Alaska

Rock n Roller 17: Louder than Life Festival

We arrived at day one of the Louder Than Life music festival around 2 pm. We went to ride a few coasters at Holiday World in Indiana first. This was still the Rock n Roller coaster tour remember and how could we not visit one of the coolest family-run theme parks in the middle of nowhere America? We found a …

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Rock n Roller 17: Metallica at the Rose Bowl

Our trip to Los Angeles was really for one thing. To see Metallica at the infamous Rose Bowl. It had been a concert I have been thinking about almost every single day when they played their first show of the tour last year at the new Minnesota Vikings stadium. I said to Michele then, “no matter where they go we …

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Rock n Roller 17: Foo Fighters

The Rock n Roller 17 tour comes to a┬áraucous end when we attended the Foo Fighters concert in Salt Lake City. As many of my rabid readers may know by now, Foo is my wife, Michele’s favorite band and it was an early Christmas gift to go to this show. We flew in on Monday night after we both had …

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Rock n Roller 17: San Francisco and the Summer of Love

After the day in the Silicon Valley I headed about an hour north to the San Franscio area. I stayed at a very nice La Quinta Inn just outside the city for three nights. Things are very expensive in this area of the country and hotels are no exception. I have been staying in most hotels for about $75 a …

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Fortos Fort: Seven Years in the Making

Seven years ago today, me and my then 12-year old daughter pulled into the driveway of a run-down cabin in the woods near the little community of Willow, Alaska. We were city slickers from Denver in search of adventure. We had come here to look at a place were we could run sled dogs and get away from the hustle …

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A Dickie with a headset trying to be King

At a recent stop at Burger King in the booming metropolis of Anchorage, Alaska, Michele and I walked into a firestorm behind the counter. Some young guy with what looked like a 5 o’clock shadow but was most likely a 5-week old beard was being yelled at by the manager in a pressed white polyester shirt, a pair of Dickies, …

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