Wednesday, June 15, 2011


 Just returned home. Ah, you could say we were snacking our way across Alaska. Pretty hard to make a salad when your eating out of the cooler, right? The whole trip was a blast, the interior is like a whole different world.Tons of deciduous  trees with blooming wild flowers and huge rivers cutting across the vast landscape. Bought this hair tie in Nenana, an Athabascan Village on the Tanana River.( the artists name is Connie Stevens, not the movie star), I love it because of the traditional rose motif and the white reminded me of the paper birch that is everywhere.

We went to Chena Hot Springs and soaked in the steaming rock pool. Spent time hiking and being chased out of the woods by swarms of hungry mosquitoes! I really fell in love with Alaska again, the long stretches of roads with nothing but wilderness that just goes on and on.  I am glad to be home now and out of the tent. The old bones don't like the hard ground but it's so worth it to experience the road trip...


  1. Welcome Home Kate. Guess that explains why your Gallery was closed when we came by. Irene, Sandy and I were going to stop in on our way back from Soldotna. Sounds like you had a great time. You could have brought the Sun back with you though. Happy Beading...Char

  2. Sounds like you had a great trip and it's always nice to get away! Now get back to beading something else beautiful for us to drool over!