Seldovia, Alaska: I just wrote a long interesting description of the last week, and the connection shut down and everything was lost. I tried to the recover post and everything, but it's totally gone. So, I'll just recap now because I'm getting picked up shortly and will probably not be back online for awhile.
Greetings from beyond the end of the road. Homer, Alaska is described as the end of the road, so because we are across the bay from Homer, we are beyond the end of the road. Seldovia is a small former Russian fishing village of about 300 friendly folks and at least that many dogs. As we are being introduced to people, we also meet their dogs, and we are trying to not only remember the human's names, but also the dog's names, and who belongs to who! We met Harry, Tisha, Sully, Moxie, Panda and quite a few other hairy individuals on Monday night, but haven't quite matched them all up with their human owners yet.
We've had an evening meal at the local cafe, a meal at our son's place, a meal at our RV, and a meal at the B&B where our son's girlfriend's parents are staying as they also visit the kids in their northern paradise. We have been out to the kids' property and have helped clear brush and burn it. And we have gotten jobs! Yup, we are the new campground hosts at the Wilderness RV Park in Seldovia. No electricity and no running water, but a view of spruce trees, often decorated with an eagle or two sitting on the tip top of the branches, the ocean, and the mountains off in the distance, including Augustine and a couple of other volcanos.
The grandsons, the kid formerly known as The Redhead, and The Dude, have been in young boy heaven. What can be better than a beach of billions of rocks to throw into the ocean, miles of trails to follow through the trees, and hundreds of salmon to be caught from the bridge in town. Every piece of clothing they have along is wet and dirty, and there are no laundry facilities in town! If the sun stays out this afternoon, grandma will have to attempt to wash some things by hand and hang them out to dry. It's been cool and rainly so far, so nothing that has gotten wet has dried.
We are having a wonderful time and hope you will all forgive us for our minimal contact. We have to go "out the road" to a hilltop in order to find cell connection, and I am only online because son's galfriend invited me to her work place for a little while. We will try to connect more often, and will share pictures and stories as we get the chance! Until then, I'll close with Seldovia's motto, JUST ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE!