Ten weeks in Alaska.

I’m not sure if anyone noticed, but I’ve been absent for a while. This year, the first 5.5 months of it, have been, to say the least, trying. The first quarter of the year, hubby and I were getting my father-in-law placed in long-term care, due to the onset of dementia. Along with getting him…

North To Alaska!

It’s summer, and so it’s time for the kiddo and I to hit the road once again. This year we’re headed up the Alcan to Alaska to visit family, go fishing, visit family, and probably more fishing. My daughter is turning 18 on July 4th, so this may be the last big road trip for…

Springtime in the PNW

Besides fall, spring is my favorite time of the year. The scents of … green. Damp earth, flowers, sap rising… Having grown up in Alaska, spring was definitely a welcomed change to the long, dark, frigid months of winter. Here, in the Pacific Northwest, it’s just as exciting, but a little different. There’s less of…

My new food obsession

Rarely to I get really hooked on a certain food and can’t get enough, but this is…addictive! Working as a cashier at a grocery store, I see some strange things come through my line. Lemon tart filling – a clear plastic bag of yellow goop. Yes, people actually eat kippered herring. And my favorite was…