Eagle River Weather

Monday, September 20, 2010

Camping Birthdays, Yurt Washing, Homer Trip

One of Leo's friends had a camping trip birthday party. Nicki was working so I took the 2 little one's solo. I was a bit nervous, but I had plenty of help from the other families in entertaining Leo. Here is Kaya enjoying some light reading and getting extra head layers from her brother.

We took advantage of the nice weather and gave the yurt its annual wash. Mild soap, washcloths, a mop at the end of a long stick, and a spray down with the hose was all it took. Here's Nicki making yurt washing look oh so good!

During a visit to Homer this past weekend we received a healthy mix of fog and sunshine. Here we are all bundled up on the beach.

An eagle decided to pose for us.

Nicki captured a sweet sunset shot on our last evening there.

Speaking of sunsets, it's harvest moon and equinox on the same day this year. Hope for clear skies!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fair, Berries, 7 months, Lakes, and Birthdays

We made our yearly trip to the fair and were pleased to have a nice sunny day, a rarity this summer. We watched the lumberjacks and the horse acrobats, rode ponies and rides, and got to see big vegetables. One of the new highlights this year was seeing the dog weight pull competition. Leo even got to ride in the cart the dogs were pulling. (Leo not in this picture.)

There have been a lot of people complaining about the poor yield in blueberries this year. Not if you know where to find them :) (hint: hike in a couple of miles)

Kaya is 7 months old and is beginning to develop some personality. Here is crazy Kaya.

We found a new lake to paddle on. Fire Lake in eagle river is a great place to watch the float planes land and take off, have a picnic on the island, and muck around in the canoe.

Nicki's Birthday is tomorrow. Hold on pal, that cake is for her.