Aug. 4: Rainy Day Blues – 2 Bears sighted at a nearby park yesterday!!

Since it was a rainy day, we went to the Kenai Wildlife Refuge again to see another movie.  This one was “Alone in the Wilderness”.  It followed Dick Proenneke who went into the Alaskan wilderness in 1968 and built his own log cabin, etc.  He was a master carpenter and his cabin was beautiful.  It was amazing to watch him build it with nothing but hand tools.  The movie follows the first year he spent there, but he actually lived there for 35 years until he was in his 80s and had to leave for health reasons.

After the movie, we had another Scrabble tournament.  I actually won this one due in large part to getting the word “queen” with the “q” on a triple letter score and the word itself on a double word score.  It’s great when a plan comes together!  For a long time we have been playing with one fewer of the letter “i” than we were supposed to have!  It  surfaced yesterday under the seat cushion.

Since it was such a drizzly, rainy day, Jerry also went online and checked out the ferry schedule from Seattle to my cousin’s house in Port Orchard, a suburb of Seattle. He has the route all figured out.  He knows which ferry we will take and its departure times as well.  He likes to be prepared well in advance.

Since I have not had the opportunity to take any good photos today, I am going to show a few of Bellingham, WA that I got from the internet.  (Thank you, Google)harbor at Bellingham

This is the harbor of Bellingham, with Mt. Baker in the background.  The city is about 30 miles west of Mt. Baker (10,778′). In addition, it is about 100 miles north of Seattle and about 21 miles south of the Canadian border.Bellingham harbor

There’s nothing as beautiful as sunset on the of subdued excitement

I guess that this is the town of BellinghamThis is a map of the Bellingham area.







  1. mary lea wallace said:

    Yummy salmon quiche! Send recipe, please. Won’t be too hard to leave AK with beautiful WA to look forward to. ;-}

  2. Tom and Gloria White said:

    If you want to spare the expense of the ferry boat ride you can continue through Seattle going to Tacoma going over onto Hiway 16 to the Narrows Bridge with is free. This will bring you to the Kitsap Peninsula where we live. Are you plans to be here on the 17th or the 18th???? Tom and Gloria

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