Thursday, April 19, 2012

Walking the Dike Trail

This last week we have had glorious weather here in Juneau.  People are walking, jogging, biking everywhere I turn.  With the sun out we have joined the people in enjoying the outdoors.

The Dike Trail is down the street from us and that makes it convenient  to go for walks and run our dog Rosco. That's my son running in the field, not our dog. But you probably figured that out.

 The mountains in the background are on Douglas Island.  When the tide is low you could swear that you could just walk over.  I hear there are some deep mud areas that if you tried you could get your boots swallowed.

Can you believe that this is the mouth to the Gastineau Channel which leads to the ocean.  This tree, which is huge, finally lost hold of it's sandy foundation and toppled over.

Behind the home's (bottom) is the Mendenhall Glacier.  The photograph doesn't give you the feeling of it's immense size.  It is amazing!

This is the view from the beginning of the trail.  One day my son will want to walk further down and we can share the rest of the trail.  But for now he likes to stop here and run in the sand and play on the fallen tree.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Snowball's at the Mendenhall Glacier

As the Pastor began his sermon the entire congregation watched the sun shine spread across the snow laden tree's.  I should explain that behind the Pastor are these great expansive windows so everyone could enjoy the excitement of the possibility of a sunny day.  Pastor Dye mentioned the sun shine and a member of the congregation said "shhhhh".  Laughter was in every pew.  Pastor Dye mentioned, in a fun way, that we could put superstition aside in the Lords house.  More laughter.

While this video is a little long, maybe a little boring, this is how we tried to catch the sun at the Mendenhall Glacier.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Mini Snow Pile Sledding

Yesterday the sun peeked through the typical Juneau haze which made for a great day to play outside.  After Oliver played on his snow pile we took our friend, Little J (16 months) out on his adorable little sled.  It was chilly and so nice to get out in the sun.  This snow pile has been created by shoveling the driveway.  It's a pretty good size pile don't you think!  Talk about a good workout ( :

Friday, January 27, 2012

A Heavy Snow


Derron scooping up that snowI woke up to one foot of snow this morning!  With more snow falling.  This is at 7am this morning.  My boys had to get up early to clear the snow berm that the street cleaners threw up.  It was huge!  The site of that was actually what made me get the kids out of bed to start clearing.  When I saw these two people walking by the house  and realized that I couldn’t see their legs; I knew that I better go out and check to see how high the snow was.

The entire family started shoveling.  Definitely a invigorating morning.Shovel, shovel, Max.