Sunday, August 12, 2007

Hello Blogging Community! (three words I thought I would never type together...)

Well hello everyone! Its been almost a month since this blog was created but I have yet to make a post. What a slacker I am... Oh well. I guess I should let everyone know what my ridiculously beautiful wife and I have been up to since we've been in Skagway, AK. I'm going to make a list:

#1 - We work. A lot. Hilary is still working as a train agent on the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad and I'm still a driver guide for Grayline of Alaska. Frequently Asked Questions: Are there snakes in Alaska? A: No. Q: What time does my ship leave. A: I don't know. Q: Where are all the birds? A: Hiding from the tourists. Q: If we're riding the train, why am I getting on your bus? A: I'm giving you a ride to your train. Q: Are these mountains real? A: Last time I checked.
#2 - We hike a lot. We hiked to International Falls (right on the US/CA border), AB Mountain, and Lower Dewey Lake (multiple times). This summer has been a lot less rainy than last which has made our days off very pleasant. Even when there is no wind in Skagway and the sun is out it is still only about 75 degrees on the hottest of days.

#3 - We ran a trail marathon in Whitehorse. Hilary ran a leg of the marathon with 3 other people who live in Skagway and their team took first place! And Heather (who ran the first leg) is 5 months pregnant! Hilary posted the fastest time on the second leg of any of the other 3 girls who had ran it previous years. I ran the half-marathon and posted a 1: 45

#4 - We go to a lot of barbeques and food get togethers. White Pass, Grayline, and our church branch always have barbeques and fun partys. It seems like we go to at least one a week, and they sure are tasty! Sometimes we overeat a little because there is sooo much food at these get togethers... We've started controling ourselves a bit more, and we don't feel nearly as sick afterwards.
#5 - When we're not eating we go running a lot and work out at the gym. People here in Skagway are amazed that we go to the gym every day! We love it, and it's a great way to spend some healthy time with one another.

Time sure flies when you're having fun and staying busy, we are leaving to come home to Utah on August 22nd. This summer has gone by much faster than last. It's sad that it is coming to a close... As of now, we are planning on coming back next year. See you all in a week and a half!


Derek said...

Hey guys welcome to the blogging world! I'm glad you guys had so much fun up there. (Dennen, just so you know, your wife is supposed to do the blogging) :)

Frazier Family said...

Hey guys! This is Mandy this time! I love your blog...welcome to the wonderful blogging community of fun! I'm a blog-a-holic, I'll admit. How fun!!