Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Back from My Break!

I honestly can't believe it's been two weeks since I've posted! My laptop
has been in the shop-it's toast. So I've bought a new one.
I've been spending most of my days off walking around
the resort area snapping photos.
The resort where I'm working is the only original lodge that's still operating
in the Yukon. Therefore we have a lot of old, original log buildings here.
It's certainly not a fancy place, but ever so rich in history.
All of the old cabins are used for storage now. A shame, I think.
This is an old dugout where canned good were stored many eons ago.
This is a Yukon Crocus. It bloomed just last week, so I'm hoping this
is a sign that spring is on the way here!
Look at these sweet mountain sheep that came down to the lake to get
a drink. They will be gone to the other side of the mountain soon. The
ewes come over to have their kids and then about a month later they
return to the other side. I'm so thrilled I was able to get this close.
We also have a boat bone yard here. This is Josephine. I can  only imagine
the fish she's hauled in in her days. Although it is beautiful here, it is
also sad to see what was once an active and striving way of life now
faded into decay. The dear couple we work for are now in their 70's and are just worn out and tired of the daily grind of running a resort. They have
had it for sale for many years now, but there's not many people with 1.2
million dollars to invest in a remote resort that needs a lot of updating
done to it as well.  I'm really grateful for the whole experience because
I can't imagine it can go on a whole lot longer.
I've looking forward to visiting you all soon-I really missed knowing
what's happening!
My one year anniversary is coming up in June! I can't believe how
quickly the time has passed. It's all been good. I'm sure I won't get
many arguments on that point!!
 I'm planning a drawing,
so stay posted for more info.
Blessings to all-Kimberly


  1. It is so good to see you again my friend. It has been a treat to see these photos of your surroundings, it is sad that the camp may no longer be.

    Take care and see you soon. xxoo

  2. Good to hear you're okay and you'll be "with us" once again! The pictures are just SO AWESOME!!! I would love to live there! In that first cabin you showed! Right up my alley! Yeah...12Mil is a bit much for me! LOL! So glad you're back!!!!

  3. Such neat places to see...thanks so much for sharing them...don't you just wish that the walls could talk?
    Beautiful place...keep sending pics.

  4. HI Kimberly, Great to hear from you again. What a neat place!!!! Are you and hubby enjoying your new life up there? I'm sure that the older couple appreciate you being there.

    Thanks for the pictures... Sorry about your laptop --but glad you have a new one now.

    Take Care. Hope Spring is THERE now.

  5. Hey Kimberly- Fun to see you back posting! I love those old buildings and it IS a shame they are used for storage. What a neat old boat boneyard, too. xo Diana

  6. Hi Kimberly, I have missed you too!
    I'm glad you are up and running on the computer again. These old log cabins are kind of neat. I wonder why one is built so high up?? I love the old boat too. An interesting spot to work for sure. We've had great weather here until today and it's only 8C and rainy. It's warming up to 20 tomorrow though with rain again. I'm glad spring is coming to you now. Take care my friend. Blessings to you!
    Hugs, Pam

  7. What a great place for your new adventure! What's the name of the lodge?

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  18. So glad to have you back. I love all the photos, they are just perfect for the area you are in. I certainly hope Spring is coming to you soon:)

  19. Glad you are back! Those are awesome photos!

  20. So glad to see you, I am always looking for a post. Thank you for sharing the cabin pictures, I just love your adventure. I have never heard of mountain sheep! Keep the pictures coming!


  21. Spring and Summer must be so different then Winter! The flowers and look at that sky. Beautiful!

    My heart goes out to your bosses. But miracles do happen.

    Glad you got a new computer. It's great to have you back.

  22. Love the pictures, Kimberly. It's nice to see you back. The crocus are so pretty!

  23. Kimberly,
    Beautiful pictures of the old log cabins. Some of them look not so bad, heck they would make for nice hunting/fishing camps (like we had up north).
    The sheep are so white, you would think they would have some dirt spots on them from their travels, lol.
    What beautiful crocus flowers. I look forward to reading more about your stay there.
    Take care, Sandy

  24. Really? That's a lot of money for a place that is so old and run-down and so far out of the way. That would be a lot for a resort in my corner.

    Good to find you keeping busy and with a new lap-top! Very good news that...

  25. Hi Kimberly, glad to hear that things are going well. I loved seeing some of the historic pieces in the resort where you are working. Yes, hopefully the crocus means Spring will soon be there. Wishing you the best.

  26. Wondered where you'd gone. I went through a similar thing with my laptop, but now I have a new and much more powerful computer, but still an Air Book.

    You are so content and positive. I love that.

    All joys,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  27. What great pictures - it looks like such a fun place to explore.

  28. what a beautiful old place. it's such
    a shame the owners can't find a good
    buyer. :(

  29. I am so glad you updated. It is really beautiful. I love all of those log cabins. Not to mention the other things that are there. It is like stepping back in time. I imagine there isn't a lot of people that go to the Yukon. I know that down here in the lower 48 they are having the same problems in the national parks. People don't want to go with out broadband connections.
    I wish I could go, I would love to see all of that. I have always dreamed of going there.
    Well, I am so glad you are okay. I think about you all of the time.
    Gosh it has already been a year? Wow time flies, So glad you started blogging. I am glad to have met you.

  30. Hi there.
    Time certainly flies by, doesn't it!
    So good to hear from you again :)

    Love the rustic charm of those old cabins. It would be lovely to see them restored and used again.

    Congrats on the up-coming anniversary too :)

    Have a great week!

  31. I love your photos! The old cabins are really charming and it's a shame they aren't still used. I hope the couple gets the place sold.
    Have fun with your new laptop and enjoy the spring! Good to see you posting again!

  32. What a neat place. Love the pictures. Glad you got a new computer and were able to join us again!

  33. I would love a large photo of the boat -- nicely done..missed being able to see what's been happening..

    I am back Yes, it's Kristeen from Cabo - and I back in the states but lost your email so I could let you know but I did remembered your web site - so I thought I'd pop in and let you know and also I have a new blog - see ya around http://kandsinn.blogspot.com/

  34. Looks like a great place with lots of old stories! :)

  35. I really enjoyed seeing all the photographs of the old cabins and other sites in the Yukon. It's sad that they're asking so much for the resort, because it would be so much fun to restore everything...even that boat.
    All Lovely!

  36. I know you are happy to be "connected" to bloggyland again. Those old cabins are so neat- it is a shame they aren't in use.

  37. thanks for sharing these pictures. It's not a place that many of us will have a chance to see. I recently had the chance to visit with an old childhood friend, who drives trucks way up north in Alberta, Yukon, etc and it made me think of you.

  38. I love the sight of the old log buildings, memories of days past, so sad they don't still rent them out still.I Have had to start a new blog , my other blog was completely deleted.
    I would love for you to find me again, my old blog was called When the bough breaks, and my new one is In my dreams I see, my first post back I decided to come clean about my vision loss and how it happened, I'm glad I got that first post out of the way, it was a difficult one to write,
    I missed you while you were gone, welcome back,

  39. You are so fortunate to be able to do this!! What an adventure! Keep the posts coming :)
    xo, misha

  40. Kimberly -- what an adventure for you!! The photos are simply wonderful -- would LOVE to be there with you - ENJOY :)



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