Monday, May 11, 2009

About That Time...

I think it is about time I explain my blog name. Sometime ago I was investigating this old building by the Matinuska River in Palmer Alaska. I was so excited that I talked to the owner about it. He allowed me to go in and check out the place. I wanted to turn the place into a luxury B&B. It didn't turn out, the owner backed out of negotiations and I was unable to secure funds. I would have been able to Finish the project with $1 mil. Unfortunately nobody had the vision that I saw in this place like I did. I wasn't supported outside of my immediate family. I still have the mind set to do a B&B but it will have to wait obviously until after I retire. I have one year left and then I am throwing in the towel. I will be done with my Masters in Management too.
I have a lot of exciting things going on in the near future. I can hardly wait. I look forward to returning to my family from the PI and spending lost time with them, then I will get in to all these future endeavors that I am planning.
One thing that I have always wanted to do is write a book. You may have noticed that I do a fair job on this blog. But I am currently in the final stages of a children's bed time story. I can't wait till it is done and out on the streets. You will have to look for it on Rochelle is doing the art work for the book. She is very good at that. In fact she sketched the B&B as it would have looked when completed on a poster board when I presented my idea to the top dog at Alaska USA. He basically said come back when you have grown up. The proposed B&B is at the foot of the mountain that you see in the picture it is called Lazy Mountain. You can go back in the history of this blog and see all the fun I had when that was going on in my life. I believe March time frame of 08.
That in a nut shell is why my blog is named INN The Wilderness.


Anonymous said...

Dreams keep us going and dreams DO come true. Wonderful story..good to know.

upinak said...

Lazy Mountain is beautiful. I love going up there to see friends.

I use to live across the Mat river, over by Owl Farm.

I miss the sounds of the wolves howling at night but hated the commute to Anchorage at 3 AM.

Good Luck to you and I hope it turns out well. let me know when you do get up and running and I will make sure to tell my internet blogging friends who come up and from all over. Gotta keep Alaskan's spirits and businesses alive!

I'm Always Rite said...

I knew what your blog name meant, but I'm wierd like that. :) I'm bummed you never got the backing for the B&B. It would have been groovy. I could just see you and Jen running it. :)

Hope all is well in the... PI, is it? :)

You and your awesome family remain in my prayers!

Anonymous said...

I guess the plethora of children will come in handy for staff !
I thought maybe you were building a sports I see you just want a 'family' business. :)