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Monday, July 20, 2009

Here is yesterday's log that was sent to the kids:
Sunday, July 19, day 5 in the motor home

We woke up this morning and had pancakes and maple syrup for breakfast. We walked to church about 3 blocks. It was a tiny church - 8 pews, 20 people, 4 of them visitors. After Mass we were invited to the room behind the church for juice and visiting. One family had 8 kids. I talked with the father and the priest while Dad visited with the administrator and a couple of other people. The priest was a fan of bishop Untener so we had some common ground for a conversation.

We got back from 11:00 oclock Mass at about 2:30. Then we met a character that lives behind the RV park. He is an author. Dad bought his books. This guy is a real character. He is a Grizzly Adams type. He and his girlfriend took us on a tour of their place. (Think Summerton). Miles and Irene make their living by selling artifacts, jewelry, and by cleaning and restoring skulls. Irene was going to show me the maggot room where they put the skulls so the maggots can eat the meat, but I declined. Miles has a website you may find very interesting. Miles of Alaska. The tour of Miles’ and Irene’s grounds was probably the most interesting tour we’ve been on.

From the RV park you could see the smoke from the wildfires. When you look at the pictures I’ve attached, know that those are not clouds you are looking at - it is smoke. The man at the visitor center (think Donny Courter with black hair) told us that in about 4 hours that smoke would be pretty close to Nenana. We took some pics on the way outta Dodge.

We are now in an RV park in Fairbanks. We ended up back to back with a couple we met on the cruise.

Word of the Day
Monday of the Sixteenth week in Ordinary Time
Today the Church celebrates : St. Margaret of Antioch, Virgin and Martyr, St. Apollinaris, Bishop and Martyr
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 12:38-42.

Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to him, "Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you." He said to them in reply, "An evil and unfaithful generation seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it except the sign of Jonah the prophet. Just as Jonah was in the belly of the whale three days and three nights, so will the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights. At the judgment, the men of Nineveh will arise with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and there is something greater than Jonah here. At the judgment the queen of the south will arise with this generation and condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and there is something greater than Solomon here.

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