Saturday, July 19, 2014

Enjoying Ninilchik and Homer

We have really been relaxing here and with good wifi, I am able to get my work done more easily. Because of the 4 hour spread of time zones, Customer Service is handling simple policy changes for my customers.  I am doing quotes, new policies and claims which is more than enough to keep me busy every morning and evening. We are quite happy being in Ninilchik. The area is beautiful and quiet. We make trips in to Homer every few days for sightseeing adventures. This past week, we also spread my Mom's ashes there in a place she wanted to be. Friends were with us and the day was beautiful with sunshine and blue skies. It was a difficult time for me but it also gave me a sense of closure.  We all then celebrated her life with a cocktail and dinner; exactly what Mom always said she wanted us to do. We also saw Hobo Jim again. He puts on a great show as Alaska's Balladeer.
We said goodbye to friends Mickey and Lynn Waite who are slowly making their way back to the lower 48. We miss them!
We did get to have a brief visit with friends Chip and Daisy Cartwright from TX/AR/VA!  They stayed overnight at our park.  Unfortunately I was feeling under the weather that day. Sorry I wasn't great company guys! Dipnetting started this past week for Alaskans at the mouth of the Kenai. We have seen the "zoo" before and traffic is terrible in Kenai. A sea of people in the river, netting red salmon to fill their freezers. Each family gets 25 plus 10 for each family member. Today Charles and I went to the Homer Farmers Market. We are on our last jar of homemade jam so I was able to get some good choices there; marionberry, sweet black cherry and raspberry. Monday we are taking the dogs to Petco in Soldotna for a much needed grooming. I call them my Alaska Bush poodles! We will also pick up prescriptions and make a major grocery run to Freddy Meyers before we head to Kodiak on the ferry next Sunday. It will be Carolee's birthday! I can't think of a better way to celebrate!


  1. Thank goodness for Fred Myers, they have everything! Sounds like a beautiful, restful area, so glad you are having a great time. Miss you both.
    Love ya

    1. Miss you too, Jan! Jealous we can't be with the 4 of you and laugh til we hurt!