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Reflections: Summer 2019

Where has my summer gone?  Summer in Alaska always goes so fast.  Three months of 24 hours of light seems to fly by at the speed of light.

I always lose the month of June to long hours at work while we put on a Heavy Equipment Academy, in which I spend many days wearing this ensemble.

We did a little extended getaway over the 4th of July weekend and made our first trip to Anchorage.  Forrest fires in the area made it a really smokey trip, but we were there the day the state broke a temp record and it hit 90 degrees.

Had some good food, did some shopping and looked for a fifth wheel.  Ate at the "famous" Moose's Tooth Pizza.

And on our way home we held out to eat at our favorite place in Denali, aka Glitter Gultch, Moose-AKas.

Seriously, they have the best crepes we've ever eaten.

I got a bit of rhubarb from our friends and processed it all into freezer bags for us to enjoy over the winter.  By some rhubarb, I mean 45 cups of rhubarb.

I also tried to get some nice photos of a bull moose that wouldn't cooperate with the opportunity.

Went to my first Alaskan rodeo.  It sure wasn't what I'm used to seeing in Wyoming.

In August we purchased our fifth wheel, and mother what a fifth wheel it is.  It's 37 feet long, in case you're wondering.

I saw my first real-life porcupine.  I've only ever seen them as roadkill until this one wandered through our yard.

Squeezed in a camping trip in the new rig and enjoyed some mountain views at Bolio Lake.

There's something about eating breakfast while you're camping that makes it all taste so much better than when you make it at home.

We'll spend the last week of August and our Labor Day Weekend buttoning things up and getting ready for winter...sigh.  I'm hoping for a nice bit of Fall before we get to freezing temps and the dark months.