Palmer Museum of History and Art; and a Visitor’s Center

On our way home after our Mother’s Day extravanganza at the Musk Ox Farm, we stopped in at the Palmer Visitor Center, which we soon found out, is much more than just a place to get free coffee and a map. A quaint log cabin on the main drag of historic Palmer, the Visitor Center […]

Ice Age Descendants Reside in Palmer, Alaska!

Who would have thought that a walking mop would garner so much attention? It would if its forebearers lived say, thousands of years ago. Not only lived, but provided Man with a garment more toasty than anything North Face can come up with. At the Musk Ox Farm in beautiful Palmer, Alaska (a mere 45 […]

Hatcher Pass: Golden For Many Reasons

Let’s begin by thanking God for Robert L. Hatcher, for without this sourdough’s steadfast belief that there was gold in them thar hills, Hatcher Pass would be but another nameless area on the map of Alaska. Hatcher filed the first gold hard rock claim in 1906, and led the way for a rich chapter in […]

We Hear the Train A’Comin

Much of my youth was spent on the overnight Amtrak train from Seattle to Missoula, Montana. Just about every summer, we would board the train for one of our favorite ways to get across the West, via choo choo. Now that I am all grown up and have two sons, it is no surprise that […]

Cruises for Every Budget: Now’s the Time

Holy buffet line, Batman! Cruise lines, in an effort to attract passengers during tough economic times, are offering whopping good deals on cruises beginning in May. Even if you think you are not a “cruise” type of person, fearing you’ll be innundated by cheesy cruise directors, philosophical bartenders, or grumpy older passengers, you might change […]

Sunshine on the Slopes: Alyeska Delivers

Don’t pack away those skis yet! While Lower 48 ski resorts prepare for end-of-season activities, Alyeska Resort is still going strong, anticipating an end of April closing date. The best, steepest, and most scenic ski area in Alaska, Alyeska provides miles and miles of unparalleled views coupled with slopes that rival those of Colorado, Utah, […]

Seashore, Seashells, Seascape: Homer Has it All

Of all the excursions we have taken since moving to Alaska, Homer ranks at the very tippy top for family fun. Ocean breezes, lapping waves, screeching birds, and some of the best fishing the state has to offer. Located at the end of the Sterling Highway about 225 miles south of Anchorage, on the Kenai […]

Jingle All the Way…

‘Over the River and Through the Woods’, in a ‘Marshmallow World’. The fam had a terrific time last Sunday afternoon in the company of some four-footed friends. Horse Trekkin Alaska, a Summer and Winter horseback riding and driving outfit based right here in Anchorage, gave us a little taste of old-time Alaska mingled with some […]

Revved For Rondy: Annual Winter Funfest Kicks Off Feb. 27

Who doesn’t love a carnival? Rides, food, contests of wit and strength, and in this case, fur hats, mittens, and dozens of howling sled dogs, with with a few reindeer thrown in for good measure.  Step right up, folks. Entering its 75th year of entertaining winter-weary Alaskans, Fur Rendezvous  is set to begin yet another stellar “beginning to […]