If you’re ever in Alaska, adn.com has a nice list of twelve Anchorage-area hikes.
Every Friday during the summer months (mid-May to mid-August) in Palmer, Alaska they have a little party/celebration/gather called Friday Flings, which consist of local entertainment, food, Alaska grown and made products, and activities. They were one of my favorite things about living in Palmer, something to look forward to at the end of every week.
The First Annual “Great Alaska Music Festival” will be taking place in Palmer, Alaska, the town I lived in during 2010-2011. The population of Palmer is about 6,000 people, and it’s probably most noted for being the place where the Alaska State Fair is held every year.
Chris Robinson, former lead singer of The Black Crowes — who I first saw perform in a high school gym in Alabama — and now with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, talks about my two favorite states in an Alaskan newspaper.
The Anchorage Daily News has a nice story about a 78-year-old who climbed Denali, and the life lessons the reporter learned from this man and other elders.
A farmer plowing a field in Palmer, Alaska on May 20, 2015.
At 10:30 pm.
Every year about this time I have to fight the urge to move back to Alaska. If you ever happen to drive up there you might come across this “North to Alaska” sign.
One summer morning back when I lived in Talkeetna, Alaska, I had to leave my little cabin at 5am to be at the Toyota dealer in Anchorage by 7am so they could try to figure out why my RAV4 kept filling up with water every time it rained. Since it was summer, the sunlight at 5am was pretty much the same as it was at noon, which was always cool.
About twenty seconds after driving down the main road out of town — actually there’s only one road in and out of town, so it’s hardly worth referring to it as the “main road” — I came across a woman in a white dress walking on the lane divider stripes in the middle of the road, in the same direction I was driving.
I was reminded of that morning when I heard the song Chevy Van by Sammy Johns just now.
When training an adult polar bear, it’s important to let their cub eat on your leg. #protip
(I don’t remember the original source of this photo.)