Saturday, September 26, 2009

We had a fabulous autumn! The colors were so bright and welcome. The weather was nice and warm and we enjoyed every moment.

This article on the front page of the Fairbanks paper was about our friend Walter (the man under the word escape), and how he has gotten sober and his life now, three years out of the chronic inebriate lifestyle. But look who is also on the front page! (I'm glad I wasn't picking my nose or something!)

The kids and I got to go to Denali Park on the Alaska Railroad with the Senior Center (we are volunteers) for $25 per person, a very good deal. Bill was off with his friends (see photo below). I have heard that when you go hunting and get nothing, it is a lot of fun. When you get a moose, it becomes a lot of work. John Watts, Sr. and John Watts, Jr. from Ottumwa, Iowa were here and took Bill out moose hunting with them. They all had a lot of fun.

We do a lot of visitation this way. We go out into the community and look for every chance to say hello and chat.

And we also host events. This is a Freecycle, a large community stuff exchange. You bring when you no longer want and take somebody else's stuff home. We have been doing these for a year and have a great time. We cook some food and other people bring some food too.

And guess what happened last night? SNOW!!! And here is our annual family photo.