My friend

My friend
Chief Reynard Faber, Chief of the Apache Nation, New Mexico and the Great, Great Grandson of the Great Warchief Geronimo

Early morning over Sixmile Lake

Early morning over Sixmile Lake
Beautiful Morning

Monday, August 20, 2018

My thoughts 8/20/18 Monday 8:03 pm

It's been pouring rain all day and I was installing a new tv, as I was screwing the cable from my antenna in, I over twisted it and broke it. My luck, I have spare cables but, it is a real job to lower the pole the antenna is on and not very easy in the pouring rain on a metal roof. So, I decided a quiet night would be in order. In preparation for my trip I went online to look the Adirondack area over. I could see myself living there. {maybe!} Check this out.
                                                                       Beautiful

                                                     This is my kind of kitchen
                                           A couple of living rooms I could get used to
                                                     Actually, I like this one better
                                                            Beautiful, ain't it?
                                           This view of Lake Pleasant, you gotta love.
I haven't been feeling myself lately. Just feeling down in the dumps and I seem to be bored all the time, the more I look at the real estate in the Adirondacks, I feel like it's calling me. Then I think about not seeing my sister, niece, nephews for 25 years and never meeting their children. Will I miss something great coming back to Alaska and possibly not seeing them again? Definitely something to think about. Who knows, maybe I will find love there, LOL. If only. It's 9:15 pm pouring rain and very quiet, I must do this again. Perhaps, I will start writing poetry again. Many years ago being in the Bush with nobody around, no tv, no villages to visit and no visitors, it helped me to think better and to write. I don't remember if I had ever shared my writings with you but, I will tonight.


                                                                "ONE MAN'S VIEW"


                                  I am not a highly educated man but, I am also not without knowledge
                                  I am a man without many possessions but, I make do with what I have
                                  I am not without anger but, I circumvent it with sympathy
                                  I am not without prejudice but, I defeat it with compassion
                                  I do not deafen my ears and only hear what I want to hear
                                  I do not close my eyes and see only what I want to see
                                  I understand those who think differently
                                  But, to them I do not defend nor offend
                                  Because, we must live our own life and answer for it in the end

                                                   This is an original writing by me.

I wrote this about 30 years ago when I was a Winter caretaker at my very first lodge. I have never shared the photos that I had there, it was before digital cameras and computers for me. I will try to get them on my computer and share them. Just so you know, this was a very special time in my life.

                         So, I will end here and hope someone reads it and enjoy my writings.

                                                                        So long

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Road trip to Denali Highway....8/11/2018 Part2

                                                Starting on the second part of the trip
                                   I believe this is the Susitna River or it could be the Brushkana River. Sorry forgot.








Another long lonely stretch

Looking Good


This is one of the many parking areas for Hunters and fishermen/women



This a very nice field of flowers
                                   
This reminds me of the song "it's a long, long, road"



Christmas on the Denali Highway


One of the few bridges on the Highway
Don't know this guy
You don't find many private residences along this highway. Real estate is very expensive.



"WHEW" getting closer

That's a Glacier in the far background




More hunters, this is a big time for hunting, everyone here is hunting for their Winter meat


I'm not sure if this place is being used, built or abandoned. I sure wouldn't mind having it.




Now I am getting tired, sitting here posting. LOL








The Paxon Lodge. Finally, the end of the Highway
I took a few minutes to look and remember back many years when I wanted to make some money and got a job there washing dishes and bussing. It was a fun Summer, did a lot of fishing. The good old days.
Here we take a right turn on the Richardson Highway and head to the Town of Glennallen. That's my cellphone on the dash.
This is Paxon Lake, not sure how big it is but, I'm going to estimate about 10-15 miles long and 1-2 miles across. This is a big lake. It has every species fish you can think of.
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Can you believe it?
This is a beautiful lake. I will come back sometime and spend a few days fishing.
Found this cool little waterfall along the highway




Paxon River


Snow top mountain
Matanuska Glacier


OK, we're done and I am on the way home. I didn't take photos of Glennallen because, I was tired, hungry and just wanted to get home. So, I hope you enjoy part 2. 

I want to take a moment to thank my buddy "OLD JOHN" for donating the wood from 2 trees he had cut down....Thanks John