, 2008

The best excuse YET! (REALLY! ~ I mean it ~ )

Anybody wanna p-nut? :-D

All right fellow bloggers-o-mine, THIS TIME, I really DO have the grandaddy of all excuses as to why I haven't written in a while......

wait for it....

it's a doozy.....

We were in ALASKA!

Yeah!!! (Come on, come on, KNOW the reason, FEEEEELLL the reason, BEEEEEEEE the reason...)

AND I even have pictures to prove it. You know this isn't near as bad as inviting everyone over to see my reel-to-reels, though it possibly DOES rank right up there with whooshing out the beautiful baby brag book.

Too bad, hahahaha ~ you are all a CAPTIVE AUDIENCE. ( yes, I had to yell that...) BWHAHahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaa

oops.

I forgot the all-important point of truth dictating the ease of which you can immediately click off...... hmm.. dang.... that definitely changes things.
I guess I better post some pics, and call it good.

:-D

Here we all are on Cook Inlet Beach. Yes, it's the middle of August, but it's a tad brisk, especially near the water. Strange thing is, though, if you took off your shoes & socks, and touched your feet in the water, it was quite warm......for about one inch... then WHOAAA ~ c c coh oh oh ohhlllllldd d d d.



The beaches are rocky, but there is actually sand, it's just ~large-grit~. :-D
As you can see, Alaskan beaches are a bit of a different affair, no skimpy bikini's & speedo's ~ instead you see jackets & shotguns. Why the shotgun? Because there was a mama bear & 2 cubs using the beach as well, in fact, we even SAW the cubs. I didn't get a decent shot of them, but my niece got an AWESOME pic, & hopefully I can share it once she posts it.



But you can find some really awesome rocks! And on Agate Beach, you can find some pretty agates when the tide is low.


And the rocks are very nice for sitting on ~ no need for hauling around redundant beach chairs! You might find yourself lugging a few bags of rocks home though.





Check out the gorgeous cousins! We have quite a few of them, & they are the most patient, kind kids you ever met.





This is the view from the backyard of my inlaw's ~ it is absolutely beautiful. Very gray, but very green. They own a Bed & Breakfast right on the Kenai River!! (Tanglewood B&B) In fact, the world record salmon was caught right there! And at any given time of the day, you can go out onto the deck & see seals, eagles, seagulls, moose, caribou, bears....it was really awesome.




In fact, you can see moose most anywhere you are at. Seems they do not have a problem with being right in town. This is a cow with her twins, right off the road, between Soldotna & Kenai. We also saw another cow with twins in Kenai, right in the church parking lot!



When you get together with family, the similarities are sometimes rather striking. Here we see that Izzy is the spittin' image of his Poppy ~ right down to the cowboy hat & the walnut chin smirk.



This is Agate Beach, on Salamatoff. Oceanliners park here quite regularly. We found quite a few agates too, but Poppy denied all the ~sugar agates~. Only the prettiest ones passed muster.




And here we have some typical Alaskan hockey rules ~

~Remember, if you shouldn't do it in front of your Grandma, DON'T DO IT HERE! ~
I've been thinking about getting me one of those signs. For the front door. Of my house. :-D

~Red

Another oops ~ forgot to add that while there, Wood Genius carved a bit, & I painted a bit. This one has been christened "The Dude", but he's really a caricature of Poppy. Looks just like him, too! Although Poppy will tell you he looked a lot more like him before Wood Genius carved off the chest and left nuthin' but the belly.
And this light house was for Gramma. She said she always wanted a lighthouse. Eventually, Poppy will put lights in it. Afterall, what good is it being married to an electrician if you can't get a few side perks? :-D (And you know, I have that same philisophy regarding my furniture, Mr. Wood Genius... just in case you are reading this....hint hint... double HUGO-MONGO hint...) :-D
Here we have some "cracks" in the lighthouse, They were actually flaws in the log, and I thought they would make cool looking cracks. Gramma loves them, Poppy doesn't. Since it's Gramma's they stay! :-P (neener neener poppy!)
So let's take an official poll ~ who likes the cracks & who doesn't?
Be brave, say your piece ~ come onnn ~ don't be fence-sitter ~ just SAY IT!
I painted them there, but that's ok, if you disagree, you can say so......
:-D
~Red
ps ~ for the record, Wood Genius doesn't like them either, but I DO, & since it's Gramma's lighthouse, & my painting, hahaHAH! They STAY! :-BBB (that's a wagging raspberry)

2 comments:

Lawanda said...

OH WOW!!!!!! My parents have been to Alaska several times, but I have never been! How exciting and FUN to go with cousins!

I am so glad you had such a wonderful and beautiful trip! LOVE the pics and the scenery is awesome!

WB and now you better be bloggin some more ;) hehe

(Love the Princess Bride!!!)

twinshiner said...

oh red!!! I am sooooooooo jealous. My sis lives in Alaska...kinda rough for me to drive over for dinner since i'm in Arkansas. lol
Welcome back. Let's see the rest of the pics. I know you took more than just these few.
hey btw, ....how's the chicks? the girls red sex's are being sold at the 4-H auction today. We're bringing our first place blacks back home.
~twinshiner