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31 Nights of Horror 2013

For more than a decade we have participated our own version of 31 Nights of Horror here at Forto’s Fort. Each night we watch a different scary movie starting with Trick R Treat and ending with the Stephen King classic, Carrie. This year we tried to include some that we have never seen before including, I Spit on Your Grave. …

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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 …

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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!”

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Nicole

My daughter, Nicole ( @nicole_catcher5 ), 14 in this picture, is preparing to run in the Junior Iditarod in February!

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Softball, Alaska Style!

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 …

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Banana bread on a wood stove

It was Christmas Eve and we ran out of propane at Forto’s Fort in Alaska. It has been -20 degrees or worse for more than a month and we frankly forgot to wade through deep snow to check the level on the propane tank. We let it run out. Our fault. A delivery was made on Christmas Eve and the …

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31 Nights of Horror: Night 1: Trick ‘r Treat

Every year for at least the past decade the Forto clan takes part in a fright fest. Each night in October we watch different scary movie. Sometimes it is the classic monster stuff like Dracula, Frankenstein or the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Other nights it is one of the 80’s slash ’em flicks like Friday the 13th of A …

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Dip Net Fishing the Alaska Way!

Dipnet Fishing in Kasilof, Alaska This past weekend, my son Tyler and I had the opportunity to become a “real” Alaskan. We were invited to my friend, Dave Scheer’s place in Kasilof to dip net fish for silver salmon. Dave is an old school Iditaroder, participating in the race in the 1980s and 90s and ran his teams from this …

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NaBloPoMo: Are there monsters under your bed?

I am participating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play. Toady’s topic: Are there monsters under your bed? That’ s a good question. For the better part of a year I slept on a queen mattress on the floor of my bedroom in Alaska while I was renovating, or shall we say fixing up, …

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