"Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30:5

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Flume Trail

After working out, Karen (new trainer) and I went on a walk on Flume Trail.    I had to do some research to see what they meant by a flume.  Apparently it is a wooden trestle that used to bring water to the town.  We started at Evergreen Cemetery and walked through the cemetery and up a very steep staircase (99 steps!) to get to the start of the trail.  The picture is looking back down after I got to the top:)  It was beautiful along the trail and a really easy walk.  Part of it is more like walking on a boardwalk.  After reaching the flume and the end of the trail, we headed back to my car through Juneau.  The more I walk around Juneau the more shortcuts and stairs connecting different streets I come across.  It is kind of fun to see where they all go.

Later in the evening I went to a book reading/signing by Heather Lende.  Several years ago when I was visiting Sarah she suggested I read, "If You Lived Here I Would Know Your Name".  It is a great book about living in a small town in Alaska.  Heather Lende has just come out with a new book, "Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs".  She was a great speaker and I am now the proud owner of an autographed copy of her latest book.  I highly recommend her first book and will let you know on the second one!!! 


Peg said...

Great pics! The 99 steps would have killed me though! Riding the new bike up hills is bad enough! I read Heather's first book on your recommendation a long time ago and really enjoyed it! I'll be sure to look for the new one!

becki-c said...

I will have to check that out. Small town living is different.
You are doing quite a bit of walking, I am glad that you are in good shape.

Anonymous said...

You truly are quite a hiker/walker and must be in great shape. Anyway, you are making the most of your time with Sarah and it all sounds so interesting. I also loved your post about not being "age worthy" for certain activities. LOL.

Anonymous said...

Forgot to sign the above post. Sorry!!!!!

Karen from Tn.