Sunday, May 20, 2012

To Moose Pass


Moose Pass is an interesting community that I like to visit a few times each year. It's located only 100 mles south of Anchorage. The speed limit is reduced as you come into town to 35 mph. If they didn't do that, you'd fly by hardly noticing it was there

It's a quiet place surrounded by the still snow covered Chugach Mountains. Alaska Rail Road still goes through it, but it doesn't stop anymore. Trail Lake Lodge is the larget establishment. It was first built in 1948. It now has a motel, bar and resturant. There's guided fishing trips, kayaking and birding tours done from here.

Isn't this the kind of church you picture for a small town. There's a population of about 200. Of everyone I've meet, they are about as nice as you would expect from small towns people. Everyone waves, says hi and offers to help if needed.

If you're looking for a wild time, this isn't the place. If you are looking for some rest, relaxation, fishing, kayaking, birding, good food and conversation, this is the place.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Getting ready for tourist


The season has started, but the real invasion of people from outside will start in a few weeks. Alaska Railroad has their stuff all polished up and ready to go.

The Ulu Factory has got their free shuttle out and getting it ready. Don't know what a ulu is?

Royal Celebrity Tours is one of several who's buses you'll see all over. They're all making sure their vehicles are ready. They seem like they run non-stop.

Dave and Macy will be tourist this year also. We'll stay mostly in Alaska. There's so much to see.
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Monday, May 7, 2012

Ship Creek is alive


I think sometimes I do take it for granted what is in my backyard. Macy and I went to go for a walk and we decided on Ship Creek. Always a favorite, not to crowded right now, people are nice and always some wildlife. I really appreciated these common mergansers. What a gorgeous pair.

Even the mew gulls were looking good tonight.

This mallard pair was chowing down.

Even a European Starling was enjoying the weather. I must say, I didn't know what it was until I blew this shot up. It was hiding in the brush somewhat.

This beaver wasn't far from the starling. The pond was small and right next to the road.

It's amazing how much we saw in just an hour walk. I think Macy will want to go back.
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Sunday, May 6, 2012

What's so common about a Common Loon


This Great Northen Diver was on Tern Lake on my drive back from Moose Pass. It was raining, snowing and the wind was blowing hard, but it didn't bother it a bit.
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Friday, May 4, 2012

Gorgeous days!


We've been pretty lucky with the weather for the most past. The temperatures have been a little chilly, but most days have been sunny.

Have a great weekend!
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