October 08, 2004


My Uncle Pete, (yes, the one who was in the paper posing with a potato he grew that was shaped like a moose), sent this photo and e-mail to let me know he's back from Alaska. Sounds like he had the usual snow to endure on his trek driving south all the way back to Florida from his homestead near Homer.
He makes this drive every year. Like a diver acclimatizing by slowly rising to the surface, Pete and his beautiful wife Cecile drive the couple thousand miles home. Pete misses Alaska and the fishing and the natural splendor of the summers so much in the winter that I think he uses the road trip to prepare himself for the loss. I think he'd explode from the pressure if he just flew home in one fell swoop.
Back after a thousand miles of this, some light and some heavy!!!!! Beautiful, but I think would get old after a few weeks, unless you liked winter sports - I'm a fisherman, and they don't bite in the snow.
Posted by Jeff at October 8, 2004 08:35 AM | TrackBack