I am not saying that, in my Post of yesterday, ‘I promised’ that I would publish the photo-shoot of our small home up in Manley Hot Springs today BUT ..

Today, over on blogspot, I published the photo shoot of our Manley home.

Below is a link for you to click on to see it.


I had a really odd experience happen to me during our stay up in Manley. I went up to our Washeteria to do some laundry.

I read the directions for washing a load of laundry after I put my clothes into the washing machine. Do any of you ever load your clothes into your washing machine and then put in your laundry detergent?

The directions read : YOU MUST put the laundry detergent into the washing machine before you place your clothes into the washing machine.

Well I decided to do it ‘their way’. I took out all of my clothes. Added the laundry detergent, then added my clothes and did my wash.

When I got home I ‘Googled’ the proper way to add laundry detergent to a washing machine and the directions on the washer in Manley were absolutely correct. You FIRST add your detergent. THEN you load your laundry into the washer.

Live-and-Learn !!


Cap and Patti


Here in Anchorage, Alaska, it is Sunday evening, the  8th of July 2018.

Patti and I have just now gotten home, safe-and-sound, to our Condo in Anchorage. To put it briefly, we had a great trip to the North.

On June the 28th, Patti flew from Anchorage up to Fairbanks, Alaska. I picked Patti up at the Fairbanks Airport and we then drove from Fairbanks to our second home in Manley Hot Springs. Our 6-day stay in Manley (Friday the 29th of June through Wednesday the 4th of July) was a few notches beyond being wonderful.

On July the 5th (this past Thursday) we then returned from Manley to Fairbanks. We stayed two nights (Thursday and Friday the 5th and 6th of July) in Fairbanks. Yesterday, Saturday the 7th, we drove from Fairbanks down to Mary’s McKinley View Motel located near Milepost 134 on the George Parks Highway, the main road between Fairbanks and Anchorage.

Our stay last night, and our breakfast this morning, again was a few notches past merely being wonderful.

Last night it rained.


Today, Sunday the 8th, it rained some more. All day today, it rained basically to within 10-miles of Anchorage. Yes. It was much more difficult driving in the rain on a two-lane highway (The Parks Highway) with relatively heavy 4th of July week traffic but we made it safely.

A promise made is a debt unpaid. Robert W. Service

I really intend to post some of the 500 or so photos that I snapped this past few days. On Saturday alone I snapped 270 photos. How do I know this? My camera has each photo numbered and it is easy to do-the-math.

Do I always do-the-math?

No. This time I wanted to see how many photos my Nikon Cool Pix S4300 would take beginning with its battery fully charged until it stated Battery Exhausted and shut itself off. Now-I-know. I can shoot about 270 photos. I have not used this particular camera (with a unique re-chargeable battery that I have not been able to purchase spare batteries separately from Nikon) in about 5-years opting instead for normal, AA size, Alkaline Battery powered Nikon Coolpix cameras in the L-Series. Nikon does not sell the L-Series Coolpix cameras here in the United States. I discovered them in Hong Kong and prefer them because I can carry spare, fresh, AA Duracell or Eveready batteries, and when the ones in the L-Series cameras are exhausted, I simply replace them with fresh batteries. I also use Sony Brand re-chargeable AA batteries as well.

A promise made is a debt unpaid. Robert W. Service 

I did promise ‘Zilla that I would shoot, and post, photos of our second home in Manley. So ‘Zilla you can most definitely look forward to a photo shoot of the exterior of our place in Manley.

OK. I want to publish this post so it dates as Sunday the 8th of July and, to do-so, I need to just-do-it (press Publish).

Smiles .. Patti and Cap