ON THE BACK BURNER

August 21 ( maybe)

Today was a sit down and stare at the Denali range day. We did a good job of it. This

Today was a sit down and stare at the Denali range day. We did a good job of it. This place is so pure that you do not even see a cigarette butt or a candy wrapper ,on the ground. You do not come here, if you do not want to be here. There is nothing but sky, clouds,trees and mountains. There is no cell phone reception. There is no internet connection, except in their office. There is just nature. Unspoiled. There is talk about our current administration wanting to emphasize recreation and not conservation. That is not a popular thought here. The people who support this area want to keep it like it is , and I see their point. Other Federal Parks are being over run by tourist who are not always cognizant of the environment. There are International guests here .You can always tell the French woman. They have a certain style.They look good in jeans.

We have watched the clouds come and go. I am so fortunate to have seen the mountain peaks. I understand that people have come several times and the mountain is behind a cloud. 

We have had several calamities getting here and have heard of others while we are here. The rock slide for the train, a rain fall in one week that  was more than they get in a summer,road washed out, bus turned around because National Park closed, spending an unexpected night in a hotel ,fires that jumped the high way leading to Camp that made some guests have to be flown in and a personal one for me.... my $6.99 pair of hiking boots that I bought at Good Will  lost a sole just before I was about to go on my long hike and over nighter. Lucky for me, the Camp has anything that you need to borrow in way of clothes. So now I walk around in a pair of LLBean Duck shoes that are perfect. And I am withtwo Grandsons. How can I be so lucky?

place is so pure that you do not even see a cigarette butt or a candy wrapper ,on the ground. You do not come here, if you do not want to be here. There is nothing but sky, clouds,trees and mountains. There is no cell phone reception. There is no internet connection, except in their office. There is just nature. Unspoiled. There is talk about our current administration wanting to emphasize recreation and not conservation. That is not a popular thought here. The people who support this area want to keep it like it is , and I see their point. Other Federal Parks are being over run by tourist who are not always cognizant of the environment. There are International guests here .You can always tell the French woman. They have a certain style.They look good in jeans.

We have watched the clouds come and go. I am so fortunate to have seen the mountain peaks. I understand that people have come several times and the mountain is behind a cloud. 

We have had several calamities getting here and have heard of others while we are here. The rock slide for the train, a rain fall in one week that  was more than they get in a summer,road washed out, bus turned around because National Park closed, spending an unexpected night in a hotel ,fires that jumped the high way leading to Camp that made some guests have to be flown in and a personal one for me.... my $6.99 pair of hiking boots that I bought at Good Will  lost a sole just before I was about to go on my long hike and over nighter. Lucky for me, the Camp has anything that you need to borrow in way of clothes. So now I walk around in a pair of LLBean Duck shoes that are perfect. And I am withtwo Grandsons. How can I be so lucky?

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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That lavender sounds very nice!

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