Today is the 2nd day of the Anchorage conference. Our booth is next to our sister company, BookShark, and the 4 of us have been having a good time, though there hasn't been much time for sightseeing. We do have weekend off, so I'm hoping the weather will be clear enough to get some nice pictures. I would love to see the Northern Lights but I don't know how likely that is. We'll see!
Thursday, April 17, 2014
So far the weather has been mostly overcast, so it's hard to appreciate what must be spectacular scenery on sunny days. On Tuesday I traveled with the Book Shark reps to Soldotna, which is about a 3-hour drive from Anchorage. We were at the curriculum fair there yesterday. It ended at 5:00 and we drove back to Anchorage after that. The curriculum fair here is a 2-day event.
And the adventure continues!
Monday, April 14, 2014
You see the green trees through the window? That's what the view from any window ought to be in mid-April. Enough of the slush and snow, for cryin' out loud! Duluth and Denver oughta be ashamed!
Would love to linger in the Seattle springtime, but I'm only here for a couple hours today. Headed on north for my Alaska adventure in an hour or so. Traveling by myself today. I'll keep you posted.
Laura and I got home from Minnesota yesterday afternoon just in time for the first performance of the Passion Play of Denver, which Laura is in this year. They will be performing every night this week but last night was the only chance I had to go. They did a great job. It was very moving, as it should be.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Waiting for our flight back to Denver from Duluth via Minneapolis. There are a total of 4 gates at this little airport, with 6 flights out today... and not very many people for "people-watching" purposes! Duluth is chilly, damp, and gray in the spring, based on my experience this week.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Sunday, April 6, 2014
The calendar says it's spring, but we've learned you can't always go by that in the mountains. We've been turned back by snow-covered roads on early spring drives in Idaho, so we weren't sure what to expect. However, most of the mountain roads in Idaho are Forest Service roads. There are more "main highways" traversing the mountains in Colorado, even though the altitude is higher, so we didn't run into any difficulties on this trip.
We are looking forward to summer when the camping and hiking areas will be accessible.