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Category Archives: Alaska

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 »

Softball, Alaska Style!

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It’s that time of year again…It’s 35 degrees tonight, there is still snow on the ground, we are bundled up and cheering away. It’s softball, Alaska style! My daughter, Nicole is playing on the varsity squad as a sophomore for Houston High School here in the Mat-Su Valley. We are playing Colony High (Palmer) starting at 6:00 for the junior ... Read More »

Alaska Chicks Vodka

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It’s Easter Sunday. What better way to celebrate than whipping up a batch of Alaska Chicks Vodka. Why do we call it Alaska Chicks Vodka? It’s simple really, we use vodka that is distilled right here in Alaska and we use Peep’s marshmallow chicks. How do you make it? 1 large Mason Jar 3/4 bottle of Frostbite Alaska Vodka 8 ... Read More »

Foursquare, goodbye

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There comes a time in every man’s life when he just has to let go. For some it is the 30 inch waist line they had back in high school when they woo’ed the girls in their acid washed jeans and pegged legs. For others it is that hobby of collecting Beanie Babies that their neighbor announced on Facebook and ... Read More »

Nome Sign 40 race recap

Nome Sign 40 Team Ineka

This past weekend my son Tyler and I participated in the Nome Sign 40 race. It is a 40 mile race over the orginal Iditarod trail to the Nome sign and back. It starts on Knik Lake in the heart of Redingtonville. There is more mushing history in the first two miles of this race than probably anywhere in the ... Read More »