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Adventure No.1: ice ice baby

3 Feb

Stars were aligned this weekend when it was warm (above -18)

AND it was bright and sunny so we took advantage of our good luck and planned out our road trip up to the ARTIC CIRCLE

First to answer your questions:
No. There  wasn’t any ice cream

No. Santa doesn’t live there, or his elves either

No. There weren’t any penguins

Yes. you can look down and see the entire rest of the world, it was awesome

Okay, having that out of the way, I’d like to recall the highlights of the trip:

#1. Ice Road Truckers – for reals

#2. Moose Butt – it ran away so fast we only got a picture of the bum

#3. A forest of Christmas trees that were perma-flocked- looked like something from Who-ville

#4. The Elusive ARTIC FOX – well it was a black arctic fox but it was pretty flippin awesome anyways

#5. THE ARTIC CIRCLE – actually just a sign indicating that you have come to an invisible line on a globe which people refer to as the arctic circle

#6. Streaking across the arctic circle line because there  was no one for 200 miles

#7. Cruising on fumes into fairbanks because there weren’t ANY people let alone gas stations for the entire 8 hr round trip journey 🙂


Poop for sale

28 Jan

Fairbanks Craigslist AD reads:

WANTED- Dry Moose Poop (fairbanks) looking for dry moose poop for crafts…..if you have been collecting I have a use! I will trade you a few of my Christmas Ornaments for the poop! Very good deal indeed! Please call me as I will be in Fairbanks WEdnesday and Thursday, otherwise I live a few hours away…thanks! Dana


Only in Alaska…

the Final Frontier

27 Jan
New place, new blog

Sometimes you may sit and wonder “how  the heck did I get here”, I find myself wondering that each and every day and inevitably come to the conclusion that I have no idea and I suppose it could be much worse….

So here it is, Fairbanks, the final frontier, hopefully all this spare time will allow me to actually bring out some interesting things about myself, my family and the crazy new place I have found myself in.  This is mostly for me to amuse myself and maybe create a record of the ups and downs of living in a town where snowmobiles are as common as cars, anything above 0 degrees Fahrenheit is considered warm, dog mushing and  curling are everyday occurances and plugging in your vehicle is a necessity 4 months out of the year.

This is where I find myself after years in sunny Hawaii and California, and I am determined to not only survive but to find the good the bad and the ugly and document my findings.