I have just taken a new job in Great Falls, Montana. A new state and new areas to explore.
By: joealaska , 5:44 AM GMT on October 11, 2012
Wednesday evening, pulled out the suitcase to start premature packing.
Dutchie immediately claimed the suitcase as her latest perch.
GNU comes back Friday as far as I know. GNU-R leaves Monday. GNU-est does not exist.
The Deadliest Catch crews are back. I saw the captain with the long white hair, BILL (?) at
Safeway. The helicopter with the camera on its nose is here. We saw it take off this afternoon from the airport, and later I saw it buzzing around a couple of crab boats in the harbor. The boat crews have been here for at least a week assembling crab pots.
We have had a run of Coast Guard boats coming through. LOVE the Coast Guard. Well today one of those boats left Dutch after being here for a few days. Shortly after that, some air freight arrived for them. Evidently it was pretty important freight, as they sent a helicopter back to pick it up. We went to meet it and parked at the airport just off the runway. We opened the windows to listen for the helicopter hoping to get film of it arriving. When we heard that sound and got out of our vehicle
it was already landing. It had arrived over Ballyhoo Summit and landed behind us.
We had to chase the helicopter around the airport (Meet me at the airport!) as it is a decent sized airport. We saw where they were headed and met them. There were 2 pieces at 130 pounds each. It was THEIR job at this point. They did not flinch when I told them we were expecting a free ride for the delivery. Nothing. They were able to get a forklifter to help them load their freight. Then we went to a nice vantage point (Second story at the WW2 Museum) and took movies of their departure.
A first for me. VACATION TO VACATION with no days off. Oh sure, I stayed home one day. But it was phone central. No OFF in sight. One week short of 4 months. I am talking many LONG days, and a couple half days.
GNU-R saw a couple (cuppla) of foxes recently.
The return of the vulpine.
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