Start building. . . dodge the raindrops . . . gather the wildlife for the ark, because the rains just won't stop. . . . the tourist numbers are down, perhaps because of the rising fuel prices, and other pricing. . . so many things seem to have failed this summer. Our Anchorage Bucs (.com) baseball team has been a real disappointment, as they just can't get it together. Right now, they're at the bottom of the Alaska Baseball League, and there are only 3 games left . .. that is, if the rains don't cancel them out.
Downtown Anchorage has been a real disaster, as it seems the current mayor wants to totally re-do the streets at the same time. . . most residents, like myself, avoid going down this summer. They even had to change the routing of the Fourth of July parade to find a street that was open, and there were were very few participants . . . one float . .. one rag-tag band . . . a few military things. I won't even get into politics, because this isn't that kind of a blog, but rest assured, that would fit into the summer doldrums.
The golf tournaments have been played in the rain . . tennis tournaments cancelled, or moved indoors, baseball gets half a game played before it's called. I'm not kidding you. I've lived here 42 years, and this is the summer to forget.
Let's hope next summer gets us back on track. I'm ready.