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My sister lives in Anchorage, Alaska and they often camp about an hour away at this glacier park. There is a walking bridge over the river and you can walk right up to the glaciers which are very blue when you get close. She had gone this week-end to see the wildflowers, but they had already gone.
They have a very very short growing span in Alaska, but
thought you might enjoy this picture. They could hear the river all night in their camper, and also a couple grizzly bears sauntered by, but fortunately kept going. Even at her home, they have to share the roads with the moose. They are very stubborn and everyone in Alaska knows the moose have the right away, so bring a book and relax until they’re darn ready to move out of the way. Ha Ha

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What a wonderful photo. That's something I'd love to see - really love to see.

15 Oct, 2008


Great to look at - but BRRRRR. I couldn't handle the cold! (or the grizzly bears either, come to that!)

15 Oct, 2008


Lovely story and great picture. You know, I have 4 friends who have this year been going to Alaska. It is a long way away from Oz, but they all thought it was worth while going.

15 Oct, 2008


Interesting blog.
Has your sister ever watched the Iditarod ?

15 Oct, 2008


Yes Terratoonie, every year. It starts in Anchorage, and she owns a gift shop there and there are week long
festivities leading up to it.

15 Oct, 2008


That's really interesting.
It's Anchorage to Nome, I think ?
Would be great to see a pic. of the gift shop, and one showing the start of the race.
Maybe she'll lend you a few photos ?
Thanks. :o)

15 Oct, 2008


We were there at Seward in May and its a wonderful sight. We had a delicious meal of fresh fish, and had a tour of the settlement. We have lots of photos in our photos section on G.O.Y

15 Oct, 2008


Grenville ~ Did you do any fishing ? They have the biggest Salmon and so good fresh. Plus the view is incredible with bald eagles flying over you. Of course they have mosquitos as big as tupperware lids. LOL

15 Oct, 2008


Terratoonie ~ I will ask her for more pictures. She's lived there 20 yrs. and these are the first pictures she's sent.
It took years to get her into cyberspace, and the camera she's just starting to learn. LOL
Her daughter rented the shop to show her incredible stain glass work in, then my sister decided to buy the shop and it has done very very well. Esp. since so many cruise ships not stop in Anchorage.
Here is a sample of my nieces stain glass work she just made for my Birthday..

Two she made for my sister..

15 Oct, 2008


Harli ~
Wow. Those stained glass panels are so beautiful and colourful. My favourite is the sea-themes - Octopus etc.:o)

Grenville ~
Thanks. I'll check out your photos later on today after I've potted up plants I purchased yesterday! :o)

16 Oct, 2008


Terratoonie ~ My little sister would go on 2 or more cruises each year and one year found a glass Octupus on the Island of St. Thomas. Thereafter, she would look for other pieces to complete her Octopus Garden she had on her table. She died last Thanksgiving morning.

16 Oct, 2008


So very sorry to hear of the death of your little sister.
I looked at the Octopus Garden. What an amazing collection. She had a good knack for knowing which ornaments would match well together. :o)

16 Oct, 2008


I agree with TT - I love the Octopus and fish panels. How talented!

I'm sorry to hear that you lost your sister, Harli. You have good memories of her. Hang on to those.

16 Oct, 2008

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