2009/06/28

Midnight Sun

DaGoddess @ 01:03

It’s almost midnight, in fact it’s about five minutes ’til. It’s still light out. Dinner was just about an hour ago. Salmon. Good salmon. Tortellini. Veggies. And I even drank wine. Homemade. Very good. I’m still alive. I don’t drink wine. Haven’t for a number of years. But I drank this wine and loved it. I may have to have another glass or at least help put the bottle to rest.

I still can’t believe how gorgeous it is.

I saw it snow today. And rain. And there was sunshine. Wind. I think I even got a bit of a sunburn. Go figure! Crazy stuff, huh?

And I refuse to believe that the cool rock outcropping at Savage River in Denali doesn’t have a name. (Guess you had to be there to understand…suffice it to say, it’s rather pretty and I think it should be named.)

I also got to see the Lady in the Lake.

Saw the pipeline. A couple times. I also walked in a flood channel.

Moose bones. I took pictures of moose bones, too. Took photos of gas cylinders. Oh yeah, Don and Noam got in trouble with gas. They were bad boys. Don’t ask.

Nenana’s tripod…got to see where that lottery happens. Basically, people bet on when the ice goes out in the river and there’s a huge ass wooden tripod attached to a rope and a clock. Google Nenana Ice Classic and you’ll get a better idea what a big deal this is. (It’s been going on since 1917.)

Damn, been a long day today. Covered almost 400 miles, saw lots, did lots, laughed, ate, drank, and can’t believe there’s only one more day to squeeze in fun. Apparently I’m going to freeze my ass off in some hut somewhere called Pioneer Park (was Alaska Land, but no more). I also need to take pictues of the North Pole and Santa’s house. There’s also a dinner to be had. I don’t know how it’s all going to happen. Too much to do and not nearly enough time.

And this midnight sun is a trip.

Guess it’s time to try to sleep if I’m going to get everything done tomorrow that needs to be done.

4 Comments

  1. It sounds so wonderful. I’m glad you’re having a great time.

    Comment by Cheri @ Blog This Mom! — 2009/06/28 @ 08:51

  2. Totally jealous of your trip.

    Comment by rob sama — 2009/06/29 @ 08:22

  3. it’s called “that whoppin’ great pile o’ rocks over yonder by where the caribou come through. The one with the grizzly bear den in it and the Dahl sheep standin’ on it.”

    Comment by p2 — 2009/06/29 @ 17:55

  4. Cheri, it was lots of fun.
    Rob, you’ve been places I’ve yet to see. South America ring a bell?
    P2, why I oughta!!! Yes, big pile of rocks it is and shall always be. I give in, give up, and I do so happily. It was still gorgeous.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/07/02 @ 02:30

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