Tag Archives: Houston Alaska

Fireworks in the land of the midnight sun?

If you are a tourist heading up to Denali National Park along the highway from Anchorage you have undoubtedly seen the fireworks stands that dot the landscape as you head into Houston, Alaska. There are at least four of them–you have a couple small guys and then the grand daddy of them all, Gorilla Fireworks. It is almost a tourist …

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High school grads in small town America

In early June 1989 I walked down the aisle, stuck out my hand and received a rolled up piece of paper tied with a ribbon. When I returned to my seat, to my dismay the paper was blank! It was supposed to be a high school diploma. Never fear, it would come in the mail in just a couple days! …

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The Houston Lodge, fireworks and ice cream

A week or so ago I wrote about the trials and tribulations of the small hamlet of Houston, Alaska. [Read: Houston, we have a problem…] But there truly is a hidden gem in this little speck on the Parks Highway. It’s the Houston Lodge. This is not your typical roadhouse fare so common in Alaska and even though it shares …

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