Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Its All Over Now

GOOD BYE 2009!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Somewhere New

FishTaxi with a full tank of gas.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Ho Ho

From the FishTaxi in Big Lake, Alaska.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Fun Jobs in Alaska

Handler for Iditarod Kennel -

Handler needed starting immediately through April. Feed, clean up after dogs, and do menial physical labor for no pay. Long hours. Work is primarily outside and very physical. Need to provide own outdoor clothing. Please, no wimps. This is (more than) full time, physical, outdoor work. Must be honest, hard working, have common sense, and work well with little supervision. Still sound like fun? It is, I swear! We provide; Private room and board in a beautiful house in a stunning location Opportunity to learn about dog care and training Opportunity to be involved with Iditarod Lots of time with wonderful dogs Pretty cool people to hang out with Oppportunity to learn to mush MUST BE CURRENTLY IN ALASKA - If you are not here and ready to get started, it's too late to move. Also need current drivers license.
Location: Talkeetna

wanted trapping partner -

trapping partner wanted.have trapps and snares..........leave phone # to reply..........subject == wanted trappin part
Location: houston
Compensation: will be fair

Handler needed for Anchorage musher -

Selling X-mas trees -

I'm glad to be working. I drive a lot and am looking forward to more daylight minutes. Almost hit a moose tonight in Houston. I slowed down because I was making a right and there he was darting across the dark highway. I saw a dead moose on Big Lake Rd last night on my way home. With all the deep snow the moose are on the plowed by-ways. Drivers should slow down even though the speed limit is 55 mph posted. That means in good conditions. Not dark and icy roads. Also, while I'm on the subject. Its rude to shine your brights on on-coming traffic on a two-lane highway. It blinds the driver coming in your direction. Those new metal halides and fog lights are cool, but please learn how to use them on a busy highway. I'm sure there is an off switch or some way you know they are on. Thank-you.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Snow Poppies

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Mile 69 Fish Bus (Burger)

Next time you are heading down the George Parks Highway stop at Mile 69 Willow, Alaska. The speed limit slows down to 45 mph anyway.

Check out Debbie's expanded Burger Bus serving Bad Ass Coffee and an array of delicacies.

While you are there snap a picture of the Northern Lights. They are ON all the time!

I did!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Another Look

Noni, named after noni juice. My roomies boxer dog. Smarter than she looks.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Better Than Ice Cream

Well, I could be exaggerating.

The new Tropical Fusion Jello with Mandarin oranges with whipped cream topped high hits the sweet spot. You still make Jello the same with 2 cups hot water to dissolve and 2 cups of cold water and refrigerate. Simple and good!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Happy Landings

Kiss the ground you walk on.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Bird's Eye View

Photos by John Thun

Pronounced John Thun, like thunder, took these photos from his cousin's super cub. They flew around Hatcher Pass and the Matanuska Valley during these beautiful VFR flying conditions in Alaska right now. All the photos he took were great and I asked him to send me these two, with permission, to post on my blog. In the second photo there are people on the runway where the plane needed to land. The pilot buzzed them a couple times then proceeded to make a smooth landing.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Sunset Won Over

Thank-you readers for bearing with me so far this winter. Looking forward to Winter Solstice when the daylight starts getting longer. This was the sunset today. The bottom picture was taken (before the top picture) around 3:30 pm ADST looking towards Anchorage from the parking lot of Lowes. The top picture was taken at 4:20pm from the Mat-Su Lodge parking lot overlooking Wasilla Lake. Kept pulling over and taking pictures. The sunset was strikingly beautiful and kept changing every minute. I'm learning my way around The MatSu Valley. Google maps is my friend. Thinking about becoming a real estate agent.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

New Captain Cook Book

Cook Inlet makes a good cook book.

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Eat Alaska salmon.