Sunday, May 29, 2005
Chena Hot Springs Aurora Ice Hotel
We camped two days. Toured the ice hotel created by famous ice sculptor Steve Brice. Impressive work. It's between 15 to 20 degrees inside. After the tour when we walked back outside the wind hit our faces and literally felt like a warm blast from a furnace. It was 60 degrees outside!
I bought a new carry all.
Out with the old, in with the new. My husband did the laundry and he bleached my Sonlight bag. Sonlight was what I used to homeschool for preschool. Now my old bag is ruined, the blue bleached to a disgusting brown, so he bought me a new one. It's bigger and it's better! Only thing is, I always imagined a fellow Sonlight curriculum user would see my bag and then I figured we'd talk and yak, and it never happened. Threw away my Sonlight bag to make space for my new one.
The next day I met and chatted with the librarian while I was moseying around for books. She said she homeschools too. What curriculum do you think she was using? Yeah. Sonlight!
After Denali we cruised two or two and a half hours up to Fairbanks. Anchorage stunk. It's just a big American city - half of the state's population resides in and around Anchorage - but Fairbanks is smaller. It's nice. Its population is around 70,000 compared to Anchorage's 350,000. Hmm. I can't remember anything special about Fairbanks right now. They have a Wal-Mart and Fred Meyers. Heh. We did all our shopping there. They have outlets in the parking lot and we noticed lots of vehicles have extension cords with electrical plugs hanging out the front grill. You know why? Because winter is SO cold they have to plug their cars in in order to keep them warm while they do their shopping.
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Sunday, May 22, 2005
Saturday, May 21, 2005
Hi! We're having a wonderful time and I want so much to write but my time is out now. I had to re-download all my programs and I forgot my Blogspot username. Sheesh. I will write soon. Love to bsyhomescholmom, and Fox, and Leia and my other girlfriends. I haven't logged on much and haven't visited the Loom or much of anywhere online yet... Isn't it fortuitous though? I'm logging onto my blog exactly one month since my last entry. That's weird, but cool. And, I did a scalp wash today. No small feat in a 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 foot tub. Up here in Alaska, there are lots of women my age who don't color their hair. I don't stand out at all. There aren't too many girly-girls either.