Thursday, March 12, 2015


Living where we bush's always so lovely to get visitors. Especially if those visitors are family!!

Last week we had the pleasure of having Bill's brother, Nate, and his lovely wife, Carissa, visit us here in our humble home. Over the years, we haven't had nearly enough time together, so to get them to ourselves for a whole week? Wonderful. :)

As far as adventures, we had some backbreaking Honda rides around our village, we got to show them our incredible power plant and show off the sweet way we electrify our community, we went on lots of walks and Carissa and I played a sad, sad game of Scrabble while the boys tried to ice fish for dinner. Ice fishing was relatively pathetic this year, due to lack of ice...a rather necessary part of ice fishing... They also got a taste of our community's love affair with high school basketball. We had our regional tournament here last week and our kiddos (boys and girls!) made it to state...again. Needless to say, they got quite a taste of village life!

Anyway...I'll let the pictures speak for themselves, but after they left on Tuesday, just know that there was too much room at our kitchen sink when I was brushing my teeth, and not enough competition for coffee on Wednesday morning. We love you both and miss you already!


A little afternoon exploring at the Rapids.

Army Camp--Newhalen River

Tazimina River valley

Tazimina Falls--so gorgeous!

Mushrooms on trees--so cool. 

Exploring around home!

Checking out an old boat motor--has to be ancient...

Stonehouse panorama.

Checking out the Stonehouse cave--full of porcupine poo and quills. 

Nate and Carissa!

Eagle Creek on a gorgeous March day.

Eagle Bluff
View from the top of Eagle Bluff. Insane.

Huge eagle's nest near Stonehouse

George giving us the power plant tour--120 feet under the earth!

Last day of their visit--we went ice fishing--it was about -14 with windchill...

Whew. Such a grand adventure with 2 of our favorite people. So lucky! Hope your week was as fabulous...

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Woohoo, love your pictures! You guys were the BEST hosts!! We had a wonderful time, and can't wait to visit again!!

  2. Aww, what fun times! Looks like you all had a blast :) xo

    1. It really was one of the best visits we've had. :) Now it's your turn!!