Thursday, March 19, 2009

Little Phone Booth in the Big Woods

Did you read the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder? Those rank high on my list of must read books. I loved that series! And the tv series too. Did you know that my sister Alicia cried in every single episode? It's true, she did. Her husband bought her the entire collection on DVD and their family watched an episode each evening. Her kids teased her because she cried every night while watching it.

I often think of our first cabin as the Little House in the Big Woods. Now that we have a second, bigger cabin it doesn't work in my mind as well, although I suppose it could be The Little House on Silver Lake (but instead call it 20 Mile Lake).
These are our friends Rick & Patti (our daughter-in-law's parents). They joined us for 2 nights at the cabin and it was so much fun. I thoroughly enjoyed our time together. The men did a long ride the first day while Patti and I visited at the cabin. We ate lunch at Kenny Creek Lodge and did a shorter trip with us ladies after lunch. Then they all went to get water at the spring later that night - I stayed at the cabin, my knees were (and still are) very sore.
Rick & Patti taking a break with Mt. McKinley in the background - the weather was absolutely beautiful until the last day when a strong wind kicked up and made it c-c-c-old.
And this is the Little Phone Booth in the Big Woods. There is an old scraggly tree labeled on all the trail maps as "the reflector tree." It's kind of a crossroads where several trails meet. Someone came out and planted a phone booth here. It looks so odd out in the middle of no where. (Yep, that is McKinley again in the background)

And this is the final descent to the parking lot, the truck and eventually home to Anchorage. That's Patti in front of me hauling the dogs and our gear.


crochet lady said...

That phone booth stuck out there in the woods reminds of the lamp post in The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe.

I loved the little house series. My mom collected books about Laura Ingalls Wilder. I remember looking at pictures of her as an older lady with lovely fluffy white hair and thinking I'd never seen anyone so beautiful.

Aunt Krissy said...

I liked the books. I rememebr Alicia boo-hooing all the time with the TV show. Nice pic's of the mountian.

tainterturtles said...

You sure have a lot of snow for mid March, yikes!

Nice pictures...Mt. McKinley is beautiful. I'm so glad you had fun.

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

I'm not trying to flatter you, but you're life is starting to sound like a Lifetime movie. One I'd tape and watch again and again.

I'm staying tuned. (smiel)

Alicia said...

yeah well Kris..."Like a Rock"...the tune they play for the Chevy commercials. Did you not shed a tear over that?!? Hunh?? Hunh?? Ha!

A Lady's Life said...

This is a great Blog and I really plan to spend a lot of time here absorbing it all in...but tell me...can you really see the Ruskies from your kitchen window

PAK ART said...

To ALL - no, I can't see the Ruskies from my kitchen window. I can see 4 neighbors houses though! I hear if you are on Diomede Island you can, but I've never been there.