alaska

The drive from Fairbanks, Alaska to Deadhorse and Prudhoe Bay (photo #1) alvin December 14, 2019 - 11:10am

Here’s another photo from my drive from Fairbanks, Alaska to Deadhorse and Prudhoe Bay.

The drive from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska alvin December 13, 2019 - 8:57am

This is a photo from the drive I once took from Fairbanks, Alaska all the way up to Deadhorse and Prudhoe Bay.

Photos from Fairbanks, Alaska to Prudhoe Bay alvin December 12, 2019 - 7:02am

I forgot all about this, but at some point I posted large photos of my 2007 drive from Fairbanks, Alaska to Prudhoe Bay. As you can see in those photos, it’s dirt roads all the way.

Gonna have that song stuck in my head alvin December 12, 2019 - 6:36am

“Gonna have that song stuck in my head”

~ from the Tundra Comics 2019 calendar

A wee bit of cause and effect

A wee bit of cause and effect:

I may never have lived in Alaska
if I didn’t first go there on vacation.

I may have never gone to Alaska on vacation
if Colorado wasn’t on fire in 2002.

I may not have thought to go to Alaska in 2002
if I hadn’t discovered Northern Exposure ~1996.

I may never have discovered Northern Exposure
if I didn’t quit a job I didn’t like in 1995.

I may never have discovered Northern Exposure if a tv channel
that doesn’t exist today hadn’t aired it back then.

This keeps going back in time until I was born (or before then),
but that’s the basic idea.

Ravens in Alaska help with Walmart cart returns alvin December 9, 2019 - 12:16pm

In Anchorage, Alaska, Walmart has apparently trained the ravens to help with the return of carts. If you look carefully you’ll see that there are at least five ravens in this photo.

Signpost in Anchorage, Alaska alvin December 5, 2019 - 8:21pm

If you like signs, this signpost on the corner of 4th and F streets in Anchorage, Alaska shows the distance to many other cities in the U.S. and around the world.

A sign at the Mat-Su Regional hospital in Alaska alvin November 27, 2019 - 8:33am

This is a photo of a sign at the Mat-Su Regional hospital in Alaska back in 2010. A nurse there told me that if I could read it, I was healthy enough to go home. :)

The Shrine of St. Therese, Juneau, Alaska alvin November 23, 2019 - 2:31pm

I’m not a religious person in the traditional sense of the word, but I do like to visit old churches when I travel. There are wonderful old churches throughout Alaska, and also in New Mexico.

I haven’t made it to Juneau, Alaska, yet, but when I do I want to visit the Shrine of Saint Therese. (I’m sorry, but I don’t know the origin of this photo.)

Ice skating in Alaska alvin November 19, 2019 - 9:19am

This tweet shows a terrific view of ice skating in Chickaloon, Alaska.