Friday, June 27, 2008

White Water Rafting

We went white water rafting in Denali park. I have always wanted to go and even my mom has always wanted to go. We were only on a class 2 & 3 trip and we did not paddle. These photos are from class 3 rapids. Definitely a great first time trip but I would love to try the class 3 & 4 levels next. They had a photographer there to take photos and these are just a few. We had a blast! Amber, me, my mom, Gina are up front.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Trip to Valdez

We drove to Valdez to go halibut fishing. When we got there, we found out that there were going to be 6 ft swells and 25 mph winds out on the ocean come Wed. morning, which is the day we had scheduled our trip. Needless to say that our trip was canceled so the next morning we drove back to Fairbanks. It's about a 7 hour drive {both ways}.
On our way down to Valdez, we stopped a lot to take pictures. Below is just a shot of snow capped mountains. It was a long but beautiful drive.
Glacier that we stopped at. Very cool. We hiked up to the bottom of it.

Horseshoe waterfall.

My dad at a different waterfall

This is the closest we came to fish...

The harbor in Valdez.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Photo's to share

Just thought I'd share some photos....
Gina, Me, My mom, Amber

Chena River {We took the Riverboat ride}

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Alaska Bound

Tomorrow I leave for Alaska. My mom is going with me this time and I have 2 cousins who will also be there the same time. It should definitely be interesting. It will be my first time fishing up there too. Can you believe all these years, I have never been fishing while I was there. Anyways, stay tuned for some photos.

By the way... it's in the low 70's. I can't wait to get out of this heat!


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Eat, Pray, Love

This is an amazing book. For anyone out there trying to "find themselves". I suggest you read this. And if anyone knows of a place to go to learn mediation, I would love your feedback. This book is a woman's journey to Italy, India, and Indonesia. She is finding herself and I found myself with her in India. How I would love to go to India for a few months to learn the art of meditation and "not harborning unhealthy thoughs anymore".

I also started another blog 20 days ago. 20 days ago, I began a new journey to eat healthy. Not only for my body but for my mind. The blog is not "upbeat". I'm journaling my thoughts and my not so happy thoughts. I want a place that I can feel comfortable dwelling in my own self pity. The one thing I realize is when I am sad or down, I always feel as though I have to reassure everyone I will be ok. Why is this? You all know I will be fine. I know I will be fine. I realized today that I am someone who puts a lot of energy into things. Is that such a bad thing? I don't think so. I am sure this blog is making absolutely no sense to anyone but it's my way of analyzing some things I need to analyze about myself. I put a lot of effort into relationships and I think it's time I start putting more effort into my mind. I turned 36. I realized I am not where I thought I would be when I was 22 and married. This is the life I have and I have spent too many years dwelling on things that "could have been". But I have realized {a lot from reading Eat, Pray, Love} that it is time to put my energy into positive things. Anyways, I am done with the self pity crap. I need to get back to my chicken (I just over cooked my rice!).

I wish you all enough~