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Mushin' Down a Dream in the Wilds of Alaska

Lavaman and SCUBA

Michele and I have been to Hawaii five times now and each time it brings its own sense of adventure and excitement. This past week we travelled to the Big Island to shake off some of the winter dust and get ready for summer.   Honestly, I had no business going on this trip. I slipped and fell on the …

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Scuba Certified

Scuba Diving in Whittier Alaska Robert Forto

Some people live their lives trying completing to complete a bucket list. I too have that list that I think about and at 48 years old I sometimes wonder if I will leave my bucket half empty or half full. I guess it’s the way you look at it really. For my entire life I have wanted to become a …

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Metallica in Portland Live Recording

Metallica in Portland Robert Forto

  Metallica does it right. One of the coolest souvenirs from a concert is not a black shirt, a poster, hat, or picture with the band. It is a live recording from the concert. When we attending the Metallica show at the Rose Bowl during our Rock n Roller 17 tour we ordered a cd of the show and it …

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Protection Dogs in the Cannabis Industry

I had the pleasure on being interviewed on the Alaska-based podcast, Far North Tokers and talked about protection dogs in the cannabis industry, my passion for roller coasters, rock concerts and mushing. Check out the episode here:  

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Iditarod Through the Decades: 1980s

[PODCAST] On our second episode of season two on Mushing Radio we present Iditarod Through the Decades: The 1980s. The 1980s was a decade of change for the race. Please listen in and tell your friends:

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Iditarod Through the Decades: The 1970s

[PODCAST] On our second episode of season two on Mushing Radio we present Iditarod Through the Decades: The 1970s. In the early 1970s the organizers of a 1000 mile sled dog race found their dreams become a reality. In the early days the race took weeks and was more of a camping trip. Please listen in and tell your friends:

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Iditarod Through the Decades 1960s

  [PODCAST] We hope that you will join us for our second season on Mushing Radio. This season we are telling the story of the Iditarod Through the Decades and on this episode we talk about the 1960s. The 1960s in the United States was a time of great change. It was also a time for big leaps. Not only …

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31 Nights of Horror 2018

Each October here at Forto’s Fort we do something cool. Each night we pay homage to our love of all things scary and watch a different horror movie. We have been doing this for more than a decade and have seen a lot of scary movies over the years. This year we watched some of our favorites, a lot of …

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Coaster Geeks: Busch Gardens

Join Robert and Michele Forto as they host the Coaster Geeks podcast. On this episode they talk about their visit to Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Virginia. The geeks talk about the Loch Ness Monster, Griffon, Alpengeist, Apollo’s Chariot and more!  

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Youth Gone Wild/Touch of Gray

I can remember it like it was yesterday. It was July 12, 1989. I was really early for a concert and found myself playing hacky sack around the back of the Richmond Coliseum. As I was kicking around the little leather bag I soon found out that it was Rachel Bolan, Scott Hill and Dave Sabo playing with us. They …

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