Thursday, August 20, 2009
We're staying for a couple of days in Stoddartsville, Pennsylvania. Our little cabin is right next to the Lehigh River, where we've been painting and rafting every day. Yesterday we met 91-year-old John Butler, who presides over a whole settlement of historic buildings.
On his front porch during a summer shower he told of his 25 years in the Navy and his hunting adventures in Alaska.
One of his fondest memories was driving a dogsled down the frozen Matanuska river by the light of the moon.