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Anchorage, Alaska-The End Of The Road

November 30, 2011

After a gorgeous drive on mostly familiar ground, I arrived Anchorage at about 4pm yesterday afternoon, unloaded and returned the UHaul without incident and set about contacting friends and getting settled.

I made note of several things on this, my first full day back.

Sunrise was somewhere in the neighborhood of 9:30am.

A voice on the radio announced the amount of daylight to be had today.  6 hours and 14 minutes.  (We’ll continue to count down until December 21, the shortest day of the year, when Anchorage will have about 5 1/2 hours of daylight)

It’s on the plus side of zero, temperature-wise, but less than 20.

Snow is heavy.  I shoveled much of the deck and stairs, but left the picnic table as I found it.  Take a look.

Groceries are ungodly expensive…I had forgotten…and gas is almost $5.00 a gallon for Regular Unleaded.

I had also forgotten to watch for moose.  You can’t swing a cat around here in the winter-time without hitting one.  I took the dogs for a walk around the block this afternoon and happened to glance left and saw a bull moose about 30 feet away grazing on the neighbors bushes.  Good thing the dogs didn’t see him.  It’s funny because for as large as they are, sometimes they are quite easy to miss.  I went back with my camera, but he had already moved on.  Two more walked through the yard a few hours later, but by then, it was already dark, so the picture didn’t turn out.  Here is a shot my friend, Devin, took outside of the AT&T office in mid-town.

Mosely and I are happy as clams to be here and Misty will be as soon as the antibiotics kick in I had to get for her bladder infection.  Poor thing.

Tomorrow its geocaching and Thursday its skiing.

Stay tuned.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Li1gray permalink
    November 30, 2011 4:06 am

    Well that is all Alaska for sure 🙂 Glad you made it home safe and got here before the big storm. Where are you going caching? If you find any of those Karma challenges let me know I am getting ready to tackle a few more of them now that I have my 25 cache-a-day completed, figure I might as well try for 30 days! I need a couple for my 366 calendar anyway. Dug my crountry skis out, but have not been out anywhere yet just been walking the trails at Kincaid and Russian Jack out looking for caches! Need to get out there and use them too. Have fun and welcome home!

  2. Coyo permalink
    December 1, 2011 10:23 am

    Yay, you made it to Alaska!! Looks very very cold!!!!! Better visit you during summer haha!! 🙂

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