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Mushin' Down a Dream in the Wilds of Alaska

NaBloPoMo: Are there monsters under your bed?

I am participating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play. Toady’s topic: Are there monsters under your bed? That’ s a good question. For the better part of a year I slept on a queen mattress on the floor of my bedroom in Alaska while I was renovating, or shall we say fixing up, …

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NaBloPoMo: What do you still make-believe?

I am participating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play. Today’s topic is: What do you still make-believe? While I don’t play make-believe I do believe that in this world of hard realties and second-hand gossip there just has to be something to believe in. I think that the spirit of Christmas allows us to …

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NaBloPoMo: Did you have an imaginary friend?

I am participating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play. Today’s topic is: Did you have an imaginary friend? No I didn’t but one thing that is sure to creep anyone out is this video of the top five imaginary friends in the movies including Danny Torrance in the The Shining. Check it out: …

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Road Trippin’: Doing the Funky Chicken

One of the quirkiest communities in the eastern Interior of Alaska is the village of Chicken. Located at about mile 66 of the Taylor Highway and is comprised of downtown Chicken, the Original Chicken Gold Camp/Chicken Creek Outpost and the Goldpanner. Chicken got its name in 1902 when it was incorporated officially. Rumor has it that the residents wanted to …

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Road Trippin’: Santa’s House

Yes kids, Santa does live at the North Pole and I have been there. North Pole, Alaska is just outside of Fairbanks–not at the top of the world like you may expect. It does get cold in this winter wonderland–sometimes 60 below and Santa’s house has beautiful displays in both the summer and winter. The theme of the city is …

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NaBloPoMo: Do you think you are a good sport?

I am participating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play. Todays topic is: do you think you are a good sport? That is up for debate. I guess it would depend on who you are asking. I do not let my kids win at games to make them feel good and I have, on …

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Best Butt in Town!

On a recent trip to Fairbanks I stopped at Big Daddy’s BBQ. The restuarant dubs itself as the northern most southern barbecue and it is dang good food. Big Daddy’s was profiled on The Food Network’s show Diner’s Drive-in’s and Dives with Guy Fieri. I wonder if he drove his classic red muscle car up here or was forced to …

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NaBloPoMo: Is there any game you are too old to play?

I am participating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play. Todays topic is: Is there any game you are too old to play? What is the old adage? If it is too loud, you are too old? I think the same thing applies to games. I guess it would be unfair to play little …

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