Monday, August 18, 2014

Due South

From Alaska that is. 

Recent thrifting finds in the classic RCMP category.

They don't make souvenirs like this anymore.

But they do make 'em.

Check out the Mountie Shop
Ou peut-ĂȘtre La Boutique Mountie.
The only item that tempts us? This one.

Monday, August 11, 2014

There's Gold in Them Thar Fields

We ran into a guy the day before we left for Alaska who said that if we could fill a truck with sweet corn and drive it up there we could pay for our trip.

He weren't kiddin''!

Shopping in Anchorage we saw this amazing sight.

Locally grown corn sold at our neighborhood grocery store this week is 18 cents/ear.

Lucky us!

Get ready for a goldrush to Wisconsin if they find out we are sitting on the mother-lode  just outside of town a short way off of  Hwy. 124.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Fire and Ice

My, but Alaska is beautiful.

The fireweed is in bloom, the glaciers are receding, but still impressive.
Fish were caught, wildlife was spotted.
Ferrying, kayaking, rafting, hiking, and driving transported the crew safely through amazing, definitely not Midwestern scenery in miraculously, mostly perfect weather. 

Thanks Alaska.

A good time was had by all!

Friday, August 1, 2014

No Higher Honor

We knew that if we diligently doused, stirred, and repeat with our campfires every single time it would pay off.

Not only have we never started a forest fire, now Smokey has recognized our outstanding achievement.

Thanks big buddy. You can continue to count on us.