Friday, August 20, 2010

9-days of WILD Adventure

Great guests and a little sunshine can really make or break a trip. I had the privilege of guiding 14 people across this state. It was my last trip of the season and I could not have asked for anything better!

Here's the trip description. Not too long and not too short, it is the perfect Alaskan sampler. Some trip/life highlights were:

*Seeing a pod of orcas
*Spotting a wolf RIGHT next to our bus
*Denali showing herself for a glorious morning drive out of Kantishna.
*Flight-seeing around the mountain
I am yet again, humbled by the beauty of this incredible land. What an opportunity to be able to share it with some genuinely great people who, I think, completely appreciated what they saw.

In other news, things are swimming right along here. It's mid-August!!!! Everyone at camp is going through the seasonal freak-out of "What do I do THIS winter?" I feel much more at ease this time around and am still avidly searching for opportunities in Colorado. If anything, this will amount to an epic road trip across the U.S. and more great photo ops :) Mom is potting away and getting ready for her debut at the Art Craft Exposition in Chicago in a week or so. She's under Sandy Miller in "Emerging Artists" If anyone's in the area, swing by! It's a pretty big to-do.

My little sister left her teens yesterday and officially turned 20. Obviously, next year is the big year in her mind but hey, another year and she's only got a few more tattoos. Looks like it's going to be a fun year at Kent.

So, the trees are turning, we've had our first sunshine in the last 33 days of rain, and I saw a brown bear on the river today. Sounds like a great night for a beer by the Kenai.

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