Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Thoughts for the day and world peace
It is rainy and dreary here today, but it is welcomed. We have had great weather this spring and I am not complaining. Cliff took the boys on a date this afternoon, so I am just relaxing...or at least trying to.
This morning a cool thing happened. We heard weather sirens going off. Cliff came to me and asked what was up with the sirens. We knew it wasn't tornado weather. I had him grab one of the weather radio walkie talkies Holden got for his birthday (we use the walkies a lot, btw). Cliff forgot how to use it, but I remembered. The weather radio message instantly told us that is was just a test siren being sounded. Those walkies will come in handy a lot over the years.
Also, we are leaving in about 44 days for LIFE is Good in Washington and then up to Alaska. The to do list is getting bigger. I've been making packing lists as well. I ordered our Milepost 2010 for Alaska travel and the Traveler's Guide to Camping in Alaska by the Church's. The Milepost has about 40 maps. I have heard great things about both books. I can't wait to get them in the mail. One thing Cliff and I are not agreeing about: new tires. He says we can wait to get them later, if needed. He says there is lots of tread left. He wants to spend money on another inexpensive laptop instead. That way we will each have our own computers while at home and an extra for on the road since the desk top is not travel friendly.
For the trip I have started a folder with important papers so we will have easy access to confirmation letters, Mapquested directions, and stuff listed yet to go in the folder....like proof of car insurance and health records for the dog. Those items may come in handy when at the Canadian border. Our passports will be here sometime this month.
I am also working on our first aid kit. I lost our other one last summer. I have replaced most of the items, just need another brightly colored small zipper bag. I do not use most products that are in the kits at the store. I have my own array of items I prefer. Most kits don't stock items for poison ivy rash, I do. I also like to use Tea Tree oil and a special burn and cut spray we love.
Well, I had more lofty goals for this blog post....like world peace. Another day! The photos were taken last weekend. It was a good one for us.
Love to all!
Namaste ("I honor the Spirit in you which is also in me."--Hindu)