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Spectacular Dantes View

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It was well worth a long drive (a lonely road) to Dantes View. This was our last stop on our first day of journey to Death Valley National Park California. It was already 3:30 pm when we left the main road and it took us about 20 minutes to get there. A 13 mile paved road but the last quarter mile is 15% grade. A steep climb up but so beautiful. Vehicles over 25ft or longer are prohibited on this road. Please watch our short video  Road to Dantes View  to see the road.  There were few cars when we arrived at The Dantes View but those people were out exploring around. It wasn't crowded at all in fact we were the only ones there enjoying the 360 degrees of breathtaking view of Death Valley from 5475 ft high above Sea Level.  We didn't stay long because it was windy and cold.  It would have been nice to explore the area but it was also getting late in a day. There was a Bee Hazard caution sign on the road but we didn't even get the change to see any. Maybe it's because we

Back to work

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Yes, I'm back in town and back to work now, yesterday was my first day. Brenda left me some cute notes and messages, I won't see her until sometime next week because she takes some time off right now. She deserves a break after covering for me and doing my job for a long time. She did a great job and I miss her. Today is the last day of the month and I have do my month end reconciliation report, I'm a bet busy but not that bad. Actually, it feels good being back here in my office (cage). I have bunch of pictures that I want and need to post here, but I just don't have the time to do it right now. It's sad though that I'm not living up to my blog "My DAILY life with photographs". Once I'm back to my normal routine, then I can do that.

Port Orchard, WA

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Joel and I visit the place where he grew up.  This is the house that his father built in 1957. Nothing changed except they cut down the big trees in the yard. It's always a nice feeling to see the place where you grew up in and see how the neighborhood  changed.    This is where he went to school. We didn't get to go see the high school, he said they tore down the original buildings and built a new one.     

Trip to Bremerton, WA

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It was rainy and cloudy day but it was a good trip to Bremerton . We went there to see the property that Joel inherit from his Mother. He's planning to put it up on the market.  On our way to Bremerton, we drove to Port Keystone and rode a ferry to Port Townsend. It was a nice 30 minute ferry ride .  On our way home from Bremerton we drove through  Tacoma/Seattle.  Above picture - Hood Canal floating bridge in Kitsap County Below - seagulls on pilings at Keystone Ferry dock That's me looking over Port Townsend    Port Keystone approaching  Port Townsend    

Garden weeding

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Tess Visit

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I flew in to Fairbanks on June 29 th  to get the month end reconciliation  report done for the school district. Everything went well, Brenda was doing a great job doing my work, she rocks!     My friend Tess came up to Fairbanks from Kentucky. Unfortunately , when she arrived there I wasn't there and when I got there, she wasn't there also, she and my other friends made a trip to Anchorage. Fortunately, they got back to Fairbanks 15 minutes just before I boarded the plane and I got to see her. 

Dr. Jeanette Barlean

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My mother-in-law passed away July 04, 09 @ 12:59 p.m. Joel and I were at her side comforting her and holding her hand through her last breath. It was an unexplainable feelings and quite an experience. We were glad that we had the chance to spend time with her on her last few days. It is sad that she's gone but are glad that she's not in pain anymore. We know for sure though that she was happy and content when she left. We are not going to have a formal service for her because she didn't want us to and it was stated on her last will and testament. I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support.