Still some brown spots, but the lawn is filling in.
At the last minute we decided to go to Tok (where I grew up) for the 4th of July. I haven't been back there for about 15 years. We left home at 9:00 pm. It's a 3.5 hour drive. This is what Delta looked like as we went through. Pretty quiet.
Small town America where you can stand in the middle of the road and not see a soul.
We took a walk at 1:30 am after the long drive. (No idea what they are doing).
In the morning we went right out front of our motel and watched the parade. After spending way too long uploading photos I found another file of better photos. Nope. No time for a redo so this is what you get.
Mr. Whitoke was the Grand Marshall. He was my 1st grade teacher and has to be near 80 and as spunky as ever.
This is my 6th and 8th grade teacher (he taught me both years) with a memorial to the fallen fire fighters in Arizona. Fire fighting is a main income of many of the people in this area.
Putting money on the greased pole. Niece Jadyn got a few dollars off it.
Looking for change.
A view of town.
We stopped by the home I grew up in that my brother now owns. He is trucking in the states so no one was home. I'll have to dig out some photos to show you what it looked like when my mom was alive. Flowers everywhere.
We stopped at Muklukland to let the kids play and got to visit with some locals.
Mr. Jacobs is getting Lucas cotton candy. He was my 2nd grade teacher.
Bill was my dad and Larry is my brother.
I remember playing in this when I was a kid.
Homer played mini-golf with the kids.
That afternoon Homer and I went to a picnic with former teachers while the kids played. Who do I remember?? Let's see... ???, Mrs. Hoar (high school English), Mr. Whitoke (1st grade), Mr. Stiefel (7th grade), his wife Gracia, Mrs. Pine, Mr. Pine, Mrs. Keech, ???, Mr. Hosken (principal), Mr. Kelley (6th and 8th grade), Mr. Reitano (shop teacher), Mrs. Hosken and Mrs. Kelley. All worked in the school, but I didn't have them all as teachers so I'm not really sure what everyone did. (Some of them taught my brothers 15 years before me!!).
Former students.... Tim Milanoski, David Hoar, ???, Robin Kelley, me and Zena Reitano.
Before we left town we ate at the famous Fast Eddies Restaurant. Very good food.
We passed by the Moon Lake forest fire.