Tag Archives: Anchorage

Walk in smoke house project

Walk in smokehouse Robert Forto

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 …

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Psycho Circus Alaska Airlines Style

Well, here we are again on the psycho circus, otherwise known as the cattle train to the great white north. This time it is a rare treat. I’m on one of the few combi planes in the Alaska Airlines fleet. It is unique in that it the front of the plane is loaded with cargo–most likely people’s impulse purchaes from …

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Lucky Wishbone, Kissing Irishmen and Sled Dogs

Lucky Wishbone Chicken

Michele and I headed out early for Anchorage to pick up Hugh Neff’s Iditarod team at the airport. He finished 17th this year and we are proud of him and his dogs for running a great race. But that is a story for another day…. On our way down to the city we talked about stopping for breakfast. Denny’s was …

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Iditarod 40: How to they keep track of 1000 dogs?

iditarod dog tags

In this year’s Iditarod sled dog race there are 66 mushers and over one thousand dogs that will spread across 975 miles of trail in some of the most remote conditions in North America. One question that I am always asked is: How to they keep track of all these dogs? Starting as soon as the weather cools and the …

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Y (not Why), Alaska

Y, Alaska

I have said a few times in my blog, that they do things different in Alaska. Not only is just about everything bigger (and better) up here in the Great White North but there are also some things that are quite peculiar too. Take the town, village, hamlet or what ever you want to call it, named Y, Alaska. That’s …

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Moose’s Tooth Pub and Pizzeria

I could eat pizza every day for the rest of my life. Think about it–it’s the world perfect food. It has your meats, your grains, your dairy and even your veggies to make mom proud! In fact, if I was stranded on a deserted island, I would grow a beard, name a volleyball, Wilson and eat Moose’s Toothpizza every day. I …

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