Tag Archives: Anchorage

Ice Fog

The transition to winter here in the North East made me think of our time in Alaska. When we lived in Anchorage, winter came early, nearly always at the end of September.  It was then that there appeared what the … Continue reading

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Warming your car….

In Alaska it was a challenge to drive in the winter.   Although snow was not a major issue in Anchorage, cold weather often was the downfall of many vehicles. 40 years ago, long before it became common in the … Continue reading

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On Top of McKinley

Flying in Alaska was always amazing.  The scenery was spectacular, but also challenging. Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage was located off the end of the Knik Arm, one of the two branches of the Cook Inlet.  The other branch, the Turnagain … Continue reading

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Breaking Up (in Alaska) is hard to do

In Alaska, when we lived there,  the end of winter was known as “breakup.”  Now in some minds that might mean the thawing of the state’s rivers.  In fact the thawing of the Yukon was a major event, which often … Continue reading

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Sliding on the Ice II

In 2007 we returned to a very different Alaska than the one we had left 30 years earlier.  In many ways, Anchorage had the same old small town feeling, but now it was a large city with much more traffic. … Continue reading

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Sliding on the Ice

Following Thailand, we moved to Anchorage Alaska, where we lived from 1974-1978, and where I flew air defense missions intercepting Soviet aircraft off the coast. Alaska was a wonderful assignment for many reasons:  the flying was magnificent, the people were … Continue reading

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Alaska and Earthquakes

2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the great 1964 earthquake that hit Anchorage, Alaska. Many folks in Anchorage called it the Good Friday Quake because it hit the city on March 27,  1964. It lasted three minutes and was the … Continue reading

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