Monday, November 30, 2009

Internet Radio Jukebox

Time Out Bar in Anchorage for Monday Night Football and buds.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Look

Slow down, anticipate and watch out for wildlife.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Window Sunset

We topped out at a warm plus 8 degrees today. Beautiful day breaking out of the cold. Clouds made for a colorful sunset looking west towards Pt. MacKenzie.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wasilla Wonder Woman

One-shot wonder This is a good hunting story. Congratulations Lisa on your clean kill.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Hands across the water

Hands across the sea.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Froggy Lake

Wasilla Lake this afternoon was covered in fog. (Not frogs)
We all woke up to a blanket of snow today! Yeah! About 5 inches and twas beautiful to see.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Growing Boy

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Is it Soup Yet?

This was a quick, easy and tasty soup I made tonight.
4 cups of water
2 Knorr Caldo de Tomate
(Tomato Bouillon)
The cubes are huge, 8 to a package. I see a lot of variations with this bouillon in the future. Made this soup with what I had on hand.
Bring cubes to a low boil to dissolve. Smelled good already and a spoonful told me I was in for a treat. I added a half a package of Buitoni Chicken & Prosciutto Tortelloni and lowered the flame to a simmer til el dente. A couple of handfuls or more of fresh spinach rounded out the soup to the bowl.
Hot and filling for a quick winter supper.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Close to Home

The U.S. Marine Corps performs plane-side military honors Monday for Cpl. Gregory M.W. Fleury, 23, as his body arrives at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Cpl. Fleury, a Service High graduate, was one of four Marines who died in a helicopter collision in Afghanistan Oct. 26.

This one hit me hard. Harder than all the rest. Semper Fi soldier. Your mother, family and friends are proud of their brave warrior. No words, actions or compromises on this day. Our world has grown smaller.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Moose Corridor

Location: Wasilla
Case number: 09-98087
Type: MVC-D
Text: On 10-31-2009, at approximately 1828 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to the area of Plumley Road and Butte Road for a report of a motor vehicle collision. Investigation revealed that Ann F. Nelson, age53 of Palmer, was traveling eastbound on Plumley Road in her 2009 Hyundai Tuscon when she collided with a moose that ran into the roadway. No injuries were reported. Nelson was wearing her seat belt at the time of the collision. The vehicle is estimated to be a total loss.
Author: RLM1 Received Sunday, November 01, 2009 1:01 AM and posted Sunday, November 01, 2009 1:03 AM

Location: Delta Junction
Case number: 09-96072
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident-moose
Text: On 10-25-09 at approximately 0847 hrs, Troopers received a report that a calf moose was found dead along at mile 1394 Alaska Highway.
Investigation revealed that an unknown vehicle collided with the calfmoose.
The calf moose died on scene.
A charity was contacted to harvest the calf moose.
No further investigation.
Author: JGH1 Received Tuesday, October 27, 2009 8:27 AM and posted Tuesday, October 27, 2009 8:47 AM
And bears too!

Location: Wasilla
Case number: 09-97469
Type: MVC-D
Text: On 10/29/09 at approximately 2000 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to mile 50.5 of the Parks Hwy for a report of a motor vehicle collision with a bear. Investigation revealed that Trooper Gary Cox, 48of Palmer, struck a black bear while traveling eastbound on the Parks Hwy in his 2008 Ford Crown Victoria patrol car. A 1999 Dodge Dakota traveling westbound on the Parks Hwy driven by Wayne Turner, 46 of Houston, ran over the black bear that was now lying in the roadway. Following behind the Dodge Dakota, a 2000 Subaru Forester traveling westbound on the Parks Hwy driven by Abigail S. Sheppard, 34 of Houston, ran over the black bear as it lay in the roadway. All occupants in the vehicles reported wearing their seatbelts and reported no injuries. The patrol vehicle sustained approximately $600 in damage. No damage was sustained to the other vehicles involved.
Author: RJS5 Received Friday, October 30, 2009 7:30 PM and posted Friday, October 30, 2009 7:51 PM
Data compiled from the Alaska Public Information Office.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Kiss in the Parking Lot & Icy Lips

Been having a little car trouble lately. Has something to do with the battery connections. Pulled up into Fred's parking lot and went in and got beer and trash bags. Came out and snapped this pic of two vehicles kissing in the parking lot. Then my van didn't start. I opened the hood and banged on the battery cables. No juice.
Called a friend and he said he was in Palmer and could be there in 30 minutes. I was boxed in anyway and waited for whoever was next to me to move so theres was room for a jump. When they pulled out next to me I filled the space with shopping carts to block any incoming vehicles without jumper cables.
Then some kids pulled up and moved the shopping carts. I asked them not to park there because a friend was coming to give me a jump. Being Alaskan, they had jumper cables. And gave me a jump.
I will be going to Napa tomorrow and getting new battery cables and maybe a new battery. Can't be dead in the water in the winter anywhere.

Ice on the lips of Wasilla Lake.