Living & Working in Great Places
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Well - I have been off the blog for a LONG time!!
I moved from Ketchikan to Kenai, Alaska. Got a job at the Kenai Convention & Visitors Bureau as the assistant to the executive director. That was so fun, since the Kenai Visitors Center is not just an info spot but also the city museum, a meeting space and a gift shop. I learned so much more about tourism and the tourism industry at the job. I stayed there for 1.5 years then it was time to relocate again to Anchorage! To the "big…Continue
Well folks - here is the view from my window on Friday, Feb 8. The city of KTN did a survey of the dock at the water front and found that
a lot of the wooden pilings holding up the boardwalk were rotten.
Pilings are like REALLY long telephone poles that the top "deck" or
boardwalk rest on. So for the next couple months a crew will be
replacing the bad ones.…
A little over a week ago, the residents of KTN were given a wonderful gift. It was a little past 5pm on Saturday night and my husband
& I were driving home from doing some shopping. As we came
around the corner my husband said "I just saw fireworks above Deer
Mountain!". Deer Mt is the beautiful peak that towers above
downtown KTN. I said "What?! NO way!" And then I was proved wrong
as another explostion bloomed…
Well we have had a wonderful batch of weather the last week or so. We have had a mix of gorgeous sunny days with 25 – 30 degree weather then a day or
two of slushy snow. The photo shows you
a nice sunny morning. This was taken
am, the sun is not totally
The view from my window - Ketchikan, Alaska today.
Ketchikan is a town whose number one industry is tourism. In the summer season (mid-April thru early October) the place is bustling with
locals and "summer folks" showing almost 900,000 visitors what the town
has to offer. They say that in Ketchikan 1 in 7 jobs is directly
related to tourism.
But in the winter months the pace is much slower. And this winter