alaska

Let the Sun shine (Anchorage, Alaska) alvin June 7, 2017 - 10:04am

Back in 2011, I lived in Palmer, Alaska. I drove about an hour down to Anchorage to visit a friend, then drove back to Palmer just after 1:30am. During the drive back I didn’t need my headlights on to see, but I kept them on so other cars could see me more easily. It was like driving during a very long “dawn” or “dusk” period.

The day the Court Circuit came to town alvin June 4, 2017 - 12:38pm

A Facebook post from March 22, 2010, when I was stranded in a small town in Canada:

How neat, the “Court Circuit” comes to town tonight. Just like the Northern Exposure episode, the court people travel around and temporarily set up court in various towns. They are expected to be here from tonight until Thursday. My chance to meet many police officers! (RCMPs, I wonder?)

Meanwhile, in Alaska ... alvin May 15, 2017 - 12:16pm

Meanwhile, in Alaska ... a moose at a McDonald’s. (Image from this pinterest page.)

First attempt at using a sled in Alaska alvin May 8, 2017 - 9:20am

I don’t remember the original source of this photo, but it shows an early attempt at using a sled to get around in Alaska. It worked well until that one day ...

Ten years since the move to Alaska

It’s hard to believe it’s been this long, but ten years ago today I hopped in the car, aimed in the general direction of Alaska, and a little less than a month later I ended up in Talkeetna. Hopefully in another ten years The Squirrel and I will be sitting on the front porch again, eating popcorn, Cheerios, cherries, and PB&J sandwiches, and catching up on the last twenty years of adventures.