A bear walks into a hotel ... alvin July 21, 2019 - 9:27am

Once upon a time, a black bear walked into the Breeze Inn in Seward, Alaska ... but was encouraged to leave.

Little house in Wasilla, Alaska alvin July 20, 2019 - 10:36am

Back on July 20, 2010, I found this little chalet while walking in a small neighborhood in Wasilla, Alaska. I remember really liking the A-frame style, and also the 1-car, 1-snowmobile (snowmachine) garage. Although looking at it now, it appears there’s no simple way to pull straight in and out of the garage.

Cheap beer and lousy food (a restaurant in Seward, Alaska) alvin July 19, 2019 - 6:57pm

The sign pretty much says it all: Cheap beer, lousy food. This sign is from a restaurant in Seward, Alaska.

The bike path in Palmer, Alaska alvin July 19, 2019 - 9:17am

One of the tremendous views from the long bike and walking path in Palmer, Alaska. The Boulder, Colorado area is great, but there’s something about being in Alaska, where the population density is about 1/10th or 1/100th of what it is here that’s really wonderful.

One of my favorite road signs in Alaska alvin July 17, 2019 - 5:25pm

One of my favorite road signs in Alaska - “Caution: Yield to All Aircraft.” Seems like great advice. You can find this sign somewhere around Lake Hood, in Anchorage, Alaska.

Nagley’s Grocery Store in Talkeetna, Alaska alvin July 17, 2019 - 11:35am

Nagley's Grocery Store — the grocery store — in Talkeetna, Alaska.

My cabin in Talkeetna, Alaska alvin July 17, 2019 - 11:34am

The cabin I lived in, in Talkeetna, Alaska.

The RAV4 on the Dalton Highway, Alaska (Coldfoot) alvin July 17, 2019 - 11:33am

A photo of my old RAV4 in Coldfoot, Alaska, on the Dalton Highway, on the way to Deadhorse and Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, back in August, 2007.

Me, on a cold Alaskan winter night alvin July 17, 2019 - 11:32am

A photo of me (Alvin Alexander), after coming inside from a cold, Alaskan winter night in 2010-2011.

The Arctic Caribou Inn, Deadhorse, Alaska alvin July 16, 2019 - 7:18am

The Arctic Caribou Inn, aka, the “Hilton” of Deadhorse (Prudhoe Bay), Alaska. I drove up there once upon a time in early August, 2007.