Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Alaska? Cold? Huh?


It is cold and rainy here. I got to see part of Mt. McKinley (Denali) yesterday. Only 30% of visitors to Denali actually see it. The cloud cover is usually pretty intense.

This is a photo taken from the deck of the Lodge.  It is quite beautiful here.  Yesterday afternoon I went to the Tour Desk to inquire about tours.  As I told the woman, I didn't really want to do anything, but felt I should.  I looked for something that didn't take too long and didn't cost too much.  I ended up taking a horse drawn wagon ride - to pan for gold and roast marshmallows over an open fire.  That was really fun and I am glad I did it.  I am having a hard time with getting my photos in the right order - sorry if this is confusing.

I am leaving today for Anchorage where I will stay until Sunday night.  I will be back home on Monday morning.   I likely won't blog again until I get home.  I wish I could at least post pictures every day, but getting access to the internet is too big of a deal from my nephew's.

I had a meltdown a couple of hours ago when no one could tell me what I was supposed to do with my luggage.  Every person told me a different story and none of them made sense.  I was getting really frustrated and angry.  It didn't help that I was terribly hungry.  Finally I ran into a nice couple I sat with on the train and asked them what to do.  I just told them I was having a meltdown.  Thank God I have learned how to do this in AA.  They just took me by the hand and took me where I needed to go. Then they asked me to join them for breakfast.  It amazes me when I can ask for help and get it.  It amazes me even more when I can sit down with a nice older couple, and be able to talk with them without shame about any aspect of my life.  There was a time when any conversation lasting over 2 minutes would always bring up some uncomfortable thing.   I am so grateful my life is not like that today.

See you in a few.  And you want to hear a secret?  I really am ready to go home now. I am tired and wish I could be in my own little house - the one with the sunshine coming through the windows....


13 comments:

Dharma Kelleher said...

Now you need to come down to Phurnace, AZ to defrost. We can roast marshmallow's in the sunlight!

Scott W said...

I don't like being away from my little studio and bed so I understand completely.

dAAve said...

Yo.
Cowgirl.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes I get chills reading your blog - I love the part about asking for help and how nice that couple was. Thank you.

Syd said...

I know what you mean about being away . I am happy to go for a few days and then want to get back. I guess that I wasn't a nomad in my earlier life.

Zane-nawwaa said...

Yes, Dorothy, there's no place like home.

Pam said...

I'm so ready for you to come home.

Motorcycle Mike - Sober Biker said...

Enjoy that big vast country up there, we'll keep the sunshine in colorado on hold for you.

ReneMar said...

this is wonderful blog... is that what they call homesick..:):)
welcome home mate the marshmallows are ready...


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ReneMar - Consultant
Addiction Recovery Alabama

♥Shann♥ said...

I just admire you so much. I am glad you are having fun, and soon you will be home to your familar things... have a good trip back and looking forwarding to reading you Mondayish...
love shann

dirtydishes said...

Panning for gold. That sounds like so much fun! There is no place like Home. Godspeed

Bill said...

It's wonderful to see the sights, but how nice to be grateful to get back home. It makes the vacation a complete success.

Scott said...

Alaska... ah I cannot WAIT until I can behold her majesty myself, in person...

thanks for sharing your trip with us!