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The Rock rocks the Great White North

I have said it before and I’ll say it again, I have had pizza in just about every state in the country. Tonight we headed over to The Rock, a new pizza place in Anchorage, Alaska. As soon as we walked up we noticed the the cool brick and iron work and the fire! We walked in the restaurant, once ... Read More »

Snow at the Fort

It was late by Alaska standards but when it came it snowed for 18 hours. We got about 8 inches, just enough to transition from “wonder when it will snow?” to “oh, crap we aren’t ready for this yet!” Read More »

Walk in smoke house project

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After about a month of evenings and weekends working in the bright daylight in the land of the midnight sun, our walk in smoke house is finished at the Fort. We had planned on building our smokehouse for over a year since seeing our friend, Marvin “PeeWee” Rankin’s. I knew right from the start that he and I and my ... Read More »

Fortos Fort: 3 Years in the Making

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Three years ago today, on a rainy Fourth of July, my daughter and I arrived in Alaska to take a look at a house in the small town of Willow. I am sure you know the story by now, I have talked about it many times before. Long story short, Nicole was given the choice to move here or to ... Read More »