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Welcome to my weekly update for September 5, 2021!
My sister arrives for a weeklong visit this evening (Friday)! I’m so excited to see her! We don’t have many specific plans but we are going to leave tomorrow to spend the weekend in Seward. She asked to do a sightseeing cruise and to visit the Sea Life Center. Other than that, we’ll just play it by ear. She likes hiking, aquariums, zoos, gardens, and museums, which is all the same stuff I enjoy doing, so we’ll fit in some or all of the above.
Last weekend my husband and I noticed “termination dust” on the mountains–the first snowfall of the season. There may have been earlier snow up there that we didn’t notice though. It melted as the day passed but it definitely feels like fall here. We haven’t had any snow down near sea level in Anchorage yet and that’s just fine by me.
We went for a drive Sunday on Hatcher Pass and then hiked to Gold Cord Lake. What a beautiful area! Several people have mentioned Hatcher Pass to us but we read that it was a gravel road so we’ve been hesitant; we’re driving a tiny, low car that I affectionately call “Matchbox Car.” We didn’t want to drive over any nasty potholes and damage anything. But the road was paved for about 19 miles! All that worrying over nothing. By the time we finished our hike, we decided we should head back to town for dinner, so we never even drove onto the gravel.
Oh, and the deadline to apply to be a judge for the Cybils Awards has been extended to September 10. If you review books for children and/or young adults, you should consider applying!
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- Gold Cord Lake–The reflection hides the clear turquoise of the water, but it was beautiful
- East Fork of Fishhook Creek
- Little Susitna River
- Dusk Light on the Mountains behind Palmer, Alaska
Nothing since last week.
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Enter the Detective (Ruse #1) by Mark Waid et al.
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
Once Upon an Eskimo Time by Edna Wilder
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende, translated by Magda Bogin
Reticence (The Custard Protocol #4) by Gail Carriger, read by Moira Quirk
The Broken Circle: A Memoir of Escaping Afghanistan by Enjeela Ahmadi-Miller
Sweet Tooth on Netflix–I’ve never even heard of this comic but we enjoyed this new series. It’s set in an immediately post-pandemic world, where there aren’t very many people left alive at all. Some viewers might need a little more distance from our own pandemic before they watch it. But the performances are fantastic and we watched the first season pretty quickly (I’m not a binger). Sweet Tooth, the main character, irritated us sometimes with his propensity for doing the exact wrong thing at the worst possible time, but we decided to chalk it up to his naivete. Netflix has already announced that there will be a season two.
I probably won’t start anything new this week since my sister is in town.
What did your week look like?