Monday, September 21, 2009

Today Tricia and I

got up early and caught a flight to Anchorage..........for lunch at Red Robins!! Now, now ladies, it really is no different than you driving an hour to say Seattle, or maybe St. Louis, or even San Francisco to have lunch with one of your friends. We just flew. We were back in Kotzebue by seven P.M.
We also drove by the home Stan and I owned when we lived in Anchorage, found the grade school the kids went to and drove all over Anchorage. My, how a city changes in 27 years. I recognized so many street names, but little of what was there. Occasionally I would see something I remembered from when we lived in Anchorage.
We also went to Costco and bought four pizzas and beer because Dave is having Sports afternoon at his house on Sunday. Kotzebue is a damp town, which means there is no alcohol sold here, but you can bring in a limited amount for personal consumption.
Yesterday, we went for a picnic on the beach.
This is an amazing picture I took of Kotzebue Sound. It is hard to tell where the water ends and the sky begins.

Tricia's friend Kathy built a raging hot fire for us, using pallets from the store.

While we waited for the fire to burn down, Ben and his friends were entertaining themselves with rocks. You know the boy thing with rocks and water.

Finally the fire burned down enough for us to roast our hot dogs. It was still very hot, I was trying to avoid the heat, yet get my hot dog cooked.

After the hot dogs, there were s'mores.


My son in law David had to opportunity to baptize my grandson Ben during the Church Service!!


Therese said...

Looks like you are having a great time! Congratulations to Ben! How exciting for him!

Grandma Elsie said...

How good to spend time with your daughter and revisit your old home in the meantime.
But the best thing on your blog to me. is your grandson being baptized.
I know that made grandma's heart happy.

Debby said...

Sounds like a great trip. With the icing on the cake being the baptism. So glad you got to visit before they move since it seems to be a unique place. Unique to Alaska anyway. I'd like to go back and visit.

Katidids said...

Oh how wonderful! I love it when we have paptism's at church...I always cry, silly right? I just moves me to see someone make the greatest choice they could! What and gift this trip has been!

FalkFamily said...

Congrats Ben! That's fantastic!

Gina said...

Wow. Dave got to do it? That is special.

You probably could have burried your hot dog in the hot rocks and had good results....
Did Trish eat a hot dog?

Frizzy said...

Congratulations! What a very special day and celebration in deed. I want to hang with you on the beach and look out over that water. Amazing!

bringing up boys said...

What a testament to be able to baptize your own son into the family of Christ! I love that man!
did you go to Creekside Park Elementary or Wonder Park Elementary?

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Gramma 2 Many said...

Trish ate a hotdog!!!!


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