Sherry and Lonny, the museum curators, have been terrific. We got the grand tour of the facility and grounds, met the museum dog Juneau, and were given 4 days off to get acclimated. We also met the other couple volunteering with us...Julie and Wally. At the moment, it feels good to know we will be in one place for a little while...lol
We are preparing in many ways for yet another adventure into the unknown for the summer. I've been reading up on the mosquitoes and the Aurora Borealis. There is a big "Appreciation Evening" planned for tomorrow night to celebrate the new set up in the gallery and meet the community. It sounds like fun!
*****The next half dozen or so postings will take you back to Idaho and our travels to this point through Canada. Once I get caught up...postings will be back in chronological order! Yippee!!!
|Border crossing back into the USA - Alaska|
They took our oranges, tomatoes and peppers-
|Old school insulators...there were miles of these poles...|
civilization must not be far away...lol
|Last night before crossing the border...|
pretty awesome view!
|Moose spotted in mountain pond...|
so many sightings just pop up in your
peripheral vision...too late to stop, but
good enough to catch a glimpse
|These loose gravel, bumpy, lumpy roads|
were more the norm than the exception for
the 1400+ miles along the Al-can highway...
it was crazy!!!!
|Mountain lake,,,they showed up all|
through the drive...each one more beautiful
than the last
|Nope, that orange thing is not an exotic|
caterpillar or a worm of any kind...it's a
CHEESE DOODLE discovered at a
pull-off area...no comment!
|First glacier sighting|
|At many many points, we were|
virtually surrounded by mountains
|Notice the 2 peaks far off in the distance|
poking through the clouds...so cool!!!
The views have been breathtaking
|Signs of the cutting away of the mountain|
to build the roads
|Mountain river...side view mirror shot...|
not too shabby either...lol
|Home for the next 3 months|