Heather's Blog

Jul 05, 2013
From the finish line of the grueling Mt. Ripinski Run, the annual Tlingit Park picnic and games, and Hugh and Harry's pig roast at the cannery-- here's some smiles from some of the 4th celebrations... Read More...
Jul 03, 2013
     
Jul 02, 2013
That's about all I'm doing these days for the company, as it is kind of bad manners to run the vacuum cleaner around people playing cards-- even if there is dog hair up to our ankles.  Also, in the... Read More...
Jul 01, 2013
One of my favorite wedding gifts for  Eliza and Justin is a huge spruce salad bowl about two feet across and a foot and a half deep that feeds  thirty people generously , as we did the other night.  ... Read More...
Jun 26, 2013
I didn't bring my camera to the wedding or any of the festivities-- from the Friday night pizza party at the Klondike Saloon hosted by the groom's family (I did order the weather though--sunny, 80... Read More...
Jun 18, 2013
I wish I could draw here, but I can't, so picture this: a graph with "Challenges" up the right side and "Skills" along the bottom, and a line at an angle that begins in the  lower corner where... Read More...
Jun 17, 2013
Between the bike race weekend-- setting up the finish line on Friday, packing up the bikes and gear and driving up to Haines Junction Yukon, racing all day Saturday, the clean up and gang at the... Read More...
Jun 12, 2013
Construction continues at the waterfront on the new intersection of Fort Seward at  Portage Cove.  Our friends from AP&T have added a new attraction that dwarfs the big hammer on Main Street:... Read More...
Jun 11, 2013
I have been asked to audition for a new Alaskan reality TV show made by the folks who bring you Pawn Stars, called Alaska Rivers (and the people who live on them.) Apparently the producers like this... Read More...
Jun 10, 2013
     
Jun 09, 2013
This is what I want my grandchildren to know: that every day they have a choice to wake up on the good side of the bed or the bad, with a smile or a frown, with a howl or a song. So here is a little... Read More...
Jun 08, 2013
As Mary Oliver says, this is why I wake early-- an early summer morning with a good dog to share it with is the preacher there ever was.  
Jun 07, 2013
A week from today we'll be driving up to Haines Junction, Yukon to camp overnight before joining about a thousand other cyclists in a race to Haines. The Kluane to Chilkat International Bike Relay is... Read More...
Jun 06, 2013
Food for thought:  last night at the Fireweed (it was very busy,  with a wait for tables) the special was a delicious shrimp curry. Our crowd (Chip and I, our son, daughter & husband, and... Read More...
Jun 05, 2013
There was a really big ship in town yesterday-- so large it made the hefty Port Chilkoot Dock look like a toy. It seemed as if the ship could pull the dock away with it. From one angle just about all... Read More...
Jun 04, 2013
At Shelly's talk last night at the library I learned that it is a good thing to wear rose colored glasses, and that people who do, are happier, and that there is data to prove it, thanks to... Read More...
Jun 03, 2013
I am so sorry not to have told where I went and when I would return-- I thought I'd be able to visit from Skagway and would check in after I arrived-- but my motel did not have internet-- And, like a... Read More...
May 28, 2013
 I left the comfort of grandbabies and a big family breakfast Sunday to fly to Juneau to attend a  friend's memorial service ( you may recall elementary teacher Rene Walker's obituary? It was for her... Read More...
May 24, 2013
Summer is here right on time for the beer festival, the salmon derby, planting the garden, and getting on the bike to prepare for the race on June 15-  The weather is supposed to be warm ( the 7-0... Read More...
May 23, 2013
Our lumberyard did not burn down this morning, although the fast roaring fire next door was pretty scary, and thanks to the great Haines Volunteer Fire Department it was contained to one substantial... Read More...
May 20, 2013
High pressure is in the forecast for the entire week, and it's supposed to be 67 on Friday, just in time for the beerfest. This is technically not news in Alaska in May, or at least according to my... Read More...
May 19, 2013
"Get a life in which you notice the smell of salt water pushing itself on a breeze over the dunes, a life in which you stop and watch how a red-tailed hawk circles over a pond...get a life in which... Read More...
May 16, 2013
From the Haines Police Blotter, May 14th:  "At approximately 12:45 p.m. a local lodging reported that a queen sized bed had been stolen from a room. Police initiated a case on the incident."  
May 16, 2013
Yes, it is Manic May-- one day feels like summer and the next day we are back in March.  The first cruise ship of the season surprised us all yesterday. It wasn't meant for Haines, as it was supposed... Read More...
May 12, 2013
"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of '... Read More...

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