We have been staying at the Trees during our visit to Petersburg. It is about 10 miles out of town in the middle of a forest. Larry owns the place and is a retired construction worker. I set up a hummingbird feeder and Rufous HB’s have been coming to visit.
The Trees has pretty poor internet but has a HUGE liquor store so you can’t really complain.
Kelly runs the shop that has everything you need. Kelly’s husband talked her into moving from Seattle to Petersburg with their two young sons. She thought it would be an adventure, it was, it lead to divorce. The exes are on good terms and raising their sweet boys (I met them and they are) together. Kelly loves that the boys can go out on their own (like we all used to) and no worries about coming back alive.
A couple doors down are Chuck and Steve. Chuck rents a cabin for 6 weeks and pals come up a week at a time to fish. And do they catch fish. Hundreds of pounds of salmon and halibut. Steve became my new pal and told me all about fishing. They were cooking up a big chowder, my tongue was hanging out but no offer of a couple of cups. Didn’t seem very neighbourly to me.
Which reminds me. Because there is little internet we went into Viking Travel and took over the boardroom to do some work and post a blog. We booked most of the trip through Viking so I am thinking David made a few bucks off the Tipples. While we were working, David came in to tell us that there was a special lunch across the road and we should partake. Now, once again there was no offer to treat us to lunch. The Tipple’s must look like they don’t need a free lunch. Hmm, I wonder if there is a hint in there. Anyway, I gotta tell ya, if you book this much travel through The Right Way Company’s Travel Division, you will be treated to lunch, and get a free hat and shirt!
Because of this non-invitation to lunch, we did not feel comfortable about asking to use the boardroom again on Friday. Genius here thought of the library. Popped it into the GPS and it was right around the corner so off we went. It is beautiful. Very modern, a private kids room, lots of computers and tables to work on. Without doubt the most beautiful building in all of Petersburg. It must have been funded by Sarah Palin as we all know how she loves to read! So, you betch ya, we settled in, caught up on some work and posted a blog.
It is interesting being off the grid for a few days. My phone isn’t constantly sending me alerts from CNN with the recent crazy thing that “he who must not be named” has done. I must be missing tons of fun from the G20. Hoping not to see a mushroom cloud due to Kim Jong Un as one of his missiles actually makes it to Alaska. Yikes!
We are off to Anan Saturday afternoon. One of southeast Alaska’s largest pink salmon runs enters Anan Bay and heads up Anan Creek. From an observation and photography platform on Anan Creek, you can safely watch eagles, harbor seals, black bears and a few brown bears chowing down gluttonously on the spawning humpies. This is going to be epic. Stay tuned for the photos.
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