Each click of the camera catching a slightly different view of an unbelievable wilderness.
My mind was going back 100 years --- or more –and wondering just how it was that anyone survived crossing this area –not to mention living there, especially through the harsh and brutal winter months.
Rugged doesn’t begin to describe the terrain.
Foreboding may be a better adjective.
But majestic in its beauty....in every direction!.
Glaciers ---thousands of years old
At this point it’s hard to believe that July was coming to a close and we were moving head on into August. EVERYTHING is snow-capped and ice-covered.
After 9pm at night!
We left the airport after gathering all of our luggage, and retrieving our rental car ---first stop after such a long flight? FOOD! I have never been so hungry in my life! That’s the way it is on domestic flights. I an get to Ireland quicker, cheaper, and have two meals on the plane in the course of that 6.5 hour flight. Fly nearly 8 hours to Alaska…and you are lucky if you have been handed a bag of peanuts.
The scenery changes as we drive south toward Seward, cutting off to make our way to Soldotna.
It’s now about 10pm ---blue skies, some ethereal looking clouds…and DAYLIGHT!
Pass one mountain, and there is another, and another and another behind it in never ending succession.
James Taylor is playing on my ipod through the rental car’s sound system, and I am singing to stay awake ---how many more miles to go?
It’s about 2-1/2 hours to Sterling where we were meeting with Cheri from the Kenai Peninsula Quilters ---she was waiting for us to guide us to where our remote little cabin was ready and waiting ---
The road stretched out before us and we felt like we were the only ones on it.
Our own private Alaska!
This, folks is Alaska at 10:30pm!
There is no flash on this photo – editing or enhancements either ---
I am so excited to start teaching classes and meeting the quilters who have gathered from far and wide from all over this beautiful state.
Today’s class is Bow-Dacious….BRING ON THE SCRAPS! We will be making little 4 patch bowties – and I hope swapping strips and building our variety and having a great time at it.
The Hubster is heading out on his guided fishing adventure while I teach ---tonight is my lecture & trunkshow – entertainment must be hard to come by here, it’s been publicized on the radio and in the newspaper. LOL! I’m hoping for a good turn out ---I’ve brought 100 lbs of quilts to share, hoping to inspire folks to dig in to what they have and make great scrap quilts!
Have a great Friday, everyone! Welcome to August!