Monday, September 29, 2008

Jeep time

Megan works at Bird TLC and is a friend of ours. She and I have been threatening to work on her old Jeep for most of the summer. Earlier this summer we did do a tune up and that's when we noticed the water pump leaking.

After many postponements for many different reasons, we finally got together this weekend. After a new water pump, thermostat, and serpentine belt, she was almost ready to go. We'll have to put some new radiator hoses on it. That's something we should have got, but didn't. It's a 10 minute job I'll do tomorrow during lunch and then take her Jeep to her at work. She can then give me a ride home.

What I thought was cool was that she wasn't bashful about jumping right in and getting a little greasy helping out. She asked a lot of good questions and even had some good ideas. She's a good helper for sure.

Monday, September 22, 2008

To Seward!

We traveled out of Anchorage to one of our favorite places. We had some TLC business in Seward at the Alaska Sea Life Center. We figured it was also a great time to get some more fall shots and maybe a little bird watching.

We were running behind for the trip down, so we didn't do much but sight see. Once we got there we got business done, spent money at the ASLC Gift Shop, had lunch with Cindy & Todd at our favorite resturant there, Christo's and then it was time to head back home.

It seem like Seward was the only place the sun was shinning. The rest of the trip was cloudy and raining in spots. We saw eagles and ravens as usual and we did spot a few hawks, but aren't sure what kind. They were at such a distance we aren't sure what species they are.

Winter is making its way down the mountains. We call it termination dust. Summer is terminated! The migratory birds are headed back and away. Once we made it to the Hope Junction it rained hard the rest of the trip so we just put it on cruise control and headed home.

It was a nice little trip and it felt good to get away.

Friday, September 19, 2008

It's still fall

and it's still raining. We got a little sun this past week, but very little. It was just enough to tease us reminding us what we didn't get much of this summer.

The leaves are in full change mode right now and it's happening fast. We driving to Seward this weekend. One of the reasons is to see the fall colors through Turnagain Pass. This will probably be our only shot before winter hits.

Work has been extremely busy this week. The Alaskan PFD hit the banks and so did the Energy Relief from Governor Palin. So right now our economy is good which in turn makes me and many others very busy.

Stay dry everyone and enjoy the colr show.

Monday, September 15, 2008

The trees they are a changing

The day started off raining, a little windy and a little chilly. It didn't matter, we needed to get away for a little while. Where were we going? We didn't have a clue, so we went to have breakfast at Peggy's and we would figure it out from there.

When we were done with breakfast, the sun was trying to come out towards Eagle River, so that's the way we headed. It sprinkled on and off for the rest of the day. We didn't let that keep us down though.

The colors are coming alive for sure. I don't think fall is going to last a long as it did last year. It usually is over in a few weeks and she's off to a good start.

We weren't the only ones out, but on days like this we stick to ourselves. We seem to find better places to shoot pictures that way also. There were people fishing, kayaking, having a BBQ, you name it. We weren't the only ones not letting the weather keep us from getting out.

The rain does help a lot with reflection shots also. Ruth sometimes gets a little too excited and tries to go on some risky trail or log. I told her I wasn't into busting my butt today though. So we kept to the safer trails and we got to see plenty.

We did find a used fixer upper that's probably good on gas.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Frigg Economy Class

I've posted on the type of music I like only once. It's a large variety of music, both new and old. You never know what you'll find on my radio when you ride in my truck Lucille.

A few months ago I got an email from Matais representing a Finnish-Norwegian folk-rock band called Frigg. They were interested in using one of my photo's on their CD cover. I never heard of these guys before, but what the heck. I agreed and part of the agreement was that I wanted a copy of the CD.

Well today in the mail direct from Helsinki, Finland came two copies of Economy Class. These guys stand by their word. I checked them out via Google. I hadn't realized how popular they are and now my photo is on their cover. As my generation says "Cool".

If you're interested, the CD goes on sales Oct. 21st and it'll be available at Amazon.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

1 year under my belt

Well it's been a year and what a year it has been. I've traveled around Anchorage a lot and I've learned a lot about my hometown because of it. I hope you have enjoyed your visits. I have enjoyed bringing it to you!

Dave