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Monday, June 10, 2013

SPIN #1 (SP Interesting News)

by Kennel Mom (aka Mickey)

This is the first in a series of summer posts. The topics are all related to SP Kennel in some way and are mostly my impressions of our little corner of Interior Alaska during these warmer months. Hope you enjoy!!

Late spring here is inconsistent at best! Mickey and Doug (Aliy's parents) arrived from Florida last Sunday when the Fairbanks area was touting sun and 80 degrees. Monday through Thursday the high was 50 degrees and it poured rain. I wore heavy socks and a hooded jacket under rain gear.

Today the National Weather Service forecast  for the Middle Tanana Valley (FAI and vicinity) is..... Partly cloudy, scattered rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 70's.

To all you Interior Alaska visitors: Be prepared for dramatic weather fluctuations.

Doug and I live in our little 'cabin in the woods' in Two Rivers AK. We have a huge extended family nearby. Aliy, Allen and the SP canine crew are just down the street. Our daughter, Kaz, her husband, Ray, and their son, Sammy, are around the corner.

Allen's daughters, Jennifer and Bridgett, and their families are here. Jennifer, Kevin and their son, Jacob, live in Fairbanks. Bridgett, Scotty and their son, Timber, live just west of town.

Meghan is still here in two Rivers. Ryne is here too.

We just keep accumulating family! How great is that?

Above left: Sammy, our mini-musher, enjoys the results of the week's rain. Above right: A Granny Greeting

SP Kennel canine matriarch, Chacha, and human matriarch, Mickey were elated to see each other. The two Grannys plan to enjoy fun and family together at SP Kennel this summer.


My daughters are real dogs said...


Nessmuk said...

I love SPIN! Thanks for the update.....all I got to add is the weather here in the Adirondacks is also wildly erratic....23 degrees one night and 70 degrees 4 days later.....weird weather indeed! Cha Cha looks to be enjoying the family gathering for sure!

Anonymous said...

It's great, Mickey! Nice to see your posts...hope summer is there to stay for you.

Linda Toth said...

We just keep accumulating family! How great is that?"

Pretty dang great, I'd say!

Moosekahl said...

Welcome back "home"! We should go for lunch some time soon! Take care, Nicolle

Anonymous said...

Welcome back Mickey! also glad that Meghan is still in the area too! Hope you have a terrific time catching up. Thanks for your posts, its a highlight of my summer here in CA. Woof Woof.
Padee Santa Rosa

Anonymous said...

Welcome back Mickey and Doug! Sounds like the good times are beginning to roll. Am looking forward to your summer posts.
ps Stella sends a hello "hoowwllll"

Marilyn Cozzens said...

What a great family. What a great welcome from ChaCha, Mickey. I second that welcome! Enjoy the summer months. We here in New Mexico are having errectic swings in weather, also. Any news of puppies?

Margaret said...

So glad you're back!!!

Lourdes, VT said...

Thanks for the great post Mickey, I'm looking forward to reading them this summer. What a wonderful extended family!!! Dogs and humans!!! :)

Peter and Linda said...

Welcome back Doug and Mickey!

Carole said...

Thanks so much for all the updates. I'm enjoying them so much. The pictures are also great!

Sue Weiss said...

Wish I were there too! Our summers are very hot and humid - rather have the cold. Give Chacha a hug for me, Olivia too, and Dingle, Honda, Bonito, Li'l Debbie - well just give them ALL a hug for me! Hi to Doug too.
NC Sue