Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!

Chugga, chugga, chugga, choo, choo...our time on the train is going well. Rennie and I are off for three days, which includes Memorial Day. We feel blessed to be here in Anchorage working on the train, blessed to live in a country where we are free, and blessed to have service men and women who defend our country everyday.

This past weeks travels were quite interesting and exciting. While traveling from Denali to Talkeetna we spotted a momma black bear and her cubs, so the train begain to slow down and even stopped. When the momma bear heard the train, she turned toward the woods and begin running, however, one of the cubs decided to climb up a tree - which just so happened to be right in front of our car windows. This poor little frightened cub was hanging on for dear life, right at eye level for all our guests. Camera flashes were popping everywhere and shouts of joy filled the air! It was if we had qued the animals for the perfect photo opportunity! Needless to say, I had some very happy campers aboard my train car! Once the cub realized he was no longer in danger, he worked his way down the tree and ran to join his mother. We then realized that another cub was hidding in the bushes below. Nature plays such an important part in these Alaskan vacations...and NO, I didn't have my camera on this trip - bummer!!!

We hope everyone has a safe and happy Memorial Day - we miss our family greatly as well as the beaches of Florida, but the weather is awesome here today, so we will most definately be out and about, enjoying every minute together.

Until next time...Pamela

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