Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Halibut cove

We went to a new location this last year, as we try to each year. This time we motored into Halibut Cove out of Homer. 
We set up camp in our boat and enjoyed a night in the Cove. We toured the state camping cabins for future reference, and combed the rocky beach for treasures.

We of course got some fishing in while we were out. Not all, like this Irish Lord, were kept, but it's still fun to do the fishing.
Kolby is turning into a dedicated fisherman as well! He is always ready to fish.
A view from Homer ball field. 

Luke is 10!

Luke had his 10th birthday this year! He bought himself a gift with his birthday money, a Spirograph. He has been having lots of fun with it making cool designs. I remember having one as a girl and we played on it all the time. Fun old toys are coming back!

Luke is very studious about his art. He is still participating in an art class where right now they are doing papier-mâché. Luke is making a Moosehead that he can mount on his bedroom wall. I'm excited to see the finished product!

Iditarod 2014

Each year we try and snowmachine out to a spot along the Iditarod trail to watch the contestants go by. It's always an adventure!

The first few miles in of a 1000 mile race.

The dogs are so excited to be on the trail doing what they love.

Lots of people gather at this spot to cheer on the dogs and boost the mushers spirits.

Up and down the river bed you will see people on sleds, airplanes, and even a helicopter or two.

This year we invited some friends to join the fun.

We pulled a trailer behind the machine loaded with chairs, wood, food and other helpful goodies.
We started the day off leaving Big Lake. What a day and awesome view!

There were some issue along the way that included steep icy hills....

Ice caving in on the streams....

Just a little scary to get across something like this, but we all made it with only a little mishap.

Dawson digging into the goodies. It ended up being a really long trip, 2:30pm-12 am!! We had 14 people along in our group. Some had bigger sleds that required more snow then there was, thus causing them to overheat. Which meant stopping to let them cool. 1 of the 2 trailers we had didnt have a proper hitch and kept detaching along the bumpy trail. Getting everyone to the mushing site and back home took way longer than it should've, but we all made it safe and had a trip to talk about later. Happy trail tales!