Tuesday, November 9, 2010

We did it

We have a new home.  Closed on Friday, and are busy getting things painted and furniture ordered.  Right now, we are staying in our RV in the driveway until the paint fumes are gone.


518 Valley Dr

Kerrville, TX 78028-2842


John & Kathleen


Description: boyd 42 phaeton (15)


Tuesday, August 31, 2010

518 Valley Dr, Kerrville

Well, we did it. Verbal agreement and just waiting for the sellers to
actually initial the changes and get the paperwork back to us. House is 3
Bed, 2 Bath | 2,578 Sq Ft on 0.52 Acres (22,651 Sq Ft Lot). Closing Date is
set for Oct 26, which gives us time to make our loop through Clarksville,
Reno, Petaluma, and back here with all of the stuff currently in storage.
We'll get our inspections this week before we head out. We will have to do
a little re-painting and staining woodwork, maybe change some carpet and get
furniture ordered and delivered. However, we can live in the RV in the
driveway while that is going on.

We're excited and looking forward to putting some roots down here in

John & Kathleen

Monday, August 9, 2010

Dawson Creek, BC

We came down the Alaskan Highway backwards, and this is the beginning of it.
Wednesday, we head for Banff, Calgary, and then back to the US.

John & Kathleen

Sunday, August 1, 2010


Has anyone seen Sgt. Preston? We're in his part of the world. Does anybody remember the name of his dog? Does anybody remember that old radio show? Does anybody remember sitting and listening to the radio? Don't think anyone "sits and listens" to anything anymore!! We had a nice drive here...saw a moose chowing down at a roadside pond; saw some swans aswimming and some beautiful ethereal landscapes. Stayed last night at Destruction Bay and tonight here in Whitehorse. Tonight's better than last night; better hook-ups. Best yet - the SUN IS OUT!!! The drive is getting better. Those "frost heaves" are ferocious! No matter how slowly you approach them everything flies!! All our clothes keep winding up in a heap on the floor of the closet; we've lost glasses and opening the refrigerator is dangerous duty. Jars fly out and break - olives, fruit, etc. And prints have fallen off the wall and shattered.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Well, I haven't been at all good about posting to the blog. I post to Facebook, but loading photos to the blog was getting really irritating, so I stopped. Lately, with our internet connections, loading to FB has been equally so. I see John has been keeping you all up to date. Rather than go back and try to postdate entries, I am just going to make an Alaska album and post that. Assuming anyone reads this, I hope that is okay. Let me know!! Today was a "take it easy" day. We frittered away the morning and visited the University of Alaska Botanical Garden and Experiment Farm. Then had a late lunch/dinner at a strip mall Thai restaurant. DELICIOUS!!! We always have good luck with local Thai, Vietnamese and Indian restaurants. Doesn't matter where we are. Much better than chain restaurants!! And safer than local "American" restaurants... By the way, these cabbages are about 3 feet across. Make a heck of a coleslaw!!

Santaland RV, North Pole, Alaska

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Shuttle Bus ride at Denali

WOW! We just returned from an 8 hour bus ride into the Denali Park. We saw
Moose, Grizzlies, Dahl Sheep, Caribou, a wolf, an Artic Fox, Ground
Squirrel, a Grizzly with her cub, and more moose. Fantastic day.

Tomorrow, we head for Fairbanks.

John & Kathleen

Sunday, July 25, 2010

White Water Rafting in Denali

Fantastic afternoon. We had dry suits, so the water didn't get to us.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Helicopter Flightseeing

This afternoon, we flew up to the Yanert Glacier on a helicopter. It was
amazing to see how 'dirty' the bottom of the glacier was. I thought of
glaciers as being clean and white. Not so. Lots of dirt and rocks picked
up by the glacier as it moves

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Denali, Alaska

Nice drive into Denali today, although it was cloudy and foggy all the way.
Would have been nice to see more of the mountains

Friday, July 16, 2010

Evening along the Alaskan Highway

Stopped for the night along the Alaskan Highway. On our way to Anchorage

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Alaskan Highway

Wednesday, 7/14, we started our drive up the Alaskan Highway, stopping for
the night at Destruction Bay, Yukon Territory. We'll drive on to Tok, AK