Nothing remains the same. Life flows like a river, it changes, it evolves. It always goes on.
Some times change is slow. Other times it’s quick and as subtle as a brick through a window.
The sale of Stewart’s Landing this past summer was the latter. It happened fast and the change was immediate.
Jeff and MP King, you had a nice run.
When there is a transactional change, it’s a win/win if both parties get what they wanted. For the King’s, it was time to move on and explore life beyond the Kenai River. For the people who bought Stewart’s Landing, it is the perfect property to build their dream river home. A win/win for sure.
For the many who launched their boat, camped, and bank fished at Stewart’s Landing, the sale of the property brings a little sadness. We were all fortunate that Loren Stewart opened up his homestead for river access, and for the King’s who continued it for as long as they did.
For me, what I’ll miss the most about the launch is visiting with the King’s. There was no better place on the river to hear the latest news on fish issues. Mayberry had Floyd’s barbershop, I had Stewart’s Landing.
I’m glad I was able to say goodbye to the King’s before they left Alaska. During our conversation, I asked about the Stewart’s Landing signage. They really hadn’t thought much about it and asked if I wanted them.
The signs are now hanging on the shed near the dock. I put them there as a reminder of what was, and what will never be.
Jane and I are not far away from making changes ourselves. We’re still enjoying the ride we’re on, but retirement is in our future as well.
It bears repeating.
Nothing remains the same. Life flows like a river, it changes, it evolves. It always goes on….