Friday, February 24, 2006
So dealing with the hassle of all those photo's in that big posting we just did (all of which didn't even show up right on the blog) has prompted me to restart the website that we had in hawaii... You will still be able to access all the photos that are on here, but as for new posts you should visit http://kreet.no-ip.info... if you forget it just come back here and there is a link to it on the sidebar to the right of this post....Happy viewing everyone, see you at the new site "The Best of What's Around"
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
We are working on a monster post of home improvement and an even bigger one of the trip to Denali that Lisa and I took for Valentines... I should have some time later today to finish them up...
Lisa and I finally had a couple of days off from work that matched up so we took advantage of it and went up to Denali for some snowshoeing and skiing and exploring. The park is about 227 miles from our house, so it was quite a drive considering we are used to driving around an island that was about 50 miles long. The sights were beautiful and we took a ton of pictures...
sun on the peaks
igloo gas station in the middle of nowhere for 3 bucks a gallon!
looking for denali
We made it! park entrance...
dehydrated lasagna is Lisa's favorite food!
snowshoeing on a frozen river
Skiing was a blast
My favorite sled dog, his name was beluga!
Tor was fun too, each dog had their own log cabin!
We met some dogs mushers on the trail that were out breaking new trail for the park. The team of dogs lives there at the ranger station...
Sunday, February 12, 2006
the old dungeony '70s light
The finished mountain lodgy lighting.
The kitchen with the cabinets taken off, but the horrible coffin looking, pee yellow tinted, about to fall on your head (why Vanessa won't stand under it), flourescent light.
new recessed lighting for the kitchen
I'm gonna have so much fun!!!!!
hmmmm...whats behind there?
We found there was a bit more in the wall than we thought...plan B.
Is this a door, I don't understand, where does it go? :)
current as of today, wanted to make it all a half wall, but have some electrical and plumbing issues!
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
We've now begun on the kitchen. It feels very small so we are going to tear out the cabinets above the sink (actually did that Monday night!) and take out the wall that separates it from the living room. So here's the before shot, and look for the later shots coming soon!
Friday, February 03, 2006
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
So it has been speculated that the native people of this continent arrived there some 60000 years ago, yes that's right sixty thousand years ago. The amazing part about that, as if that is astounding enough, is that they didn't walk there as the land was never attached to anything during human times, and they didn't evolve there as there were no primates there to evolve from... this leaves arrival by sea as the only option. Which means that they navigated the ocean most likely from the southern asain islands...about 60 or so miles away to a place that they could not see nor know was there. Ok, lets assume it was an accident and that they were fishing and got swept out to see and washed up there. Well that means that a whole group of people, large enough to colonize a continent, accidently arrived there. So this sea crossing whether accident or on purpose, noone can really say, is pretty amazing because it happened tens of thousands of years before any other human population had even thought of doing it. Have you ever even heard of this migration really? I wonder why not? So not only was their arrival amazing, but that means that they occupied australia alone for about 99 percent of it's inhabited lifetime. WOW. Not only did they inhabit it, but they mastered the continent, spreading all over it and adapting to every climate there was...to maintain the oldest culture and language known to man... They also seem to have seen the world by a wholy different set of rules. The first explorers documented that they barely paid notice to the arrival of the huge ships that sailed into botany bay, only looked up and then returned to their tasks. The people had no word for yestereday or tomorrow, they had no chiefs or governing councils, they herded no animals, sewed no crops or made any pottery, no sense of property, but they devoted large amounts of efforts to move shells to huge mounds, some very large and old (800 years and half an acre). No one knows why? They were happy none the less. What a different and amazing people. Wish that I knew more. I will post here if I find out anyhting else.... Peak your interest?
Just a quick thought I wanted to share...
Taking pictures of skiing soon I promise, we found the camera charger!