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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

Retirement Cake

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We had so many folks retired last year and this year. So far this is the best cake I've seen for a retirement cake.

Zombies new show on Disney Channel

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My five year old son loves watching this new musical show Zombies on Disney channel that started in March 2018. Someday is his favorite song in that show he said.

My son in the sun with warm blanket

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It was a nice sunny day but a bit cold. My son wants to play outside but didn't want to wear his coat. So, he used his warm blanket instead just to be in the sun.

Yawning not a lady thing?

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I was told it's not a lady thing to yawn. Even if I cover my mouth, yawning is not a lady thing and that I should learn to control it. My response to it is, I don't care! I'll yawn any time I need to.

Xterminate the Ants

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We reported an infestation of ants in our work area couple days ago. But few years ago, there was infestation n the same place where ants have wings and they've crawled and fallen off of the ceiling. Those ants got exterminated but now anothe family of ants again. Since we can't xterminate them ourselves, this is what they did, a roach trap for ants, they've placed this everywhere.

What a huge cinnamon roll

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A coworker gave this to me this morning. I can't believe how big and heavy this cinnamon rolls is, it is huge! The thing is I wasn't able to eat it until after my physical exam which was done by 4pm. I was hungry and I've been thinking about this cinnamon roll throughout my exam. so when I got done, I gobble a big part of this huge cinnamon roll. So yummy but not so good for my tummy but it did make me happy!

Venetie, Alaska

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I had the opportunity to help out with pack testing in the village of Venetie last year. Our trip there was beautiful. I really love the landscape of Alaska.  Leaving Fairbanks. Our ride to Venetie.  Venetie, Alaska - a Gwich'in Community. This is where they had some of the training done and processed their paperwork. The famous outhouse. I had to use it after drinking a lot of water and coffee that day. Here's the number 1 transportation in the village; four wheelers and also ssnowmachins.  View of the famous outhouse, right in the middle of town. Our ride back to Fairbanks 

Unfair

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I recently went through over 50 hours of required online training to be in the program that I signed up for next month. What's unfair is I know some people who have acquired a red card last year without fulfilling the required training to get that card. And now since they have that card, they don't have to take the online  required training that I and other people took to be in the program next month. How unfair is that? Why are they getting away with it? Isn't it required? Why would they say required and yet not enforcing it?

Tulips blooming in Skagit County

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Time flies! I love Google photos it keeps reminding me of memories I captured few years ago. This was in 2015 at Tulip Town in Skagit County in Washington State. My friend flew to Seattle this weekend just to see the tulips blooming in Tulip Town. It's really an awesome place to go see. Fields and fields of colorful flowers. But here in Fairbanks Alaska here's what we have right now. Melting Snow, uncovering trash, pot holes, gravel in walk/bike path, but all is good though. We are getting more daylight.

Eye of the Storm

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Eye of the Storm Ryan Stevenson In the eye of the storm You remain in control And in the middle of the war You guard my soul You alone are the anchor When my sails are torn Your love surrounds me  In the eye of the storm When the solid ground is falling out from underneath my feet Between the black skies, and my red eyes, I can barely see When I realize I've been sold out by my friends and my family I can feel the rain reminding me In the eye of the storm, You remain in control In the middle of the war, You guard my soul You alone are the anchor, when my sails are torn Your love surrounds me  In the eye of the storm Mmm, when my hopes and dreams are far from me And I'm runnin' out of faith I see the future I picture slowly fade away And when the tears of pain and heartache  Are pouring down my face I find my peace in Jesus' name In the eye of the storm (yeah, yeah) You remain in control (yes you do, Lord) In the middle of the war You gua

Snowing again in Fairbanks

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Just when I thought I would not see fresh snow until next winter...here comes fresh snow! I thought wrong.  Snowing again in Fairbanks Alaska today!

Rubbing tired feet with Castor oil

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Few weeks ago, I almost got a foot blister from running/walking. When I got home I rubbed it with castor oil. I have no idea if it's going to work or not. The next morning my foot was fine. The blister that was forming hardened up. Castor oil works! My feet are tired tonight and another spot is about to get blistered so I'm rubbing it with castor oil right now. Hopefully tomorrow it'll be alright.

Quinoa everyday

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I love quinoa (keen-wah) I ate it at least twice a day. It sure is better than rice. A low-GI, a complete protein source, a good source for vitamins, minerals, and fiber. It also has all nine amino acids. Quinoa is a mother of all grains. Below is my post from 2015. Quinoa mother of all grains

Pack Testing for Fire Familiarization training

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To be a wildland firefighter type 2 crew you must passed the Arduous Pack Test. Meaning you have to carry 45lbs for 3 miles in less than 45 minutes. Not only you have to passed the mandatory training but also be physically fit. I'm going to be in Fire Familiarization training next month. I will experience being a wildland Firefighter and get familiarize with the fire . I have most of the mandatory training done. But I still need to go through physical exam as well as pack testing. I've been training and I need to do better. I got my boots and I've started breaking them in by walking 3 miles every day. I'm so excited!

Organic Banana

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This is one thing I'm really picky with when it comes to banana. I grew up with several choices of bananas to eat. But here in Fairbanks Alaska we only have 2 choices, Organic or not organic.  So, give me organic banana or none at all. I can tell the difference and I refused to eat.

Nice Sunny Day but Breezy

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 I enjoyed the walked with my son today. It was a sunny day but breezy and cold. Alan love the bike ride. We did almost 3 miles and got home with runny nose.

Always be thankful

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Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. Colossians 3:14-15

My boy and the puddle

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Snow is melting and puddles are everywhere in town. I don't know why kids loves playing in the puddle. Everytime my boy sees one, I can see and hear his excitement.

Little Alan boy walked 3 miles outdoors

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 It was sunny and warm  46゚F this evening. My little Alan boy and I went for 3 mile walk around the neighborhoods.  Alan got tired and had to sit twice and I also had to carried him for about .5 mile. He's heavy,  my arms are sore, he is about 52lbs. We had fun though, it was a great walk outdoors. He said he wants to walk again tomorrow night. Around 7 PM in Fairbanks

Kiss and say Goodnight

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My Alan loves giving kisses especially at night when he kiss and say goodnight mama, I love you mama. So sweet!

Jar of candies disappeared

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Do you see that jar full of candies? It has jelly bean, chocolate covered almonds, and reese's mini eggs. Well, we left Friday afternoon and when we came back to work the following Monday, the jar went missing. It disappeared like magic. I wish it's magic but it's not because it hasn't appeared yet and it's been over a week now. I don't think I'll ever see my jar back. I don't really care about the candies but would love to have that jar back.

Interview Panel

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I'm currently in the interview panel for one of the vacant position we are hiring at work. The thing is, it's a lot better and easier being an interviewer than being interviewed. I don't like job interviews. I get nervous and go blank, can't think and when that happened, that's it! I can only prepare so much. Creame brulee strawberry and blueberry crepes yum yum - I treated myself to this last Saturday. Alan was enjoying the warm sunny Sunday afternoon. 

God of all my days

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There are days I found myself humming to this song all day long. I love it. He is the God who never change, he stays the same even when my season change. God of All My Days Casting Crowns I came to You with my heart in pieces And found the God with healing in His hands I turned to You, put everything behind me And found the God who makes all things new I looked to You, drowning in my questions And found the God who holds all wisdom And I trusted You and stepped out on the ocean You caught my hand among the waves 'Cause You're the God of all my days Each step I take You make a way And I will give You all my praise My seasons change, You stay the same You're the God of all my days I ran from You, I wandered in the shadows And found a God who relentlessly pursues I hid from You, haunted by my failure And found the God whose grace still covers me I fell on You when I was at my weakest And found the God, the lifter of my head And

Honest Kids

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Alan loves this organic juice drink, Honest Kids. It has 4 flavors, Super fruit punch, Berry Berry good lemonade, goodness grapeness, appley ever after. Sweetned only with fruit juice and a non GMO product.

God Book

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My five year old boy called this book a God book. He asked me to read to him  every night. No matter if we already read a different book, he always insist to read him the God book. The Beginner's Bible This is one of the book I bought from Sam's club for 75% off during store closing sale. I had no idea that Alan would fall in love with this book. It's a good thing though.

Fairbanks Welcome You

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Yes you - first name - Warm and last name - Weather. Warm Weather Fairbanks Welcomes You! Feel at home and stay as long as you want.

Endurance to walk 3 miles with...

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8:33 PM in Fairbanks, Alaska I certainly got the endurance to carry 45 lbs vest and walk for 3 miles. With several stops to drink water, I did it for 46. 40 minutes. Whew! It was hard. Now, I need to train for speed. My goal is to do it for 35 minutes in a month. We'll see..

Dirty

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Winter is finally moving on. Slowly though but thank goodness! Dirty snow and dirty vehicles are all over town. Soon trash over the winter will start showing up too.

Cars and Couch Cushions

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Here's Alan playing with couch cushions again. This time he played with his cars.  It's funny seeing him played different things with couch cushions and he played with it almost every day.