Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Washington County Library - St. George, UT and Loussac Library - Anchorage, AK
I remember in Minneapolis at the ages of 7-9 taking the bus to Camden Park to go to the library. This is where my love of libraries began. We moved to Alaska when I was nine. There was a small library at Swanee Slopes that was volunteer. The school libraries were another favorite. Living in Anchorage as an adult I was able to go to the Loussac Library and their branches at Jewel Lake, the Dimond Mall, Mt. View Branch, Grandview Gardens and the library at Muldoon. Eagle River had a branch about 15 miles away. The move to St. George, brought one library downtown. They then built Santa Clara branch and now one in Washington City. The County of Washington had other libraries you could use: Enterprise -38 miles; Hurricane 25 miles; New Harmony 30 miles; and Zion 40 miles. Mike and I went to all. We went to the ones in the Bay Area as well. These are my favorite places to go!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Barbie's Tree and Back Yard
I had a terrific time today. I watched Kindergarten Cop with Arnold S. Then I went swimming and ran into my friend Barbie. She invited me to go with her and her husband to their place in Pine Valley Mountain. It was wonderful. I had no idea how beautiful it was up there. It was lightly snowing, and the valley is surrounded by mountains on three sides which had still had some snow on them. Robert and Gail have been trying to get me to go up their for years! I had dinner at the ChuckaRama - the food was great. I then came home, phoned and sang Happy Birthday to Diana and took the scooter out for an hour ride around the golf course by my house. playing a tape "A Thanksgiving of American Folk Hymns" with the chorus and orchestra of the BYU University. To top the whole day off I received a phone call from Nancy another good friend. Wow...what a fun day!
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
The Dry Valleys in Antarctica have not seen rain for nearly 2 million years. They lack snow. The unique conditions in the valleys are caused by katabatic winds (from the Greek word for 'going down' These occur when cold, dense air is pulled downhill simply by the force of gravity. They can reach speeds of 200 mph.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Its warm here. It is due to get 90 degrees. I went swimming after the outdoor pool after being in the indoor pool. Nice. However; when I went to get out of the pool, my left leg gave out on me. It seems my oxygen was only on #1. The outdoor pool has salt instead of chlorine. It was at 9:00 this morning so it wasn't too hot. Julie's picture of her pool inspired me to go back!