Saturday, May 23, 2009

Here It is Memorial weekend. I sincerely hope everyone will take a moment to thank a Veteran this weekend and give thanks to our Armed Services members who have served or are still serving this country.

The Campground is completely full this weekend. People are out enjoying the great weather we are having here.

Since I don't have much for news I will leave you with this:
Stupid questions tourists ask
There's no such thing as a stupid question. Right? Not if you ask the National Park rangers who compiled this list of actual questions asked by park visitors.

At Grand Canyon National Park:
"Was this man-made?"
"Is there an elevator to the bottom?"
"Do you light it up at night?"
"Is the mule train air-conditioned?"
"Where are the faces of the presidents?"

At Alaska's Denali National Park:
"What time do you feed the bears?"
"How often do you mow the tundra?"
"How much does Mount McKinley weigh?"

At Everglades National Park:
"Are the alligators real?"
"Are the baby alligators for sale?"

Enjoy, God Bless, and have a great and safe weekend.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Lifelong friend gone but never forgotten

Below is an E-mail I received from Pats Husband.

to all who knew her, she will be missed, but never forgotten. Pat was a life force unto herself who helped and loved everyone she met. All of you contributed to our life, for which we were grateful. I know you will feel the sorrow in her passing, as I do. We can only be thankful that she has "gone home" and is no longer suffering. The past couple of years have been "hell on earth" for her and now she is at peace.

Mike Nolan

Patricia A. Nolan, 62, died May 7, 2009, in Anchorage At her request, there will be no service and no flowers. Pat was a true Alaskan. She was born to parents C.J and Leola Fenwick in Anchorage on a cold February in 1947. "Pat was a loving wife, a caring mother and a friend to all," her family recalled. "Like Will Rogers, Pat never met a stranger. She drew people to her like a magnet. She lived every day to its fullest and gave of herself to everyone she met. If a tough decision needed to be made, Pat made it. If a kind word needed to be said, Pat said it. "Pat loved cooking for everyone's enjoyment. Her son Doug remarked one day that, 'She was the ultimate hostess.' The old fire department crews remember her as 'the pie lady.' She loved decorating cakes for all occasions. Her artful eye and imagination allowed her to do many 'one of a kind' creations. She decorated dozens of wedding cakes, each one blessed with her loving touch. "Pat was a consummate fisherman. Family and friends remember her out-fishing everyone. The joy she took in fishing was contagious; all who fished with her shared in that fun. "She closed her life as she lived it by donating her body for scientific research. Her hope is that someone else can benefit from what they might learn from her body." She leaves her husband of 40 years, Mike; son, Douglas and wife Holly of Alexandria, Va.; and daughter, Teresa Bell and husband Shawn of Anchorage; her brothers, Mike of Idaho and John of Anchorage; and sister, Kelly of Portland, Ore. Her family suggests memorial donations in her honor to the Cancer Center at Providence, or to Beans Cafe.
If anyone who like to send a condolence card Chief Nolan's address is- 4810 Malibu Rd. Anch. AK 99517