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Jul 23, 2016 - Fishing and dinner with new friends

Beautiful day today at the cabin. We saw a mommy moose and 2 babies on our morning walk. The guys caught some salmon. New friends to Frank and I invited us for a wonderful dinner. Margret and I got a game of hand and foot in. Another evening walk ended our day. We are so blessed to have this time here with family. Fran and Frank are going halibut fishing tomorrow early. Jim, Margert and I are going to Homer for the day. We will meet up with our friend Jane from Big Lake in Homer. Ken her husband is also going fishing. I'll let you know...

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Jul 23, 2016 - Rainy afternoon

It was a rainy afternoon into the evening yesterday. Fishing is still slow. Frank did catch one yesterday. So our new friends the neighbor kids Cari and Lou came over and we all played Farkle. Third night in a row. Margret and Frank and I also play hand and foot in the afternoon. We're just having such a great day. Today is cleared up. Time is going by so fast. Tonight we're going to our friend means for dinner. Everyone is so friendly and so kind to us here. Tomorrow Frank and Fran are going halibut fishing. Praying that the weather will...

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Jul 22, 2016 - UAF Museum

First thing we had to visit Walmart for some prescriptions to pick up, Karen got that all straightened out I think. I was cruising the store while she was shopping and found this bargain, $2.18 for a pepper I guess this is a bargain up here? Ha. We finally got to the University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum. It's name is really Museum of the North I believe. We spent all afternoon there. There was a movie to view every hour that was about 20 minutes long and that gave us time to tour the museum. We watched the 3 different movies they had....

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Jul 21, 2016 - Dumplings

It rained really hard last night and was still raining this morning, it was really nice to lay there and listen to the rain on the roof. Love that, makes for some good sleeping weather. We really had good intentions of going to the Museum of the North today but that just didn't work out. We're right in the middle of me changing insurance for prescriptions and other changes in health insurance. Karen's prescription plan shouldn't have any changes but being in Alaska required additional work and phone calls to find out why her plan seemed to...

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Jul 20, 2016 - Friends, family and fishing

We are having a wonderful time here at my brother Jim's cabin on the Kenai River. It's been absolutely beautiful every day. Fishing is a little slow. I hope it picks up soon. Are catching some salmon but it's slow. But it's absolutely beautiful here. Every day is a gift from God. Our sister-in-law Margret Ann and my brother Jim are amazing host. Also bonus getting to spend time with my brother Fran from South Dakota. Wish we could bottle up on this beauty here and you could all see it.

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Jul 20, 2016 - Birthday

Yes, today was my birthday, I'd like to quit having them so often but as they say, it sure beats the alternative. Karen always makes me a cake, gets me a mushy, sweet card and a gift or two. I got a call from Isabel and got to talk to her and Angela, yay. Thanks everyone for everything. Don't know if I needed a new camera but I got one, I hope it isn't smarter than I am. Ha. Somehow Karen got separated from one of her credit cards, and after a lot of investigation and phone calls she thankfully located it at a gift shop in......DENALI! She...

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Jul 20, 2016 - Wednesday at the cabin

We stayed here all day at the cabin. Guys fished some. Frank caught one tonight. Fishing still slow. We taught Jim, Margret and neighbor young adults how to play Farkle. Rain is coming tomorrow. Much needed here there is a big fire near the Seward Highway in Anchorage.

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Jul 19, 2016 - Breather

Karen and I took a breather today, a day we didn't have to be somewhere or do anything. That was nice. This morning I walked around the Walmart parking lot looking at all of the RVs. There were a lot of them and quite a few didn't look road worthy. There were over 30 in the lot at 11 am. I'd say that twice that number were here last night. this lot is one of the largest I've seen so there was no crowding. We went to eat lunch at DW Grill and they had outstanding burgers. Then we had to stop by Sam's Club to pick up a few things.

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Jul 18, 2016 - Fairbanks, Alaska

Karen got up and fixed us a big breakfast this morning. She had some leftover corned beef that made her concoction awsome. We had to do a little manuvering to get the motorhome away from the other rvs so the Tracker could be hitched up.We drove the 8 miles to use the parks dump station and take on some fresh water. We lucked out and there was no line. Fairbanks was our goal and we drove all the way in the rain, some of it pretty heavy. Of course we had to stop at Walmart for supplies, we may spend the night here. I don't know if I have...

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Jul 16, 2016 - Seward

We had an amazing day yesterday. We drove to Seward in the morning and went on a marine wildlife tour. It was the trip of a lifetime to say the least. We saw orca whales into different areas. The fin whale which is very rare to see. Second largest whale. the highlight it was a large Beluga whale that breached in front of us for a good 20 minutes.unbelievable just amazing. The crew on the tour that we were on said they have never seen a day like we had yesterday and it was a once-in-a-lifetime event. We feel truly blessed that God allowed us...

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Jul 15, 2016 - Anchorage to the cabin

We had a beautiful drive down to the cabin from Anchorage yesterday. We stopped at the wildlife conservation center and visit all the animals there. Then went on to Byron glacier and did the 2 mile hike. It was a beautiful day we stopped at Summit Lodge and had a wonderful lunch. Then on to visit our friends Jane and Ken who are visiting here in Alaska as well from Minnesota. Finally our destination to the cabin to stay with my brother and his wonderful wife Margaret Ann. It was so good to see them it's been way too long. Today were off...

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Jul 13, 2016 - Fairbanks to Anchorage

We had a beautiful drive from Fairbanks to Anchorage today. God blessed us with a full view of Mount McKinley. It's a rare thing to see that. Was a beautiful clear morning. IWe got back here to Anchorage washed a few clothes. And then went on a hike. To flat top mountain. On the way back we saw Mommy moose and her babies. Tomorrow will head down to the cabin on the Kenai. We are so excited to see my brother and his wife. And Fran will be joining us on Friday. Don't know if I have any Wi-Fi for posting.

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