glacier_kitty: (kitty - yarn)
Hi from New Mexico! On Monday we drove there..it was finally a beautiful day, yay! Ryan was all stressing out and saying how he had to ~talk to people~ if he went and stuff..so irritating, ugh. He's not the best person to travel with, but he has ended up having a great time so far I think (shh don't tell him though ;)). On the way we stopped at the Painted Desert and the Petrified Forest..such beautiful and interesting places! We just continued on to Santa Fe after that..it was so nice seeing everyone again!! The last time I saw my cousin Joelle (almost 10 years ago) she was like one or two years old and now she's 13! She said she didn't remember me, but that's alright, she was too young lol (Jessalyn said she remembered me though). Cindy and Dean made margaritas and Gina was like "I am SO happy you can drink with us now, I've been waiting years for this!" I felt the same way haha, it was nice lol. We had dinner and talked and I think just went to bed (it's been a busy few days, it's hard to remember everything haha)

Tuesday was a beautiful day, so we went hiking at Tent Rocks, which is a slot canyon with formations from volcanic eruptions. It was my first time in a slot canyon, and it was AWESOME. It was so cool!! I'll describe it more with my pics (easier lol). Very unique! After that we hung out at the house and then went to dinner at a Mexican restaurant that (except for the chips) wasn't very good at all..wtf, we're in New Mexico! Mexican food in *Fairbanks* is better than the food at that restaurant! Ew. After that we looked at the Christmas lights downtown (pretty!) and went home and did our White Elephant (we also called it Dirty Santa haha) gift exchange. Funnn..there's been LOTS of laughing these past few days lol. I stole this glowstick thingy, a tiara and chocolate covered cherries from mom ("CHERRY!!" *hugs it*). Gina called me Queen Cherry haha (yep, everyone knows all about Cherry now LOL). After that we decorated gingerbread cookies and went to bed (so tired!! Having fun is exhausting :P)

yesterday, and pics under here! )

And here's me reciting (from memory!) the last passage (one of the best) of The Worst Journey in the World! I hope I don't look dumb, but I think it's pretty good myself ;)
glacier_kitty: (forest - dark)
From Everest to Enlightenment: An Adventure of the Soul by Alan Hobson (Aug 1-19)
Captain Phil Harris by Josh and Jake Harris (Aug 20-27)

Ouch. :/ Didn't do too well this month haha. I brought my book on vacation, but I was too tired to read. Two is better than none though..

Grandma recently had knee surgery, so mom's flying to London tonight to help take care of her (Aunt Gina and Cindy have already gone, so now it's mom's turn). She might be gone the whole month. :( I'm soooo gonna miss her. I survived when she moved to Alaska in mid-July through April, when I moved up, but I definitely wasn't as close to her then as I am now. Bonnie said she'll take me geocaching and stuff, so that'll be nice. I hope grandma is doing well..

Favorite song )
glacier_kitty: (trojan)
Today I turned 25..wow, I'm old haha. Crazy how fast time goes by. I got an Amazon gift card from Dana, $50 from grandpa, Barnes and Noble gift cards from Aunt Gina and Nina, geocaching stuff from mom, a call from Aunt Julie and lots of love haha. The weather seems to be nice so far..maybe we'll go caching again. Mom said she was 25 when she met dad..that's weird to think about haha

Mom and I signed up for summer BOW (Becoming an Outdoor Woman) in August. We haven't been in like 3 years (and only once at the summer one) so it was time to go again haha. I'm taking Wild Edibles, Survival, Track & Sign and Birding in Alaska. One of our geocaching friends is going too..should be fun!

DAY 4: Favorite pizza place )

Oh sweet!

Feb. 3rd, 2010 05:06 pm
glacier_kitty: (ben barnes - thinking)
Aunt Cindy and possibly Aunt Gina is coming to visit in July! Sweeet..we'll have to take them somewhere haha. Brenda is gonna visit again next month too. Yayness :D

Would you rather kiss a monkey or kiss a worm? Hm..a worm if I could wash it off first :P

Today's trivia: Annie Oakley taught soldiers marksmanship during World War I
glacier_kitty: (shiny bookstore)
Yesterday Gina and I went to the mall..it wasn't exactly that big haha. There were two stores named Lucca! It was really expensive though. I got two books: Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind (it's the first book of the Sword of Truth series..I got addicted to the TV show Legend of the Seeker which is based off the book) and a Darwin Awards book. The person who rang us up lived in Fairbanks for three years! Woww haha. I got Dippin Dots too. Then we went back to the hotel and hung out for a bit..then Gina had to leave. *sniff* We kept making jokes about the river haha..like when we got lost and went over the river.."we're DESTINED to go over the river again!" haha. When she got home she texted mom and said "my butt is blue like a glacier?" :P

pic of the day )

Feds: As in the FEDeral government, its policies and employees. Federal policy is important in Alaska, where more than two hundred-forty million acres of land are in federal hands. Beating the verbal stuffing out of the Feds is a favorite game of Alaska politicians and other malcontents
glacier_kitty: (glacier - margerie)
Yesterday Aunt Gina and I went "lake hopping" haha. There are 4 lakes around here but we only had time for 3. Then we went back to the hotel and mom came back soon after. We drove to Norman, had dinner, and drove to the college. Emily was waiting for me and we hung out for a couple of hours. She showed me around the campus, her dorm and we walked down to the river. I had to leave cause there was a storm and mom didn't want to get caught in it. Some of the lightning was sweet haha..it wasn't a bad storm though

some pics )

Fairbanks: The largest city in interior Alaska began as a trading post in 1901. A year later, a gold strike spawned a boom town. It was named for a then-powerful US senator named Charles Fairbanks, who was later Teddy Roosevelt's vice president. Fairbanks serves as a transportation and shipping hub and government center for the Interior, and is home to one of the major campuses of the University of Alaska. Residents of the Fairbanks area, who number nearly eighty thousand, think of all other Alaskans as Outsiders
glacier_kitty: (Default)
Yesterday mom and I went to the science museum. We went to the planetarium and watched a show on the planets and then went to the Imax type theater and watched something on the Grand Canyon and how the Colorado River is dying. It even mentioned GLACIERS haha (and showed a picture!). Aunt Gina met us at the museum. We looked around more and went to dinner and walked by the river

I'm gonna hopefully meet up with Emily today! She goes to college in Norman so she's close by. We've been talking on Myspace but haven't seen each other in person for awhile

pic of the day )

Eyak: These Indians, related to the Athabaskans, lived along the coast at the mouth of the Copper River. Both the language and the people have almost vanished, absorbed by the neighboring Tlingit and Pacific Yupik cultures and hard hit by white settlement
glacier_kitty: (london)
Yesterday mom and I went to Bricktown..it's this district thing downtown. There are restaurants, a mile long canal, a movie theater, etc. We ate lunch at an Italian restaurant and then took a "water taxi" on the canal. The guide told us about the restaurants and stuff. Then we saw Watchmen at the theater..it was confusing and really gory. I watch gory movies but that kind of gore..ugh. Then we went and visited the memorial where Timothy McVeigh blew up the government building. The museum wasn't open cause we got there too late but outside there are chairs for the people who died on each floor. Here are some pics..

Oh yeah, Aunt Gina's coming here to visit! Aunt Julie wanted to but things came up..

pics )

Eskimo yo-yo: This traditional toy is two unequal lengths of twine, joined together, with hand-made leather objects--balls, bells, hearts--at the ends of the twine. To work it, hold the longer string and whirl the shorter string. When it's twirling smoothly, throw the longer string in the opposite direction. To keep everything going, move your hand rapidly up and down. Hey, if you think understanding this explanation is hard, get a yo-yo and try it. We dare you

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