Posts tagged: first visit to Zeiger homestead

Finding Our Way Home – A Story for “First View”

By , December 5, 2010

December 4 is a family holiday we call “First View,” commemorating the anniversary of the first time we saw the homestead property. Last year, I related the story of that day. This year, I’d like to reminisce about our second visit to the homestead, President’s Day weekend, February 2005.

The most memorable part of that trip was getting to the homestead. We had taken the ferry north in the afternoon and arrived in Haines after dark. We drove to Mud Bay, and, heavily loaded with gear, set out to hike the trail to the homestead.

In retrospect, I’m amazed at our enthusiasm, if not our naivete. We’d been to the homestead only once before, hiking in with a guide in daylight, with light packs. This time would be very different. Continue reading 'Finding Our Way Home – A Story for “First View”'»

First View: A Homestead-Made Holiday

By , December 5, 2009

December 4th marks the fifth anniversary of our first visit to the homestead. We observe this day as “First View,” a family day of “little T” thanksgiving.

To honor First View, here’s the story of our first visit to our new home: Continue reading 'First View: A Homestead-Made Holiday'»

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