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A parka in Palmer

I was getting a little stir crazy around the house. I asked Kim if she wanted to go winter camping. She did. Off we headed. You would think that winter camping would be pretty easy, but I had a couple of requirements. An outhouse (in case we needed to poop), a great view away from city lights to … [Read more...]

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McCarthy Road, Copper Moose, and Details

I neglected to post the last day on the road from Kennecott a couple of weekends ago. Here are the details: We left the Copper Moose early, the owner made us breakfast. It was very nice and he got up at 5 am to get us out the door early. That was very thoughtful and appreciated. There were not a … [Read more...]

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“Don’t strangle my dog”

These are the words Kim told me yesterday morning. Now many of you are wondering, "why would someone have to tell me that?" I can assure you, I would never strangle her dog (or anyone else's), intentionally. You see that is the key word, intentionally. The other key word is "again." Yes, I tried to … [Read more...]

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Hatcher Pass here I come!

Who put a federal holiday in the middle of the week? What is that all about? Since I didn’t want to take any time off, and the holiday didn’t payout a 3-day weekend, I decided that I would dress casual this whole week at work! So there!  I also needed a quick get-away. Where do Anchoragites go when … [Read more...]