Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Posting From Alaska!

Greetings from the beautiful state of Alaska! I flew from my home in Salem, Oregon to my childhood home in Juneau, Alaska. Arriving here Tuesday afternoon to sunshine and a view of all of the glaciers, mountain ranges and islands as far as the eyes could see.......both from the airplane windows and riding along the scenic Glacier Highway leading in from the Mendenhall Glacier Highway into Alaska's capital city of Juneau.

From there, it is then only three more miles across the Gastineau Channel to my small hometown of Douglas, on Douglas Island. I was met at the Juneau Airport by my dear parents and it was so good to be 'home' again surrounded by the beautiful mountains, trees and beaches that I have loved my entire life.

I have been spending countless hours catching up and helping out and my few attempts to get online and open my blog were challenging. My parents own a computer but it couldn't connect without some major updating to its Internet Explorer that I had help installing today. There is nothing like being without a computer and your blog to realize just how much you miss it!

I am so grateful to all of you who enjoyed my Lunar Eclipse article and have faithfully returned to my site when I was unable to update! It was delightful to receive comments, which I was able to open through google, although my own blog came in unsupported and barely viewable. I have yet to be able to access photos, however.

But it's nice to be back! I have only a few photos and graphics that I can use at this time, and am not sure if my digital camera will connect...but I shall try again tomorrow! I brought a quilty project along with me...the need for fabric and thread was too great to go without.

One suitcase contained my sewing things and as an after clothing. Another carried 7 pounds of Italian prune-plums picked from our trees and 7 pounds of tomatoes from our garden. I had visions of the Airline Security Inspectors examining prunes and tomatoes, rotary cutter and mat and imagining what kind of person brought these to Alaska! At the Airport I was asked if I carried any bear repellent. At that point, I decided maybe a rotary cutter and mat wasn't that odd!

It feel so good to be back 'home'! More to come.....