Friday, August 29, 2008

Alaska Women Speak and Alaska Women Write

Roberta brought the proofs for the summer issue of Alaska Women Speak magazine to the Alaska Women Write meeting. I share the centerfold section with Asta who wrote a poem and Dianne’s picture of the eagle. The magazine also has a review of my new RV book, More RV Chuckles and Chuckholes-More Confessions of Happy Campers.

Pictures are of Kay on the left, Lizzie in the center and Arlene on the right. I have made good friends this summer meeting some members for lunch, a dinner meeting, the birthday tea, reading manuscripts and critiquing them.

At the last meeting, we critiqued a chapter of Arlene’s memoirs and wrote a piece on the topic of fall.

The magenta flowers of the fireweed are blooming at the top of their stems and rumors of termination dust on the mountain tops tell us that if we want to take our time to travel south ahead of winter snows, we better be moving.

We plan to go to Denali National Park on Sept 2 then on to Fairbanks. We will go to Delta Junction, Reka's Roadhouse, Tok and down to Whitehorse. We hope to see the bears at Fish Creek and the reenactment at Barkerville in British Columbia. Before we travel southeast to see family in Iowa, we’ll go to Yellowstone National Park.

Don't worry if you don't get emails or blogs from us from September 2 until sometime in October since Terry doesn’t set up the satellite dish when we only stay a day or two at one location. We will be having fun- RVing!

1 comment:

Jerry and Suzy said...

Darlene, we'll be anxiously awiting news from your travels south. Three years ago we visited Barkerville, but it was late in the Spring - no reenactment, and some rain. I got a great picture of Suzy and the deserted ghost town.

Jerry and Suzy