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Alaska!

Discussion in 'United States Regional Forum' started by LightHearted, Nov 8, 2003.

  1. ~WildRoseCowgirl~

    ~WildRoseCowgirl~ Jesus My Redeemer

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    cool.
     
  2. LightHearted

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    Ah... I wish I was there to go to the State Fair. Peanut potatoes... :yum:
     
  3. ~WildRoseCowgirl~

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    peanut potatoes?
     
  4. applepowerpc

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    Hi,

    We're back from our honeymoon in Alaska. :D We loved it! My biggest regret is we didn't get to fish. That's so cool how it's always daytime; 1am at Wasila and there's still some light out. Mt. McKinley was surreal--that scene cannot be the planet earth. You sure the Denali range didn't land here from Mars or something? Woo woo!

    I would looove to go back, get an RV, and go camping further north. We only drove as far north as Talkeetna (then flew over that big martian thing just north of there). And I'd like to go to Barrow and dive into the Arctic, so I can qualify for the REAL polar bear club. We ended up sea kayaking down in Seward, and I got a taste of what it's like to be in the water--courtesy of a stuck rudder and a really big wave!
     
  5. LightHearted

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    :yum::yum::yum::yum::yum:

    Yes... They sell those at the fair. They're kind of like fancy french fries, served with an interesting ranch dressing. They grow the potatoes somewhere in the Valley.
     
  6. LightHearted

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    It sounds like you had a wonderful time! :clap: Now you've got some stories to tell the grandkids. lol

    How cold was the water when you fell in? Were you guys wearing wet suits?
     
  7. applepowerpc

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    We didn't have wet suits. We were told sea kayakers don't tip 99% of the time. Well, guess what....

    Someone told us we had 15 minutes to live if we didn't get out. :D LOL I doubt it--it wasn't THAT cold. It's not like we were kayaking near calving glaciers. Actually I had fun tipping; it was an opportunity to learn self-rescue. And I'm not afraid of the water anymore. Unless there were icebergs floating all around--that would put the fear of God in me.
     
  8. ~WildRoseCowgirl~

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    Hmm sounds good!
     
  9. AlaskanDan

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    It is true that you cant survive in that water for more than 15 minutes...hypothermia should set in within 3 or so...but the good news is, if you drown in that water, because it is so cold, you have right about an hour to be revivedand be perfectly healthy afterwards. Gotta love the Alaskan water!
     
  10. LightHearted

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    lol

    I've always heard that getting stuck in the mud flats is more dangerous... Especially when the tide's coming in. :eek:
     
  11. LightHearted

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    I talked to my mom and dad earlier this week, and I was drooling on the phone about Peanut Potatoes (because of this conversation :D). They told me that there isn't a booth for Peanut Potatoes anymore, and that there hasn't been one for a couple years. :(
     
  12. ~WildRoseCowgirl~

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    There is a lady up here that makes these really good almond cakes... theya re the best ever and I am SO glad I have the recipe...... Theya re the best, and SO popular too!
     
  13. LivingWitness

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    Fellow alaskan here and Sewardite. I came to this board becuase I did a websearch for christian guitar. I am learning to play guitar. I am so glad i came here it's an awesome board.

    Raygn
     
  14. applepowerpc

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    We spent like 4 days down at Miller's Landing. So, what do the Seward locals think of all the tourists coming from the cruise ships? I heard one local saying city council is crazy. They're charging like $1.50 tax for each tourist, and several cruise ships are just going to Whittier rather than pay it. And that road going out to Lowell Point is pretty awful--it's like the stretch within the city is really bad, and then once it leaves the city it's state jurisdiction, and then suddenly it's not all that bad. You'd think the city could take care of their roads better than someone having to take care of all Alaska.
     
  15. LightHearted

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    Better yet - How much do the people of Seward hate the Fourth of July? :D I can't imagine that I'd appreciate half of the state coming and tearing things up for a few days, and then leaving the mess behind. :|
     
  16. LivingWitness

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    Honestly the fourth doesn't bother me, the way people act on the fourth bothers me

    I don't want to even get into the politics of the city ther was a tremendous history of corruption here and I don't know how far that has reached into present day but i do know we still feel the ramifications.

    Raygn
     
  17. Starcrystal

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    Here's a spawning King my wife caught all by herself. We let it go so she could lay her eggs, but we ate a King a week all summer.
     
  18. LightHearted

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    Seward is one of my favorite places in Alaska, but these days, I avoid it like the plague on the 4th. The halibut fishing is great there. :) My ex-boyfriend's step dad owned a charter on the J dock. We went fishing whenever we had the chance.
     
  19. LightHearted

    LightHearted No Storm Can Shake My Inmost Calm

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    That's a great looking salmon, and your wife is beautiful. :)
     
  20. LivingWitness

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    I didn't get a chance to do much fishing this year. And I was supposed to Boo hunting 2 weeks ago but my father in law left with out me.

    OH well.

    Lord bless
    Raygn
     
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