Polar Bear Bites

The Alaska Zoo

When I was very young we lived near the Alaska Zoo.  I don’t remember much from then.  I do however remember trips we made after we moved away. My Memories The two animals I remember the most are Annabelle (the elephant) and Binky (the polar bear).  They are both gone now, but in their time […]

Flat Top

Hiking and Viewing at Flat Top in Anchorage, Alaska

Whenever I’m asked for places to see in Alaska (or more specifically Anchorage) Flat Top makes the cut.  The main viewing area can be accessed by car (driving directions below).  Depending on the weather Mount Susitna (Sleeping Lady) and Mt. McKinley and its foothills can be seen across Knik Arm.  Also, Anchorage in its entirety can […]


My Hometown…Wasilla, Alaska

The 1970s and 1980s marked a population explosion in my hometown of Wasilla, Alaska. In fact from 1970 to 1990 the population grew by over 1300 percent, and that was just within the city limits. Even with Wasilla’s population growth, it wasn’t until 2008 that our “small town” became internationally known when Sarah Palin accepted […]

Me and the Chocoloate Fall at Alaska Wild Berry Products

Alaska Wild Berry Products

I’m revisiting this photo from a few years ago at Alaska Wild Berry Products in honor of #FriFotos on Twitter.  This week’s theme is ‘chocolate’ and Alaska Wild Berry Products is the perfect subject for such a theme. Their Anchorage location has the world’s largest chocolate fall.  They even have huge chocolate bars you can […]