Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sully's Sourdough Inn

Alaska "facts" placemat popular in old time Alaska restaurants like Sully's Sourdough Inn at Mile Post 51.5 on the George Parks Hwy. While you are sitting at the table waiting for your burger you can see how big "the Great Land" is. Six states within a state according to this map.

Burger and a brew is what I went for on a menu offering breakfast at any time. $6.95,, until I realized all the patrons were paying cash. I only had my debit card with me and 3 bucks when I asked the waitress if they took cards. She said no, but there is an ATM machine in the bar. Not wanting to do the dishes or "dine and dash" I used the machine. Cost me $3.50 to get a 20 dollar bill. Paid for my food and drink plus tip. Later I checked my bank account and First National Bank of Alaska added a $2.00 transmission fee to the ATM withdrawl. Now, if I'm doing the math right this burger stop cost me $14.95.
Not worth it if you don't carry cash.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Blue Sharks

Found this gummi candy while I was out job hunting today.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sun Spots

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Skating the Lake

Cold and clear Vitamin D days in the valley. Lots to do outside now that the days are getting longer. Took this picture at 4:20pm.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Mount Hunter

View of the Alaska Range from Mile 69 Parks Highway. Denali (the Great One) is the mountain in the distance on the left. Mount Hunter (Begguya, means Child of Denali) is on the right. Mount Hunter is 8 miles closer in this picture so it looks bigger than Denali. The mountain range is over a hundred miles away.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Land and Cabins

This place sits off the Parks Hwy near Pittman Road. Lots of cute cabins and decorative like this building.

Pulled in today to take a close-up. Dogs and a musher on top with the American flag, eagles and whales.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Driving on the Lake

Took a drive on Lake Lucille this afternoon. Beautiful day and its staying light now til 5pm!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Neighborhood Watch

My friend in Valdez took these pics of her eagle that hangs out by her house with my camera. Now she wants to get a digital camera, a laptop and start blogging!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Life on Marz

Barely could get this short video of the Glenn Highway on Friday Jan 8th uploaded due to internet problems and high winds.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Clean Freaks

The FishTaxi seems to run better when all clean with a fresh coat of wax.
Heading down the highway to Kenny Lake (Kenny for a Women's Winter Retreat in Gerteeville in the morning.
Will post updates from there.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Christmas Cactus

Bloomed in Big Lake, Alaska on January 4th, 2010. Better late than never!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Sporting My New Hat Soon

My sister finished the hat she made me. I can't wait to wear it to the Fur Rondy!

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Snow Boat

The days are getting longer and its almost time to put a boat in the water!