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....