An early evening stroll

Tonight, after a lovely dinner provided by our hosts, I loaded up with bug spray and took a little walk around the camp. I hadn’t checked out all the different areas and since the evening was so very lovely it seemed like a perfect opportunity. Want to come along?
This is where we are parked.
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We’re very cozy (and close enough so I can yell at Rosie if I need to borrow a cup of sugar!). Jay and Naomi and Pete and Ellen are parked on the other side of this building (where we meet for devotions, break and games).
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I took the pictures standing in the same place, so even though we aren’t all together, we are certainly all in the same neighborhood!
I hadn’t checked out the horse barn, so I wandered over that way.
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Along with their horses (they have quite an equestrian program here)
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they also have a petting zoo of sorts.

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Busy place, that barn!
But, on with the walk-
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This is the building where we ladies have been sewing. Once it’s finished it will be used as cabin space for campers. Right now it’s pretty cluttered with our sewing stuff as we’ve been working on curtains. (We’ve completed 17 pairs, with 9 more to go!).
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I’m not sure who gets to sleep in the tent – maybe some of the summer staff?
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The cabins and dining hall are down at the “lower camp” – just a short walk down the road,
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But I thought I’d explore a path down to the lake
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I had spotted something white high in one of those pine trees on the other side of the lake and thought it might be a bald eagle.
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But alas….
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It was just a seagull. I guess they get to make nests too!
Looking back from the observation deck you can see the dining hall (left) and another building.
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It’s pretty scenic, but the permafrost does an amazing job each year of skewing the buildings and generally wreaking havoc with the roads and floors. The camp is hoping to move the camp center (mostly the dining hall) to up on the same level where the horse barn is. It’s a couple of years down the road, so meanwhile they’ve put up a “temporary” building to use for activities.
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I think it’s working well for them!
But a walk around this camp didn’t only bring me to buildings and animals and Lake Li-Wa. (Here’s another lake shot I really like -)
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But it also had a lovely selection of wildflowers along the way.

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Back up the hill….
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And home.
A good walk, and a nice quiet evening.
The sun should be setting about 12:32AM today (and it comes up just two and a half hours later at 3:08AM). This daylight thing is pretty crazy!
Off to the dark bedroom!

3 thoughts on “An early evening stroll”

  1. Thank you for the beautiful pictures of Alaska, and your Sowers assignment. My husband and I are looking to be Sowers within the next year or two, and your dialog just confirms that what you are doing for our Lord is what we want to do also!

  2. It look like things have changed some since we were last there.. but some of the buildings look familiar… Sounds like you are really enjoying Fairbanks.. Been to any churches lately ( think we attended Nazarene not far from there ) restaurants, stores etc.? What are the curtains for? Love all your pictures and news.. We are heading back to Michigan in 3 days and then a Sower project in Colorado.. Peg from the office callled today and said we have 12 couples!!! Tell everyone HI…

  3. thank you so much for all the work you did at liwa. the new curtains in the guy cabin area were amazing (we could actual make it dark in the cabins at night 😀 ) Without people like you us summer staff would not be able to continue ministering to the kids.

    Thanks for all the work you did.

    William aka All Star

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