Good morning to all of you on this Sunday morning. We've had two-days of heavy rain and Saturday morning we woke up to termination dust on the mountain tops in our valley. A wee bit early and heavy lake fog this morning. The U.S. Navy and Marines are in Seward this weekend, aboard the US Navy quick reaction troop carrier.
Morning fog has now lifted off and it is one beautiful day here 'in the neighborhood'. You may or may not have heard but Tom Hanks is playing Mr. Rogers, a new movie about the famous child series star. Could be a winner, though even in makeup Hanks really doesn't resemble Mr. Rogers, but wears his famous red sweater.
Hello. A very good morning to all of you from us here at Moose Pass. Woke up and thought all the smoke had returned to our valley, but it ended up being a thick layer of lake fog. Today is just beautiful once the fog lifted. Expecting termination dust to hit us anytime soon, just never knows it were to have early winter or late.
Greetings to All: A couple days ago the smoke from the Swan Lake Fire was so bad I couldn't see the end of the driveway, but then a strong breeze came up and emptied the valley of the smoke. We've had rain and wind since then and no more smoke problem. Winds have forced the fire back on itself, at least in our fire.
Greetings to all you nice people out there in our E-mail universe. First off, today is Joshua Troy Casselman's birthday, he is our youngest son and works for the FBI in Washington D.C.. He will also be getting married next month to Jenny, his long term lady-friend who we like very much. They make a wonderful couple. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SON!!!!!
Hello Everyone. According to the news, Alaska has over 250-fires burning, with the largest being in Denali Park. The Swan Lake/Skilak Lake fire is the one closest to us, but our only problem is the constant smoke. On Wednesday, the 21st, we were hit pretty hard with the smoke because of no wind and I believe it was the worst smoke we've had in my 42 years in Alaska.
This special journal is for all you former Alaskans who might be concerned with all the wildfires that have recently broken out here in Alaska.
Hello to all family and friends. Our last few days have been a bit strange here in Moose Pass. Smoke came in real thick from what we suspect to be the Swan Lake Fire as new hot spots sprang up. Then the temperature sprang up to 95 degrees, pretty hot for us, but it was followed by quite a wind storm that got rid of the smoke for awhile.
Good Morning to you all. A bit smokey here today on Moose Pass, due to a fire that broke out about mile south of us. We had a Forest Service multi-engine aircraft buzzing our house for about an hour as it deployed smoke jumpers.
85 degrees and clear here in Moose Pass, but it sure feels warmer. Except for some small glaciers, which we have watched grow smaller over the years here, the last of the snow has disappeared from the tall peaks. That spell where we had 90 degree heat really caused a melt down, raising the creek and rivers to near flood stage and Trail Lake came up several feet.
A very good morning to you all. Was up earlier than usual, found it sprinkling, cloudy and coolish. But now the rain has ceased, but still cloudy. Drove into Seward yesterday for doctor's appointment, town was busy with a large cruise ship in town and a lot of people all about the town. Ran into an old friend I hadn't seen for a year or so, only to find out they are leaving Alaska for Texas to live with family.
"Oh what a beautiful morning", open line to the song sung on the movie "Oklahoma", the writer must've been think about an Alaskan summer. Well, it sure is right on the dot this morning. Skies are so blue and mostly cloudless. Wish you all could experience it. Of course I wouldn't ask any tourist to visit here in February, might be a bit chilly, but no bugs.
Good Morning to you all. Another foggy morning here in Moose Pass, but clearing away fast as temperatures rise.. Mostly everyone in the household still dealing with a bad bout of Bronchitis, Mona is on her 4th week and I'm on my second or third week of fighting the bug. Great-grandchildren now better and that's good. I hate to see the little ones sick, but keep them away from us so they don't re-catch it.
appy Tuesday! Rain has finally come to our valley and it appears the last of our smoke from the Swan Lake Fire has left us. Thank you, Lord! Mona has been very sick for the last week, but her fever broke finally and she is now working on getting her strength back. I started to get the bug, but all the medicines and vitamins I take seem to help out. All I got was the congestion and cough, but now on the mend. Patrick, Canaan's husband has flown south for his job in Oregon.
Good Morning to All: Cooler here this morning- thank you, Lord. Rain clouds hanging low, but so far no rain and a bit of a breeze is blowing. But no smoke visible, so maybe the fire is finally out.
Heard from Susan today, my earlier Editor, she is moving back down here in October, so I will have two editors- she and Ava. Ava has finished "Geronimo": and now working on "Indian Wars". I'll drop ship you both when she has finished the second one. I'm half-way through "Attack on Fort Bowie", which follows Indian Wars. Susan is still working on "Sandbox Wars", 3rd book in Apache Snow Trilogy and deals with the war in Afghanistan.
Good Afternoon from Moose Pass. Still smoky here and no breeze, but slightly better than a couple days ago. Been up 90 degrees in the shade, which is pretty unusual for Moose Pass, but expected to cool off soon...by midweek.
Hello: Greetings to you all on this very smokey morning. We seem to have bad forest fire burning on the flats between our mountains and Soldotna and the smoke has been making its way into our beautiful valley.
A very Good Morning on this Saturday Morning. Solstice has now come and gone and in about a week or so we will start losing our beautiful daylight hours as we head toward winter. Eventually, we will be losing 7-minutes a day of daylight, until December 21st and then it reverses.
A Very Good Morning to you all: Another beautiful sunny day here in Moose Pass, As a lot of you know, today in Mona's birthday. Added to the celebration is that today I received my first Social Security check. Now I know I'm old! So, I plan to take my wife out for a birthday dinner.
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL YOU DADS: Yes, another Father's Day has come around and as with Mother's Day, we use this event to celebrate our parents, our uncles, brothers and brothers-in-laws, sons, grandsons and cousins, nephews and grandfather's contributions into their children's lives.
Summer is such a beautiful season in Alaska, it simply makes the winters liveable. Another bright and early morning here, with the sun popping up at 4 a.m. and the sky clear of any clouds. Going to be another real nice day. This week the town of Moose Pass will be prepping for this coming weekend's annual Moose Pass Solstice Festival.
Good morning: A quiet day here in Moose Pass, looks like a chance of rain, which I hope holds off. Canaan, our granddaughter, has scheduled a work party here, inviting her young adult friends to help us complete numerous odd jobs. This is her second attempt. I know if it was me I would've planned a day at the beach instead.
Good Morning: 4 a.m. and a very windy day outside, expecting some more rain. Wind keeps the mosquitoes diving for cover, which is a good thing. We just celebrated Segan's 2nd birthday and she chose cream pies over a cake. For those of you not aware, she is our first great-granddaughter.
Hello to All: Clear skies, warming weather and another fine day here in Moose Pass. Yesterday was my journey to Anchorage to visit the Social Security Administration and begin that 4-month trail by combat. My first time back to Anchorage in about two years.
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