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Mushin' Down a Dream in the Wilds of Alaska

Rock n Roller 16: Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Service Dogs

This is a big day for us. It is the reason for the whole trip, actually. When we started planning this trip almost a year ago when we were going to work a roller coaster vacation into delivering one of our service dogs that we trained through our company, Alaska Dog Works, to a soldier that is now living in …

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Rock n Roller 16: Six Flags over Texas and Jerry’s World

As I continued to drive south through Arkansas and into Texas I had to make a stop for gas at Texarkana. It is just another tourist trap along the maze of highways that we would be on this summer covering more than 7000 miles and more than half of the states in the country. My day will end at Jerry’s …

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Rock n Roller 16: Austin and My Michele

It has been almost a week and I have missed my traveling partner and coaster buddy, Michele. We parted ways over a thousand miles ago when I dropped her off at the airport in Chicago and I headed south. Along the way I visited family in Kentucky, ate BBQ in Memphis, rode roller coasters in Texas and stayed in a …

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Rock n Roller 16: Home of the Blues

As I headed south through Tennessee I had my sights set on a little town called Memphis, you know the one–the home of the blues, Graceland, bar-b-que and the largest Bass Pro Shop in the world that is built like a pyramid. Let that sink in for a second. America in all of our consumerism glory thinks it okay to …

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Midlife in College: Internship Presentation

Here is a slideshow of my internship exit presentation. This is a video of our winter multi-sport expedition. It was created by one of the team members who is also a journalism student at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

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Psymon

I can not believe it I am a grandpa. First it was midlife crisis that forced me into college at 42 and instead of that fancy red Corvette but, yes it is true, my son Tyler is a daddy and I am a grandpa. I think I want to be called Gee, you know the sled dog term to turn …

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Hawaii 2017

Michele and I visited the Big Island of Hawaii this March-April for the first time. This is our third time to Hawaii and each island has its our character and charm.

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ACE Profile: Michele Forto

Occupation: Paralegal, Entrepreneur, Student Residence: Willow, Alaska. A lovely wooded little hamlet that has the most spectacular views of Denali (Mt. McKinley) ACE Region: Northwest Track Record (Since 2015) Wood: 56 Steel: 133 Total: 189 Most difficult coaster to add to your track record: The Voyage – Holiday World Most sought after coaster to get to: Colossus (Twisted) – Magic …

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ACE Profile: Robert Forto

Occupation: Dog Musher Residence: Willow, Alaska. We are about an hour and a half north of Anchorage and at least a five hour flight to anywhere ACE Region: Northwest Track Record (Since 2015): Wood: 56 Steel: 133 Total: 189 Most difficult coaster to add to your track record: Lightning Run at Dollywood Most sought after coaster to get to: Mystic …

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Hope

We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.–Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. What a fitting quote for today’s exercise. As we in America celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday we are asked about hope. Today’s Daily Post topic: Questions about hope. I took a little different spin on it and detailed what hope means to me. It is …

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