Day two of sunshine out back, and now I’m just showing off— two sitting out days in a row! Had to miss golf w David for a commitment, but not bad, and outings to come. Also: Remember, when you read a story, or just about any published item, those words are very carefully selected, and there is a neat geometry there, or at least a careful architecture (or sometimes a strange mix of editor and author, but that’s beyond me…though I respect the strange). And I read some neat stories: Incl one very brief one called Thank You For The Light that I’d been waiting months to read and was as good as I’d hope, then one called Why Don’t You Dance that the movie Everything Must Go dramatizes a scene from (and builds from there)— both stories smack like hammers on a bumper.
And that raven wanted the last of my 2012 salmon. It was a waiting game! I’ll enjoy these days while they’re here!
Sethwms: Yup, for a couple more weeks anyway— if it’s sunny will be at the Oar House beach tomorrow for after work outing (might end up just me fishing!)— feel free to stop by!
Pics from my younger brother’s visit out west. Some chilly water in Feb but was awesome. Not pictured: me getting beat at Carcassonne a lot and not accepting any instruction. Or the insane cheese steak he ordered. USS Midway. Etc. So happy he could make it out.
“Huell visits the charming little town of Gustavus, the internationally recognized “Gateway to Glacier Bay National Park”.”
From my several posts you can tell I’m a big Huell Howser fan— he’s taught a lot of people about a lot of places! Well I’d really like to also see ‘Jay Hammond’s Alaska’ (a show from a couple decades back)— by one of Alaska’s greatest, the remarkable fourth governor of the state (and another fellow Marine). The Alaska State Library has them on VHS, and I emailed them (from a helpful tip) to see if they can also transfer to DVD, or possibly share them online for all Alaskans to see— hopefully so.
Btw to answer Huell’s question about how many people live in Gustavus, ~450. Here’s a profile of the city’s pop as of the 2010 Census.
Spent a couple days in Gustavus once— a great, peaceful town— but of all things, I haven’t golfed there! To be honest I’d rather see some fishing, though I do love some Alaska golf.
No goes at surfing this trip, but did hit some golf balls in the sunshine. Wonderful. Came back to a windy and rainy Juneau— home! Planning to start an ice skating class this week to make myself a little better-suited for it.
Greens we have in Juneau— so crazy— I’m all about rough greens and “pasture golf,” but I don’t understand this one— the guy mowed Half the green… Half. An apparently perfect Half. I have no idea why— all I can figure is someone rang a dinnerbell. So bizarre. Not as Twin Peaksish as the fish obstructions though— one time had one right up on the edge of the fairway— I always say the best would be to find one still alive on the green of the sixth hole.
Had never heard the term “news fast” until this morning— a great idea, so off to golf and no talk of news. Funny thing: Last week I hit one into a ditch and found it laying on top of a dying salmon haha. Will see— I got skunked on two fish outings this weekend already— maybe I just need to go golfing to get a fish.