Sunday, October 30, 2011


First dusting of snow in the valley this morning.  Not quite an inch at my house. 
Photo by Erin Kirkland

Here's an Alaska kid realizing he won his AK FAM SNOW BET.  First time he didn't pick his birthday.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halibut Chowder and more...

Time has been going by fast getting ready for winter.  No snow in the valley yet but today it was raining & blowing hard.  When it partly cleared this rainbow showed up on Wasilla Lake.
Made Halibut Chowder which is basically Potato Soup with fresh (frozen) halibut chunks added right before the cream and roux.  Next I am going to make Spicy Salmon Chowder which is like a Manhatten style with Jamaican Jerk spices.  Sounded good to me and its the time of year for soups, chowders & fresh bread.  The picture is of the Halibut Chowder warming up on my sister's woodstove.

The Global Reporter goes Kenai King fishing with Jimmie Jack Fishing!  Watch & enjoy great camera work & reporting from Brazilian TV.  Next week I will be featured halibut fishing with them.  Stay tuned!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Food of the Rainbow

Pass the Sausage!

Try eating one color at a time.  New diet!

Talk about Blue Cheese

Ice Cream WINNER!!!
 Found here

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Hood Art

Looks like a 1976 Ford Torino hood to me. One of a kind!

This roadside show is off the Old Glenn Highway known as the Butte.

I've got to go back to this place. I could spend hours there taking pics and talking with the old proprieter. This carnival ride works. Just isn't motor driven anymore. It is "People driven." he said.

Friday, October 07, 2011

George's Rock

Wasilla is at Mile 42 of George Parks Highway (Alaska 3). George Alexander Parks was Alaska's territorial governor from 1925 til 1933. Originally known as the Anchorage/Fairbanks Hwy it received its current name in 1975. The highway was completed in 1971. The earthmovers must have ran into this rock and set it on the shores of Wasilla Lake for a monument to George back then.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Off the Kenai

Beautiful drive off the Kenai Friday. All the fall colors with the torquoise Kenai river passing by. I was too much in a hurry to stop and take any pics. Lots of time to reflect on the wonderful summer I had fishing, meeting people from all over and basically loving my life in Alaska.

Having a couple coolers full of fish on board felt good, too.