Special Thanks to Special Friends

David

A friend of the ‘Escape since its inception lo these many years ago (around 20 years, I think).  David usually comes up to the cabins every year or so, pitching in wherever an extra set of hands is needed and taking a ‘nature break’ from his otherwise frantic, high-demand schedule.  This year, David didn’t get much of a respite up here and shortly before he left last Thursday said “Gee, Laura, I don’t think I’ve ever worked so hard!!”.  Next time, David . . .

Morning coffee

Morning coffee

John

From the UK, found us through the HelpStay web site and figured he would spend a couple of weeks up here helping out.  That was a month ago, and we were sure saddened to see him go on Monday.  John did everything – from daily chores, to helping cook and clean, to leading day hikes, to insulating and fixing things!  And John did all that exceptionally well!!!  Our best wishes go with John as he continues his epic journey to the northern most point in Alaska to the southern most point in Chili.

Last Supper

Last Supper

Craig

A young-at-heart fellow from California who Laura met playing bridge online (still my fav p!).  Craig and his wonderful wife, Gigette, and silky-soft, adorable Tazzie “popped in” a couple of years ago on their way back from Alaska.  No, the ‘Escape is not exactly on anyone’s way through . . . Craig came back this year on his motorbike – arriving just when torrential rains turned the Rock Lake Road into a slimy mud bath!  Last we heard, Craig had made it up to Yellowknife, and slowly wound his way back south along the coast.

Craig lending a hand

Craig lending a hand

So, a BIG, HEART-FELT THANK YOU to these special friends!

Until next time . . . Happy Trails!  AND, exciting news coming up . . .


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