Friday, July 3, 2009

Fourth of July

Tomorrow is the fourth of July and I couldn't help but think about my wonderful family in Dry Bay. I'm sure everyone has brought something to the potluck and the horseshoe tourney was probably fun! I really do miss being in Dry Bay with everyone, but I am having a fabulous time here.

Work has finally picked up and we have had many guests coming through the doors. From boaters to campers to day visitors, we have had no rest. Today there was a medivac from the cruise ship and thankfully it all worked out well.

Tomorrow are the Fourth festivities in Gustavus. There is a parade, an auction, games and then fireworks and a bonfire on the beach. It should be a fun time for all who participate. What a great time to experience Glacier Bay and the Gustavus community. This the time of the year when the locals come out of their shells and mix with the visitors. Everyone partakes in laughter, games, and the occasional drinking! It really is fun to watch everyone laugh and be happy together, even if it is for only one day. It makes me so thankful for the friends and family I have and the wonderful memories I am able to share with all of them.

There really haven't been any new, recent adventures. Mackenzie and I are planning on paddling (kayaking) the West arm of GB in about a week and a half and it should be a lot of fun. We are planning on getting dropped off at Queen Inlet, paddling to Reid Inlet and hiking around Reid Glacier, then we are hopping to maybe go to John Hopkins or Scidmore Bay before we are picked up at Queen again. I can't wait!