Monday, February 09, 2009

Winter Wonderland

That's not me. I don't know who that is. This isn't even my picture. In fact, I'm pretty sure this isn't even in Alaska. So why do I post it here? That would be because I went on a ski tour this past weekend and had the most phenomenal weather and views you can imagine...and I forgot my camera!! I was so excited to make all 2 of you who read this thing jealous, so I started charging up my batteries while packing for this last-minute trip. But in true Lindsay fashion* I failed to bring the camera. So, this internet search find will have to do. It does capture the essence of what I saw - not a single cloud in the sky, white sparkly snow in front of us, and a 360 degree view of mountains around us. It was stunning.

Wrigley was a bit of a buzz kill though. On the way back to the truck he decided to chase a porcupine. You'd think he'd learn that bad things happen when he chases things (i.e., cars, metal edged skis, and now porcupines). He re-joined us with a new set of jewelry: a cheek full of quills. My friend was able to yank most out with his hands, and a few more came out later with the help of some pliers. Yee-ouch! (One was hidden away on top of his head- maybe it migrated??) So, Wrigs is under quill surveillance. I'm just hoping it doesn't lead to surgery no. 3!

Wrigley and I were crashing at a friend's cabin in on Kenai Lake for the better part of the weekend. The property is amazing, and I can't wait to go back again! Nights were spent in a sauna, the cabin (really, it's a house) inspires relaxed evenings with friends, and there is an unlimited number of adventures to be had all over the place! And the best part? It's RIGHT on the lake (i.e. the perfect kayak launch site). It is surrounded by unbelievably beautiful country, and I have already invited myself back for more!

*If you knew me in Chicago, you knew that I was the one who got to Wrigley Field for a Cubs game and then realized that I left my tickets at home. Luckily, it was only a 4 block jog back to my place!

1 comment:

Julia said...

a) Cheater ;) But let's face it, most people wouldn't have known that the pic wasn't Alaska. At least you owned up.
ii) Note to self, don't chase porcupines.
3) I'm pretty sure I've done the same thing with Cubs tickets.
Finally, what kind of camera did you end up getting? I need a new one m'self...