Be a Merry Marmot This Weekend at Arctic Valley

We know it’s spring when the folks at Arctic Valley Ski Area host their annual Merry Marmot Festival. No groudhogs for we Alaskans. Nope, we have marmots; the waddling, brownish cousin of Puxatawny Phil and a favorite animal of AK Fam. Any cause to celebrate the whistling, cute-ish creature is subsequently all right with us. Arctic […]

Get Those Running Feet Ready!

Pavement is here, pavement is here! Who’d have thought that a little bit of blacktop could create such excitement, but for those among us (kids included) who run, it means the advent of another exciting season crusing the roads and trails around Alaska. I never thought I’d raise a family of runners, but both kids (#1, […]

A Fantastic Fun Friday to You

It’s a Fun Friday for sure, with sunshine still streaming into AK Fam’s living room and AK Kid bugging us to bring his bike out from its winter corral in the shed out back. If it were up to him, he’d be pedaling around the block right now, puddles and slush and all. This is […]

AKontheGO Heads to Eagle River This Weekend!

We’re excited about Saturday! AKontheGO and partner-presenter Jennifer Aist will be kicking off spring and summer activities with a 2 p.m. class called “Outdoors and On the Go: Sharing Nature With Children” at Eagle River Nature Center. Jen is the author of “Babes in the Woods”, a soon-t0-be-released book about getting the youngest family members out […]

It’s Official…My Kid Wants to Move Here

After a day spent soaking in a hot mineral springs, riding in a dogsled, and viewing ice sculptures so fantastically created my son was not sure they were made of real ice, it’s a done deal. AK Fam should move to Fairbanks; at least according to our AK Kid, who seems to fit naturally into […]

Iditarod is Underway for 2010

Are these not two of the cutest mugs you’ve ever seen? They belong to Iditarod musher Zack Steer, our buddy from Sheep Mountain Lodge. The boys were “helping” their dad get ready for his umpteenth Iditarod start on Sunday at Willow Lake when I ran into them. It was a full weekend of sled-doggin’ fun […]

Woof! It’s a Doggone Good Friday

Anchorage goes to the dogs this weekend as the Ceremonial Start of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race kicks off downtown at 10 a.m. We’ve already talked about our favorite venue for cheering on mushers and their “Idita-riders”  (folks who have paid thousands of dollars to sit in the basket of a sled for this first […]

2010 Iditarod and BLM Welcome the Fam

Yes, we at AKontheGO firmly believe it’s never too early to start planning for the weekend, so here we are getting ready for Iditarod 2010’s Ceremonial Start in Anchorage. A great family-friendly day of watching sled dogs, mushers, and the incredible amount of teamwork on the part of everybody involved, the Ceremonial Start is an interesting […]

Mint Conditions Mean More F.U.N this Friday

It’s Fun Friday all you AKontheGO’ers, and we’ve a ton of fun to tell. Between Fur Rondy events and Ski 4 Kids, it’s doubtful any parent will have trouble getting the troops to settle down tomorrow night, hehe. Fur Rendezvous, in its 75th year, kicks off today at Noon with the World Championship Sled Dog […]

Join Friends of Campbell Creek Science Center Tonight

All this fresh snow outside creates perfect conditions for tonight’s Friends of Campbell Creek Science Center  event. From 6:30-8:30 p.m., families and friends of the 730-acre Campbell Tract will participate in crafts, go on an outside “treasure hunt”, and enjoy beautiful music while learning more about this incredible organization. Opportunities will be available to join […]

Fun Friday: Enjoy Winter Before it Leaves

I know, I know, this is not the end of winter, but it sure sounds good. Even though its nearly 40 degrees at my east Anchorage abode, there is still plenty of winter-ness outside, and a big celebration this weekend because of it. Winter Trails Day, sponsored by our friends at Campbell Creek Science Center […]