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Saturday, January 14, 2012
Marquette The New Year 2012
Apparently fellow former 91 alumni paddled out to paint the "rock" last year at the reunion.
Brought my own weather man for the video tour..
Always wondered how many layers of paint this rock has accumulated over the years..becha it's more than a bucket or quiver.. eh
Two ships docked in the day...as oppose to two ships passing in the night.. "smile"
The breakwall that my parents met on. It's crazy for me to think that if this was not built, I would not be here.
Weather man reports, wavy and sprayey, with continued frosty and blowy into the after noon, in a nut shell it's colder than a Ninny without a jacket.
Once again..with bigger splash.
Presque Isle Gazebo. Future location (I think) of my friend Keelan (from Alaska's) wedding this upcoming fall.
Here again, up close and personal.
My friend's the Nomes. "smile". Nick and Jill. They are soo cute!
Still cute...and what a home that Nick built..
Nothing say Christmas than two of your closest friends holding a pet chicken....
(Above) Pretty Mom...love you mommy! (below)...Thank You "Weather Man"! The trip wouldn't have been the same without you and your keen weather senses. If you would wear tights and drive around in a cloud car, you would be the coolest super hero I know.. "smile".
Copper after surviving 3 weeks of living in the wild at -0 temps. My poor puppy is one tough Alaskan pooch.
A Quick Winter Tour Of Illiomna, Newhalen
Friend's Bill and Kate's Driveway And Teacher Housing. Away from the school with a great view of the lake....A nice set up! Newhalen
Road headed into Illiomna along the lake, island with lodges on it.
Illiomna general store...
Illiomna Church (Green building)
Friday, January 13, 2012
Flight to village Illiomna
Epic Ski Day, Mother Nature's New Years Celebration 2012
Parking lot, pre skiing, I'm on my way!!
Used to get kids in lessons from base lodge to beginner slope on Chair 3.
Alyeska base lodge, empty
The Sitzmark, Apre ski fun place. Music, Dancing, Good Food, Good Spirits, Great Memories. Oh, if the walls could talk, 13 years of my apre' ski life have been spent here.
Base of chair 3 in a white winterland!
Challenge Alaska, My home, sweet, home.
Locals Powder Day...No lines, No crowds, it's a beautiful thing!
North Face Entrance-Chucks Gate.
Top Lodge and Tram.
After first few amazing turns down North Face under tram.
My wimpy fat skis..
More North Face..yea, I just skied that, so fun!
Exit here or keep going down to Tram...I kept going... "smile".
The insiders look of "The Tram"
No epic ski day would be complete without good friends! Andrea, Aaron, and his sweety!
One of the best ski days of my life. Powder, Powder, Powder and a locals only ski day! I very well might have only one ski day this year and to have one like this..makes me happy! Returned back in Alaska after visiting Michigan for Christmas only to catch the tail end of Alaska's "Snowmaggeden" 2 week snow storm. The rest of the country is as dry as a snakes butt in a wagon rutt and we get this. I'm so in love with Alaska and Snow! Above is my rental car after at the end of the day.