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AlaskaBound!'s Blog – April 2008 Archive (6)

Rocks, snow, ice and whiskey.

Alaska is crazy. It is huge and wild and continues to amaze me daily. Been here almost two weeks now and have mostly just been working. We have been building this pavilion for a salmon bake down here in Cooper Landing, and have now moved on to the stage. Which required us to put the footings down about 19 inches in the ground. However there is three feet of snow covering two feet of ice covering an undetermined amount of granite that we have had to dig, burn, blast, heat, whack, and anything… Continue

Added by AlaskaBound! on April 20, 2008 at 10:05pm — 3 Comments

Alaska: week one.

Well I have been up in Alaska now for a full week. It started late in Anchorage at a great little place, and progressed the next day south down to Cooper Landing. The drive down here was beyond belief. Mountains surround you as you drive parallel to the Turnagain arm. The hiway snakes around the canyons. Several times we stopped to take pictures of the snow that was over my head in depth, as the day I arrived in Alaska a late snow shower dumped about a foot of snow into the area. Temperatures… Continue

Added by AlaskaBound! on April 17, 2008 at 8:48pm — 3 Comments

The Hostel advantage...

So I arrived at the Hostel last night around 1030pm. Just a short cab ride over from the airport on the snowy, icy streets of anchorage. You have to love a place like this, very nice artwork on the outside of the building, walk inside to the sounds of RadioHead being played in the office. A very nice gal got me checked in and showed me around the building. They have free WiFi to use, about 5 bunk rooms both male and female and one Co-Ed. Two big living rooms to hang out in with computers if you… Continue

Added by AlaskaBound! on April 10, 2008 at 1:19pm — 4 Comments

Finally!

Well in 23 hours and 36 minutes I will be landing in Anchorage. I have packed, unpacked, and repacked about 4 times now, and then after reviewing the baggage limits on the United Airlines website I realized that one of my bags was waaay too big!!! So a frantic trip to the goodwill provided me with an appropriate sized piece of luggage circa 1974 for a mere 6 bucks. And after a fifth repacking session and another resort I finally got everything I could possibly stuff into my two bags and stay… Continue

Added by AlaskaBound! on April 8, 2008 at 11:31pm — 2 Comments

Why I LOVE MyCoolWorks...

So as I ease into the last weekend of my vacation, I am taking the time to do and see all the things I wont get to do again for the next six or seven months. Going out to my favorite restaurant, going to see my GrandMa in the nursing home, stocking up on the great organic espresso from my fav. coffee house. Fishing with my dad. Taking my niece out for a happy meal, against my better judgment but hey she is only 6 and it's hard to say no to her! Spending some quality time with my new best… Continue

Added by AlaskaBound! on April 4, 2008 at 9:13pm — 4 Comments

Spring time is here...

And that means only one thing....BASEBALL IS BACK!!! And here I sit scratching my head as to what happened tonight to my Beloved Cardinal's. Yesterday was opening day, We were up 5-1 in the third and then the rain that had been a threat came down in a rage and washed the game away. Tonight Yadi hit a single homer to put us in the lead in the fifth, but unfortunately then in the 7th he missed a throw my grandmother could have caught to give up a run. And it was downhill from there. Oh even… Continue

Added by AlaskaBound! on April 1, 2008 at 9:18pm — 7 Comments

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