Charging Summer Batteries

So I’ll have something to help me light up the dark winter to come. As I relax outside my RV on this glorious August day, listening to waves lap rhythmically against the shore, I can’t help but ponder the coming winter and beyond. I try not to do this too often – but in myContinue reading “Charging Summer Batteries”

Chasing Plastic Bunnies!

My two-year-old small standard dachshund, Rhonda (Goodwood Help Me Rhonda B Good, NW1, BH-O, AKC SWN, TDA) recently discovered the joys of chasing zooming, flapping white plastic-bag-bunnies! Friday afternoon started out with a promise of nice weather, so Ronni and I looked forward to hanging out watching our friends play this dog sport called CATContinue reading “Chasing Plastic Bunnies!”

Time Flies Slowly By

Too fast … the summer is flying by far too quickly. And yet, we’re doing so few of our usual summer activities. I feel like a spectator, sort of sitting off on the sidelines of [normally] my favorite season of the year. Spring passed in a blur of dismal distraction. I was too focused onContinue reading “Time Flies Slowly By”

On the Road Again 🎵🎶🎵

Let’s sing the chorus one more time! Gotta love driving down the highway to Willie Nelson songs. Rhonda doesn’t even seem to mind my singing. 😉 Speaking of things you just gotta love … get this. I had a doctor appointment this morning at 11:00 am. Because of the pandemic, I’ve been doing tele-med appointmentsContinue reading “On the Road Again 🎵🎶🎵”

A Week Apart From the World

The only sound to break the silence in this spruce forest for the past hour was the lonesome whistle of the Alaska Railroad train as it passed nearby. It’s good to know the train is running, albeit on a reduced schedule. From what I gather, the Denali Park tour bus was finally going to startContinue reading “A Week Apart From the World”

Day Six – Homeward Bound

Slowly, we turned towards home … Oh, how my heart wanted to find some other route. Something other than the Parks Hwy, which will lead us back to our “normal” life. Eventually. 😉 But not today. All right, no more whining. I know it’s past time to call a [temporary] halt to this particular ramble,Continue reading “Day Six – Homeward Bound”

Day Four – We Found Fairbanks!

Someone once told me all roads (in Alaska) lead to Fairbanks – if you keep driving long enough. I don’t know about that, but if you turn right when you exit the Delta Junction State Recreation Area, you will indeed end up in Fairbanks – eventually. It’s sort of hard to miss. Rhonda and IContinue reading “Day Four – We Found Fairbanks!”

Day Three – The Adventure Continues

Departing Valdez Saturday morning was bittersweet. I could’ve easily stayed for several days, but this trip is all about travel, not destinations. So I unhooked water and electric, tidied the rig, and stored away my mosquito plants, step and door mat. The road ahead would be bumpy, so I made sure everything was extra secure.Continue reading “Day Three – The Adventure Continues”