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

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Goldrush Days/Surprise Sighting

Friday night started off with the weekly music fest in the park.  It was a cold, drizzly night so there weren't too many people there but I did get to wear my finished scarf.   Finally, my first knitting project is done!

Saturday and Sunday was the annual Goldrush Days Festival.  It is held on Douglas Island just a few blocks from where I am staying.   We went both days and watched the events.  There were different "mining" and "logging" competitions and it ended with a miners vs. loggers tug-of-war on Sunday afternoon.  Sarah took her camera so I hope to add some of her pictures later.  I'm sure hers are a lot better than mine!  She has a backpack of stuff and my camera fits in my pocket!

Sunday afternoon we took a break from the festival and walked out to the mine ruins several blocks away.  They were really neat to wander around.  At one time this was one of the largest mines in the country but it flooded in the early 1900s and was never reopened.  The trail out by the ruins is great so I am sure I will go again.  We saw lots of ripe salmon berries (similar to raspberries) so I may go picking:)

While we were at the festival on Saturday,  I had quite a surprise when I ran into  a family whose blog I have been reading since late last summer.    They are a family of five that left Kentucky last August on their own adventure.  They are headed to Fairbanks, Alaska - on a bicycle built for five!!    You can read about their adventures on their website - the Pedouins.   A book will be published on their bike ride as well.  Can you tell they have had their picture taken a time or two?  They are camping out near the glacier.  (we have a rosy glow from the red tent we are in!!)

Eagle report - this morning there must have been 8-10 eagles flying around outside my window.  So awesome!!!  I love watching them.


becki-c said...

Looks like you are having so much fun!

Donna said...

The scarf looks great!

Peggy K in NC said...

I LOVE THIS BLOG. Forget sewing - you need to think about journalism.

Jan said...

Peggy,you look so relaxed and happy! Great reading! We miss you! Can we go to dinner without you??????? It won't be the same!