Tuesday, April 13, 2010

We are on our way to Fox, Alaska to see the Alaskan Pipeline pretty interesting

Ok it's Tuesday. We are staying at Springhill Suites in Fairbanks. Snowing this morning, temp 31 degrees and overcast. We made our way to Walmart -- rain, sleet nor snow will stop us! Now it's off to the North Pole! Really! Check out the pic.

Next we are looking for the Alaskan Pipeline -- just outside of Fairbanks at a town called Fox.

It's Monday and we are on our way to Fairbanks. 1st stop is Talkeetna. It is a small town about 100 miles or so from Anchorage at the base of Mt. McKinnley. Bush pilots fly groups up on the mountain. There was a rescue going on while we were there. Some snow machine rider got lost and seperated from his group. They found the snow machine but nothing of the rider yet.
I read a great book about a bush pilot from Talkeetna. If you interested the title is "Wager the Wind".

Next stop is Denali Park. Just our luck -- snow and the park closed! We couldn't even see the mountain.

Next stop the tripod. It's Alaska's form of gambling. People guess the hour and minutes the river will thaw. When it thaws, the tripod moves and pulls out a key that stops the time. The winner can get up to 50,000 dollars!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

This is the street were the big dog race ends every year. It's all downtown near the other state capitol. The other pic is one of the stadiums where the outdoor show is located. We will be leaving Anchorage early in the morning headed toward Fairbanks. Hope to have some good pictures after tomorrow. The trip is only 300+ miles.
Temp is currently 37 degrees and expecting up to 2 inches of snow.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Well it's Friday morning and we made it through the 1st show, these outdoor shows are really a big thing here in Anchorage. They sell everything from jerky to snowmobiles and of course AJ's gun and bow racks. Pictures later. The temp this morning is a warn 25 degrees with a high of 39 just about makes you want to go swimming.
When we left the show last night at 9 pm I thought it would be cold and dark, I was only half wrong the sun was still shining it was still cold. It was light until after 10 pm, these motels have black out curtains on the windows and now I understand why.
Off to another show.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Well it's Wednesday
Not much happening the last 2 days, made our trip to Wal-mart for supplies. Yesterday it snowed quit a bit, so we more or less just laid around and caught up on rest. Today we went and setup for the show which starts tomorrow, look like it's a pretty big thing here.
It's really funny up here, they pay 11 dollars an hour at McDonald's and they always have job openings. They have more jobs available than they have people.

Monday, April 5, 2010

We found a new friend!!!!