Dec 6, 2009

First Dogsledding Run of the Season!

Well it was a foggy day here in Carcross. Bennett Lake is not frozen let and the extra moisture evaporating from the lake can't be absorbed by the atmosphere and so low clouds, approximating a fog, and known in the north as ice fog, forms in the valley. Yesterday is was very localized, as a five minute drive out of Carcross took you to a sunny blue-sky day, while in Carcross it was dreary all day. After lunch Brook took Shale to a local craft show and he made his first salted dough ornament.
Later in the afternoon we hooked up Keeper, Mikisew and Chance and took Shale for his first ever dogsled run. I hope you like the videos showing the excitement of the dogs and a little bit of us on the trail. Next time we will use our handy cam instead of our point-and-shoot digital so should get a better footage. Cheers,

Dec 2, 2009

Mountain Donkey's Mayhem

I haven't got to much to share tonight, other than that I'm excited that my little boy Shale got his new spiffy snow suit in the mail. I took him out for a kick sledding ride around town in my dogsled and tomorrow will be his maiden run with our little three dog team. I'll try to grab some pictures of his first dogsledding adventure. In the mean time, here is a neat video of some people we know who live near Carcross. They use their donkeys to travel in the mountains. Cool!

Nov 30, 2009

Fishing from the bridge!

Monday morning....back to the grind. Well, at least Sunday afternoon was fun. Our good friends Gabor and Jen came for a visit. We went for a short snowmobile ride to the Carcross Desert and Gabor did some snowboarding while Shale and I went sliding and Jen provided shuttle runs with the snowmobile and worked on her driving skills. Latter we went and picked a Christmas tree for Jen and Gabor to put up in their house. We returned to Carcross along the shore of Bennett Lake, which is still not frozen, as we have been having a mild start to our winter.

Once back at home Gabor and I went fishing from the walking bridge and were successful at catching a nice dinner of arctic grayling.

Nov 27, 2009

Friday night in Carcross Yukon

Well, Friday night in sleepyville, Canada....aka Carcross Yukon, population 300 or so! Our little boy Shale is having his bottle to go to sleep, and the 40 year old virgin movie entertains on the tube.....on the bright can see the stars when you look out the window......and no sounds of sirens passing in the night........yep...pretty quiet! Tomorrow Brook is off to teach a first aid course, in Tagish, the bustling community of 300 only 3o minutes drive away ( its pretty crowded in the southern Yukon ) Shale and I will hold down the fort tomorrow..........and maybe go for a slide on the snowy hill at the "Carcross Desert"

Nov 26, 2009

Back to the Blog!

Hey folks......not sure if there is anyone out there listening....but I'm talking. Going to master this social media stuff and maybe make some friends along the way.....stay tuned!

Feb 8, 2009

Learning How to use my blogspot

Just testing if I can place an html link in my post.  Here is a link back to our webpage.  and now I will see if it will let me add a picture in the post.  Next I am learning about the slideshow feature....I wonder what I can do with that......

Feb 3, 2009

I can't believe I'm a blogger!

Hello All!

Well, this is my first efforts as a blogger.   I am up in Ross River, Yukon Territory right now.  The weather is pretty nice.......working hard on our tourism business......wondering if folks will be a position to travel with all the economic chaos going on.  The mountains will still be comes and goes.   I hope the land can stay strong and that our solutions to our economies are not even less care for our environment than usual.  I am a firm believer that the economy is a sub-system of the planet, but somehow there are people out there who think the planet is a derivative of the economy.  We are in deep trouble if that attitude doesn't change.  I look forward to having a place to write and express.  I get it now......blogging is the journaling or diary keeping of the new millennium.