Sonidos Serranos

Sonidos Serranos: Sounds of the Sierras...
Reflecting some of my family's interests: God's wonderful creation (especially mountains and hills!), music, and language...

Psalm 121:1-2 (NASB)

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

05 June 2018

Denali National Park & Preserve!

On Tuesday of last week, we visited Denali National Park & Preserve. Truly a privilege!

Our Loving Shepherd gave us perfect weather – not to be taken for granted, especially at Denali! We enjoyed more details of the wonders of creation than we had on our previous visit.

The snowshoe hare came up to me as I was photographing the caribou! And the ground squirrels kept popping out of the rocks around us, chattering at each other and at us as E and DJ stopped along the trail to complete the Junior Ranger Activity Books.

We saw creatures great and small!

Caribou  at close range!

Dall Sheep  specks, moving on the mountainside!

Grizzly Bear – and Cub?!

Moose  on the way out of the park!

In our rush to go see the Grizzly, we cut short our “hike” and didn’t take time to recreate the picture from our previous visit on the Savage River Trail... (Maybe next time!)

But we actually did get a good view of Denali – “The High One!” – on the horizon! We’re told that only 30% who come to see North America’s tallest mountain actually get to see it.

20,310 feet tall!

Family Note: On the drive from Fairbanks, the back seat grew quiet.

Yep! A picture truly is worth a thousand words!
Sums up our physical state at this point in travel!

On the way back to Fairbanks...

We stopped for ice-cream…

Enjoyed an extended Alaskan sunset...

11:25 pm (AKDT)

Saw multiple rainbows...

10:50 pm (AKDT)

And watched the full moon rising over the mountains on the horizon!

11:49 pm (AKDT)

SO much beauty! SO much to be thankful for!

Chena Lakes Outing!

We’ve been enjoying our time with friends from college days...

“Is any pleasure on earth as great
as a circle of Christian friends
by a good fire?”

Uruguayan mate by the campfire!

And lots of water fun!

Truly a refreshing evening!

Im overwhelmed by these kind gifts from our Loving Shepherd!

27 May 2018

Chinese Hot Pot!

The latest cultural experience at Bei Jing Hot Pot Asian Cuisine in Fairbanks, Alaska.


22 May 2018

Newborn Moose Twins!

On the way to and from church this past weekend, we saw a moose with newborn twins right outside the military base in Anchorage.

This trio makes thirteen moose sightings so far for our family this trip.

Alaskan Sunsets!

Sunset on the day we first arrived (May 1) in Anchorage was 10:05 PM.
(In Montevideo, in contrast, the sun set at 6:02 PM that day.)

Eagle River (north of Anchorage) on May 21 at 10:23 PM
(Sunset was at 10:57 PM!)

15 May 2018

Celebrating Life!

While we were in the neighborhood, we had to stop at the famous local bakery: “The Moose Is Loose!”

“Happy Half B-Day!” (to DJ)
“Happy Mother’s Day!” (to me)

We tried to get some “good” pictures yesterday... And ended up with snapshots of real life – just like we did last year!

Once again, I am thankful – thankful beyond words – for my precious Little People! And I’m thankful to be celebrating life with them!

03 April 2018

Family! ♥

Thankful for time with extended family!

Happy Birthday, Dear Abu!