2011

If you try to drive through Canada in the winter with those tires ...

“If you try to drive through Canada in the winter with those tires you’re going to end up as a statistic.”

~ A RCMP person, after looking at my car, March, 2011. They were very close to being right, as I got stranded for five days.

Enjoyed Cowboys & Aliens in Wasilla, Alaska

Enjoyed Cowboys & Aliens at Wasilla’s fancy new stadium seating movie theater. How strange to walk out of a theater and into a valley of fireweed surrounded by misty mountains.

(A Facebook post from Wasilla, Alaska, August 9, 2011.)

Let the Sun shine (Anchorage, Alaska)

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.

Balto statue, Palmer, Alaska alvin March 30, 2017 - 6:27pm

I lived in Palmer, Alaska for too short a period of time, and on my daily walks I would often go past this statue of Balto in the downtown area. Someone was kind enough to put a hat on him to keep him warm.

What happens at the motor home stays at the motor home alvin March 28, 2017 - 8:56am

What happens at the motor home stays at the motor home. (I don’t think I want to know what happens in the motor home.)

Sign in a store window, Palmer, Alaska.

“Wrong eyes” alvin March 2, 2017 - 10:36am

“Wrong eyes.”

(What I told myself during a lucid dream last night. I was flying, things got dark as I flew higher, so I thought “Open your eyes,” only to find myself staring at the bedroom ceiling while still dreaming.)

Came across a moose eating a tree

Diary entry from January, 18, 2011, Wasilla, Alaska: While on a walk this morning I came across a large moose. It was just standing there, eating a tree. I didn‘t bother it, and it didn‘t bother me.

Two moose in Palmer, Alaska alvin December 21, 2016 - 7:41am

From “Winter Solstice Day, 2011,” two moose working things out in Palmer, Alaska.