04 August 2014

The Weekend

Ours was busy, but good.

On Saturday, we got up early, got the oil & differential fluids changed in the truck, did some grocery shopping, cleaned a little, and drove to Big Lake.

Big Lake, with Mt. Foraker, Mt. Hunter, and Mt. McKinley on the horizon (click to enlarge)

This gave me a chance to get the new-to-us Explorer into 4WD for a bit, as we followed an ATV trail for a bit. Had to make sure everything worked okay, ya know? :) After a round trip of roughly 150 miles, it's safe to say the truck meets our expectations, and we can take longer trips without worry.

Yesterday, we cleaned the rest of the house, grilled a bunch of turkey burgers (beer & brat mustard, some local seasonings, and BBQ sauce mixed in - yum!), went to the wife's summer company picnic, and then back home to watch a couple of movies.

Oh - what longer trips?  We're thinking about taking the Alaska ferry from Whittier to Kodiak Island. It'll be nice to take the new truck along, so we can explore Kodiak in our own vehicle.

I hope all y'all had a good weekend, too. Thanks for stopping by.


Cathy said...

All that pure Alaska water and scenery.
Looks pretty good from fetid water/flat Toledo.
Water is back on.
Now we've just got 'flat' to deal with ;)

Rev. Paul said...

Cathy, Alaska looks better than most places, IMHO. :)

Glad to hear that you've got water again; can't help you much with the "flat" part ... although all y'all are welcome to come visit.

Chickenmom said...

'Hope you stopped to do a bit of fishing on that nice lake!

Rev. Paul said...

Not this time, ma'am.

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

It sounds to me like you and your sweet wife had a nice weekend.

We did some good old fishing, and relaxing. That is in between working in the garden and enjoying some good food :-)

Rev. Paul said...

It all sounds good, Sandy. :)

Old NFO said...

Carry something that starts in .44 if you go to Kodiak! And the Best Western Kodiak is where we always stayed (used to be known as the Westwind). Decent rooms, okay bar.

Rev. Paul said...

Absolutely, NFO. And that agrees with everyone else about the choice of lodging, too.

armedlaughing said...

You had me at brat mustard!


Rev. Paul said...

I know, Guffaw - they're SO good!