Friday, May 21, 2010

First week of summer

Well the first week of summer break is coming to an end.

 Boy did we have some fun!

We visited the Alaska Bird Observatory, Little Companion had never been inside, and then we walked the Chickadee Loop Trail again.

No snow and ice this time and we were able to be much quieter! 
I have just fallen in love with these trees! I believe them to be white birch. The bark has been used for so many things. These trees rattle in the winter wind and sound like a rain stick at times.  On one of our drives we saw buckets attached as they were tapping them for syrup. Love these trees!


Want to know a secret? See how Little Companion is clutching her jacket? Ya, well it's about 75 degrees out, sunny, and just plain beautiful. There are, however, mosquitoes nearly the size of small planes out here and we are both a little citified and don't have on bug repellent, I was also wearing a jacket!

Down the trail we went loving every minute!



We have also been to Creamer's Field. Many cranes adorned the field this day!
 
  
Little Companion received a camera in the mail the other day (we wish we knew who sent it) and was busy snapping pictures.


Now as she was snapping, I was snapping her because to tell you the truth she was just a tad bit cuter than the birds!
Do you see the little robin she is trying to capture on film? He actually held still enough for her to get a picture!


We also hit the park for some running and general dandelion picking.


We went and saw Letters to Juliet on Thursday. It was a fun movie for a grandma and her granddaughter to see. 

We like to do a bit of reading, writing, and arithmetic in the early morning and then head out to snag some fun afterward.

We will be headed out in just 2 short weeks so we are trying to fit as much in as possible before we leave this beautiful country!

Have a wonderful weekend!

8 comments:

Miss Janice said...

I want to see Letters to Juliette. You and your little grandgirl are really taking in the scenes. It looks like the weather is nice there now.

Candace said...

It's so beautiful and your little companion is such a cutie.

Shelia said...

Oh, what fun and your little companion is just a little doll! Don't blame her for covering up - I hate mosquitoes too!
Thanks for popping in to see me and be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Liz said...

These are adorable pics of Little Companion! :) I am starting to think that Alaska is God's Country! That picture of the path is gorgeous! All of them are actually. I just really love that one. :)

~Liz

BECKY said...

More awesome photos Gal!!
You have got to be just eating this all up!! What a blessing for you to be able to enjoy such beauty!!

Will you be gone much longer?
Have a wonderful week!!
Love n hugs,
Becky

Kristy said...

sorry :z The camera is from us. I forgot when I ordered it that it did not come with a gift tag and I meant to have Chad call you to let you know it was coming.

Vicki said...

Hello, dear friend,
I can't believe the time has gone by so quickly, and you will be leaving the beautiful state of Alaska. I have enjoyed visiting the state with you. Your little companion is adorable with her camera. You have a budding photographer on your hands. Enjoy your week~ Vicki

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Becky,
We will be leaving here on June 4th and arriving in Oklahoma on June 5th. Hopefully we'll be sleeping some of the way and then we plan to visit family in neighboring states.

Hi Kristy,
Glad to know where the camera came from! I will pass the information along to Little Companion and her mother so that you can be thanked properly!
Valerie