Friday, May 16, 2008


Del is working for Channel Construction and they have a contract out at Greens Creek Mine to create a tailings pit. Greenscreek is located north of Juneau so Del has to take a boat to and from work so you can imagine it is pretty isolated. Here are a few pictures...

This is a bear that was sitting outside of Del's backhoe. He said it was a bit creepy to have such a big animal just walking around in front of his machine.

Apparently here the "little" guy decided it was time to sit down and rest.
This is the ore warehouse where Greens Creek mining stores all the product they pull out of the hillside. They are pulling mostly Zinc. (Sorry for the glare, Del was in a moving truck when he took this picture).

You can see here the long tube that is a conveyer that dumps the ore material into the ship.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Opening Day!!

Saturday was opening day of Little League in Juneau. It was supposed to be last Saturday but there was still a bit of snow on the fields. We also had our first game. Mia is playing 'farm' league softball. Farm league is when the coach pitches. Mia had fun, she was 1 for 1 and threw out two players when she was in the pitchers position. She loves to wear her costume, aka uniform.

Easter in Alaska

Athough Easter was early this year it was a typical Alaskan Easter. Snow and rain. Here are some pictures of our local egg hunt. Needless to say the Easter Bunny came to our house but all eggs and suprises were hidden in the house...ya think!!