Under The Midnight Sun

Alaska, Day Two; Exploring a Glacier and a Sudden Hail Storm in Talkeetna

Alaska was the vacation of a life time.  The memories made on this two week vacation will be some I will never, ever forget. Our first full day in Talkeetna Alaska we woke up to bright Alaska sunshine reflecting off of one million mosquitoes. Jenny made us some fluffy yet crispy pancakes, and Steven fried …

How I Fell in Love with Alaska, Mosquito’s and All….

Before Alaska I had no idea that sour dough originated in Alaska. I had no idea that swarms of flies could make a grown man cry when he really needed desperately to pee. I had no idea how many smashed mosquito’s one rental car could hold. I had no idea what life was like in …

Back in the Day in Alaska

You know you are on vacation with your best friends when you spend two weeks bickering and it’s still the best vacation or your life. This would be two weeks in Alaska celebrating the summer solstice at the Arctic circle. As we sweated through a California summer solstice earlier in the week I was taken …

Sour Dough Pancakes (Or an Alaskan breakfast)

   I had these Sourdough Pancakes in Talkeetna Alaska in 2003. They were the best pancakes I had ever had and I had been dying for years to make them myself but could never figure out how to get my hands on sour dough starter. I found sour dough on EBay last year and my …

The Sun Never Sets in Alaska

The first week I was in Alaska the sun never set. Every evening was a sunset that just wouldn’t end. It was glorious. You know how sometimes you see those sunsets that are just so damn gorgeous you wish they would never last forever? That was one of my first experiences in Alaska and it made me …