February, ok, now where was I?

18 Feb

I and Mr. just returned from what felt like the longest journey ever. I calculated that my rear-end spent 7000 miles in a vehicle seat since Thanksgiving. I really enjoy road trips and recall thinking last summer that it would be fun to do a Road Trip! For a Road Trip so un-planned and spontaneous, it sure ribboned outward- on and on- over hill and dune, sometimes backwards even.
We tried to visit some small and large peony growers along the way and we didn’t pass by a harbor with out checking out the docks and boats. We had no idea of the destruction caused by the Japanese tsunami on the west coast. We just hadn’t fully absorbed the reality of it at the time. The coastal towns are slowly moving toward recovery and rebuilding.   But far too slowly.  Far too slowly for a nation such as the one we all like to think we live in.Road trip 2013 316 Road trip 2013 245

One Response to “February, ok, now where was I?”

  1. Diane Reiner February 19, 2013 at 5:07 am #

    Hi Michelle!
    You have been on my mind a lot lately, because next month it will be 20 years since I visited Alaska and met you at our “Alaska Women of the Wilderness” weekend. We were good about corresponding for quite awhile after, and I think our last exchange was holiday messages several years ago. I still think of you fondly, and cherish the gifts you gave me then–the cup you’d made with the Homer Spit and Kachemak Bay painted on, and the eagle feather that still sits on my little alter.

    I’ve been thinking about returning to the Kenai Peninsula sometime soon to re-energize myself with its incredible beauty and delicious seafood. So today I searched you out on the internet, thinking I’d find information about you and White Earth Tile. Instead I learned that you now grow beautiful peonies! I read your blog and really enjoyed it–I love the high tunnel, and I share your feelings about pit bulls! It sounds like life has been going well for you, and I admire your fortitude in being a farmer.

    And I wonder if you will be around toward the end of May. I’m thinking of visiting my son in Japan around the second and third week of May, and then stopping off in Anchorage for a drive down toward Homer. If you will be around then it will be great to visit with you and catch up on life. And perhaps I could help you pull some weeds, or do something else useful if the snow is off the ground by then.

    So please let me know if you’ll be around. I’m working on using frequent flyer miles for the trip, and will probably book something fairly soon. And seeing you as part of the trip would be the icing on the cake, so to speak!

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