Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
June, 2019 - Mount Denali, Alaska

Monday, May 31, 2010

Wonderful Weekend

We had a wonderful weekend. Even though the campground was completely full, there were no problems. Everyone behaved and had a good time. The weather was incredible. It was actually hot, but I'm not complaining. Highs were in the upper 80s and it was humid. Our site does not have any shade so we had to run the air.

Yesterday we were very busy with canoe rentals. The park has 4 canoes and 4 kayaks to rent. Prices are $5 per hour, $15 for a half day, or $25 for a full day. On Saturday 2 families rented all 4 kayaks for both Saturday and Sunday. That was $200; they didn't bat an eye. They had several kids between them and they kept the kayaks at their sites right on the river for both days. I think they had a great time using the kayaks.

Two of the canoes were rented for the day yesterday morning. The other 2 canoes came and went all day with hourly rentals. It worked out well, but it seemed people only came when we were trying to eat. It must have been Murphy's Law :)

We had some friends camping in the park for the weekend. We played games, ate, sat around the campfire, ate, chatted, ate (you get the picture)! Oh yeah, and we may have had a few cocktails :)

Thanks for your comments regarding DirecTV. I didn't want to appear negative, but I try to give details about our experiences. Hopefully, it may help others in their fulltime plans.

We don't have the network feed for the east and west coasts. According to the installer, we can call every time we move, give them our new zip code, and they are supposed to give us the local feed for that area. We were assured there was no limit on this, and we would not be charged. We'll see how that goes.

Kevin put a switch on the system so we can switch between DirecTV and the antenna if we want to. If DirecTV gives us a hard time, we'll just use the antenna for local channels. Of course, then we won't be able to tape them on the DVR. We'll see how it goes this winter.

I was finally able to get a picture of a hummingbird at my feeder. They sure move fast :) Thanks to Judy for letting me know it is a ruby throated hummingbird coming to my feeder. It wasn't his neck that was green, but his back. Oops! His neck is sort of orange.