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Homer, Alaska

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Which is Worse?

I don't know which is worse...the endless political ads, or now that the election is over we're bombarded with Black Friday ads. I don't know anyone who actually goes shopping on Black Friday!

I've stopped watching the news again. I'm finding I'm much happier :-).

Packing is ramping up at Amazon, along with every other job there. This week we were given the opportunity for voluntary overtime. I decided to take it, so this week I'm working 5 days, or 50 hours. It sounds like a lot, but being on the night shift isn't so bad. The nights I'm not working I'm just sitting home in the trailer amusing myself with television (not news), reading and crafts, so I might as well be working and make some money. I started a counted cross stitch design of an Amish quilt block design...its helping me get used to these darn bifocal glasses. After reading the jacket of Ken Follett's book "Fall of Giants: Book One of the Century Trilogy", I decided it was worth $9.99 for a book over 1000 pages and bought it for my Kindle. I hope its good, I have read and enjoyed some of his older books.

Al finished our Mickey light pole, and I'll take a picture as soon as we get it dressed for Christmas in a Santa hat :-).

Its so fun to hear so many people enjoy watching "The Big Bang Theory".

We were discussing out summer in Maine next year. One thing Al wants to do is visit Nova Scotia. If any readers have been there, I'd love to hear your thoughts on "must do" and "can't miss" activities. Mark Johnson over at Box Canyon Blog said in a comment we'll love it....I'm sure we will, but Mark, if you're reading this, let me know what you really enjoyed when you were there. I know you seek out the activities and spots that the general public doesn't know about ;-).

Well, the blogs aren't nearly as interesting this time of year, but I try to put down random thoughts to let folks know we're still out here, and yes, even having a good time for the most part. We have such a beautiful site to stay at for the three months we're here, and its so lovely to wake up and sit outside enjoying our lakefront property before heading into work. The folks that have discovered this gem along with us are great people as well, and a bunch of us are getting together to go to Thanksgiving dinner Thursday at a local restaurant, The Creekside.

So, on that note, that's the report for the week, and Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!


  1. Good to hear you're both doing well....yes still following your exploits...and enjoying your stories..all of them.....I wanted to wish you both a very Happy Thanksgiving!! Good luck with the work down there....I'm sure it can get insane as we move closer to Christmas....I can't believe it's almost here already!..
    Take care....


  2. We spent several weeks in Nova Scotia in 2002. We loved the Cabot Trail and the drive to Peggy's Cove. Difficult to find descent campgrounds and the roads were tough. We kept returning to campgrounds in Turro and Baddeck. The best thing we did was take the ferry to Newfoundland. Next time, we will spend more time in Newfoundland and just tour the Cabot Trail again. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  3. Forgot to mention that one of our favorite trips was just to the North of Maine. Campobello Island...Roosevelts summer home. Don't miss the East and West Quoddy Light houses. But be sure to check the tides;o)))

  4. I am listening to Fall of the Giants on the iPod while I'm quilting--just got into the book. Glad to hear all is going well at Amazon.

  5. Al and Karen,
    I can't speak for Nova Scotia... just Bar Harbor on the coast of Maine. We want to go back and take in N S someday, tho.
    We toured all of New England one fall a few years back. It was great, except it's competitive sport, nowadays, and it's quite expensive (like gouge) because of the supply/demand laws. We parked our RV and drove... not wanting to stay in crowded campgrounds. There is no boondocking back east that I know of.
    Bar Harbor is on an island on the coast and I guess I was just struck with the ruggedness and beauty of it... probably because it was so different than out west. I could sit in the town park on a hillside and watch the boats/ships come and go for hours... just a peaceful and serene setting. The shops nearest the ocean are quaint and we found some good restaurants. We didn't spring for a hotel on the seaside... just too expensive. The road through Acadia Nat Park is very cool, too. Moss covered old bridges, lots of fall color, and of course the big blue ocean. Postcard for sure.
    Box Canyon Mark

  6. Happy Thanksgiving you two! The list is endless in Nova Scotia. Have been there many times, just not in an RV :-)

  7. I am one of the crazy ones that likes Black Friday shopping. I'm going this year with my kids and DIL. But - the funny thing is, I don't have a thing I need to buy! I am a cross-stitching fanatic lately! Happy Thanksgiving

  8. I also dislike all the ads and would never go shopping after Thanksgiving or any other holiday for that matter:)

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  10. Hey Al and Karen. Norm and Linda Payne traveled in Nova Scotia in 2003 and Norm wrote a six part travelogue outlining their adventures. You may enjoy reading it at http://www.seeya-downtheroad.com/index.htm. Norm and Linda were our mentors for full timing. Again, we are looking forward to catching up with you guys in Maine this coming summer.