Tuesday, March 24, 2009

More winter pics

Here are a few more assorted pics from our trip to the cabin two weekends ago. This is one of the creeks we follow to get to our cabin which is 4 miles from where we park the truck. (Kris, the big hill is on the right just past that tall pine)

This is looking across the lake at the swamp on the other side. That's where we go when we want to make a cell phone call. We can get three bars over there whereas we get no signal at the cabin.
Tim and the kids going for a quick ride up and down the lake. When we rode double, neither of the kids wanted to ride with me. They both want to go with Tim. I don't get it! I cook for them, I help them put their mittons on, I help them to the outhouse, I even played dominos with them. I'm fun! Whooo Hoooo! But apparently, I'm not as much fun as Tim.

Loading 4 machines on a 3-machine trailer. Tim made it work. The rest of the gear went into the back of the truck. Dogs got to ride inside with us on the back seat.

This is one of the reasons Panda won "Best of Show" in the previous post.

I took today off from work - I was up most the night with coughing; I finally went to the couch at 2:00 am so at least Tim could sleep. I was fine on the couch until Roxy discovered I had covered myself with a blanket, which in her mind means she's allowed to jump up on top of me. That wasn't so bad (she's warm and snuggly) but she kept trying to nose my hand to make me pet her. Needless to say, I didn't sleep well the rest of the night either. I went back to bed when Tim got up to go to work.

Do you know that there is really nothing on TV during the day? I did watch Martha and Tyra but had to turn the TV off when my only choices were soaps, Maury Povich or Judge somebody.
Mt. Redoubt has erupted several times. The ash (so far) has missed Anchorage but we've heard up to a 1/4 inch of ash landed over Skwentna and over to Trapper Creek. The cabin is roughly between those two areas, so I'm sure we have ash there also.


K. said...

I was thinking about you with the Mt. Redoubt eruptions. Hopefully it doesn't snarl too much up.

The pictures look so peaceful.

Aunt Krissy said...

Did you get stuck up at the cabin at all? Did you point out the tree that sucked you in?
I hear that my old job xxcled all the flts yesterday due to the ash.
I do miss the cabin. sell it back to me? ( I jokes )

PAK ART said...

I did show Patti the snowmachine magnet tree. ash is big news right now, but so far, not in Anc. Nope, you can't have cabin back. I love it!

tainterturtles said...

I like the pics, especially Panda and your little niece. I bet it's fun to have a cabin to escape too. I wonder what the ash looks like at your cabin. Hopefully it won't cause a problem.

Vicki said...

Well, first, I do hope you are feeling better and can get some good sleep soon.
The picture of Panda and your niece is wonderful.
I hope that the ash doesn't cause any problems for you and that your beautiful cabin (I wouldn't sell it back either--bad Aunt Krissy for asking) is not damaged in any way. Take care

Nasty Nellie from Naknak said...

Your pics are so great and I love your website. I get Anchorage Daily news blurps via e-mail and they've had some good pics of the ash "black snow" up by your cabin. Hope you don't have any corosive damage from it.

crochet lady said...

Like the pic with panda and the little cutie! I'm glad you like the hat and scarf set.

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Beautiful pictures.
You're right "Judge somebody" They'll all actors to me.
I hope you get a better night's rest this evening. I like how you called it "nose my hand" Max does that and now I have a name for it. They swear they have rights don't they? (smile) I'd be happy if he got a job or helped with the housework (lol)

Love for a restful night!