Saturday, December 27, 2014

Three of my grandkids, an eagle and me!

At the last minute (almost), Bird TLC said to release BE 14-60, aka Big Girl, right away. So, I got Lisa Pajot to help me catch her and then Lisa banded her. I left with Big Girl and went and picked up three of my grandkids. We're headed to Portage for a release.
 Destinee gets to open the kennel door while Austin and Tripp help hold the kennel.
 Big Girl came out like a bullet and was on a mission.
As we say, nothing but tail feathers. It was great to share the afternoon with my grandkids and also to share this awesome moment with them. I doubt Big Girl will remember us, she didn't even look back. But I know we'll remember her and her release.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Visiting Adonis

OK, Christmas break is over. Yes, I tool a long one. I had a lot going on as far as work, shopping and the such. It's behind us now. I hope everyone had an awesome Christmas or whatever your holiday is..
 
Christmas Eve I drove to Portage to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to buy a couple of yearly passes. One for a gift to me and one for my grandkids. This is a great place to visit and also to support.
 
It was pretty quiet there. I guess because it was Christmas Eve and also it was snowing pretty heavy. I always make it a point to stop and visit Adonis. He's a really good ambassador for eagles and an example on how some people aren't good people. Adonis was gun shot in 1995 and had to have a full wing amputation. He's fully recovered and now lives the semi-retired life at AWCC.
 The moose weren't too excited about anything. I think they were a little mad because the reindeer were getting all of the attention because of that Santa thing.
 Musk Ox are a cool looking animal. They always walk so slow but when they run, don't get in the way.
Again, I hope your Christmas was a good one.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Return to Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in Fairbanks, AK

I went to Fairbanks a few weeks ago on business, and was there when the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum was open on Sunday. If I lived in Fairbanks, they would have to kick me out of this place.
I got to ride in this 1918 Biddle back in July 2013. It's parked for the winter now, but that sure was fun.
1933 Hupmobile. What a gorgeous machine.
1914 Grant Model M Roadster. Plain and really cool. No instruments.
This is a neat new addition. It's a 1911 Kelsey Model M Motorette. It's a three wheeler.
 This would be a blast putting around town in.
This 1917 Cleveland was $175 new. I wonder if it's gone up in value?
 
For photos of my last visit to the museum, click here.