THE U-Pick GARDEN will be closing August 20th. This will be the last year the garden will be open to the public. Next year I'll be operating as a CSA, supplying about 20 regular customers with weekly boxes. Thank you for your support over the last 8 years, but it's time to try something new.

To get a copy of my book, "How To Grow Vegetables In Sitka, Alaska" just give me a call....The books are $20 plus tax. If you live out of town and want me to mail you a copy, you can mail a check for $25.60 to:

Lori Adams
P O Box 6021
Sitka, Alaska

Down To Earth U-Pick Garden is located at 2103 Sawmill Creek Road in Sitka, Alaska. It is open usually from mid-June through late August. Hours are Monday-Saturday 12:00 to 6:30. On Farmer's Market Saturdays I am not open until 2:00. Children are welcome but may not run through the garden or chase the ducks. If you have any questions you can contact me, Lori Adams, at 907-747-6108 or 907-738-2241. My email address is

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Flight Back

We were scheduled to be back in town with the boat by October 5, but Mr. Adams decided to extend the trip by a few more days, so I had to catch a float plane back to town...I had business to take care of!  Don't you feel sorry for me?  There's nothing quite like flying in a small plane over these mountains....I love it!

And here is my trusty pilot, Kenny Bellows who operates Air Sitka.  Kenny is the most experienced pilot in Southeast Alaska.  He has been flying for over 40 years in Alaska and has logged over 40,000 hours!!!
We have known Kenny for quite a few years, and Mr. Adams always enjoys chatting with him.

Once we were in the air Kenny did a fly-by of the boat....which was awesome!

And then we headed for Sitka.  It was blue sky with patchy clouds where we were with the boat, but as we reached the head of the bay the clouds increased and the ceiling was quite low....can we squeak underneath?

Nope...we couldn't, so Kenny started circling and circling upward, just like the eagles do....

Until we got above the clouds...

There's Mount Edgecumbe, our extinct volcano, off in the distance.  It was smooth sailing all the way and clear over Sitka so we landed with no problems.  It was a beautiful flight!...thanks Kenny!

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