Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hello, Everyone!

Dear Readers,  Walt and I are skipping across the pond to England for a week!  I'm so excited, I have never been abroad and to quote my son, "The trip I have waited for my entire life!"

I doubt I will have access to  computers and whatnot, but you never know.  Otherwise, I will take lots of pictures and post upon my return.  In the meantime,  take care while I am gone and I shall see you when I get back.

Tea and crumpets here I come!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

And Now for Something Completely Different

Walt and I went to see Jersey Boys in New York!  What a hoot!  It was an amazing musical (and I really don't like musicals much).  But, aside from that tidbit, after the show, I waited by the stage door and collected an autograph or two, screaming like a teenager from the 50's, as opposed to being in my fifties.  Anyway, I took some pictures of New York and here they be.

The Autograph!
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The ticket and Playbill

The Marquee

Saturday, June 8, 2013

I've Been Lazy!

I've been so lazy with the slow process of healing.  I was able to see the surgeon this week and while he gave me two thumbs up, he acknowledged that I was going to be tired feeling for a while and sore for about three months.  Other than that, though, I feel fit as a fiddle!

I would like to fill in a little more back story on my second year in the bush.  First, November of that year, I remarried.  No, not an Alaskan.  Women ask me all of the time if it is true that the male/female ratio is more favorable in Alaska.  It is.  But instead I married an old friend, Walt, who was living in New Jersey which is how I migrated from Ohio.  We have been married three and a half years and it has been a good thing.

Second, I spent part of that school year working in Fairbanks.  Allow me to sum that up: I LOVE Fairbanks.  It is a college town that is immensely diverse and filled with lots of things to do, panoramic views and some of the nicest people I have ever met.  Over thirty languages are spoken in the Fairbanks schools.  The two also boasts two military bases and I had the extreme pleasure of working with some of the children at Ft. Wainwright.  Nice nice kids!

Fairbanks, Alaska

I will try to add some more photos from Fairbanks later.