Alaska's Winter Horizon

Alaska's Winter Horizon

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Busy Week

I can't believe school has started again! Wednesday was the first day for my students. Needless to say, I'm tired! We did get out and about this weekend. Saturday night I cooked my first batch of beer-battered halibut for us. It was delicious! We both enjoyed it, but I'm sure any health benefits are negated by the fact that it is fried. This is from that enormous fish Greg caught this summer. There is still plenty in the freezer for other meals!

The weather has been beautiful. The high was in the low 60s today. We decided to take our weekly 3 mile round-trip hike to the Wal-Mart. Along the way we pass these metal sculptures outside the bookstore. One has the beginning line from a fairy tale written near the top and the other has music notes on it. Of course, both towers demonstrate the regional importance of that great fish- salmon. At night, these sculptures are illuminated and the salmon actually seem to glow. Interesting.

We just walked at a leisurely pace and enjoyed the gorgeous afternoon. On the way home we noticed these beautiful trees near our apartment. Greg is going to have to research and find out what kind they are. The berries are light red and seem to be ripe. However, we didn't notice any birds feasting on them. Might not be too tasty. Oh well, they sure are beautiful.

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