"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!!! 

4 comments:

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.