Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Loving Alaska

It's been a while since I've posted a blog, but I had a reason . . . I've been traveling to escape the weather in Anchorage. I found myself wearing my coat more than I had anticipated, and even brought some summer attire I never wore. My bathing suit remained dry (and in my pullman). I visited 8 cities for 5 - 8 days each. Altho' it was sunny weather on arrival, it became rainy before I left each one!

I did have a wonderful odyssey, but I feel we can match most things I saw, and did. For instance, everyone of my friends' homes were at least 3 miles to the closest store/destination. Well, that's okay for once in a while, but I am speaking of multi-trips daily. In Anchorage, I am less than that distance to the airport (to the south) or downtown (to the north). My life is basically in mid-town, and walking distance to shopping, movies, clubs.

Some highlights of my trip are listed here:
The Museum of Science and Technology in San Francisco: great building and exhibits.
The Museum of Art - SF: featuring Vermeer's Girl with Pearl Earring and Dutch artists on one level, and Nureyev collection of his costumes, videos, etc.
Ritz-Carlton Hotel - Half-Moon Bay, CA: great jazz and sliders in their lounge, and the views of the Pacific were formidable. . .
. . my hostess with the mostest, and grandaughter.
San Luis Obispo - The world famous Madonna Hotel . . . my surrogate daughter and son who is being graduated from CalPoly in May!
. . .
the region includes Morro Bay, Cambria, Santa Maria, Cal Poly, etc.

The Magic Castle - Magical arts in fabulous art deco building with great magicians.
American Legion in Avondale AZ - suburb of Phoenix, theatre, lunch with long-lost friends, driving miles thru retirement areas.

Phoenix: a sprawling area of big city and senior/retirement cities.
Jackson MI: beautiful suburb of Flowood, and Million Dollar home with landscape to match . . . the rain didn't diminish the beautiful home's relaxing atmosphere. Biloxi: gaming but no live music around
Houston TX suburbs: Alley Theatre and activities with friends.
Lake Charles LA: visiting relatives, and city tour . . . smaller Mardi Gras
Tampa: Opening night of Ringling Bros. Circus - always great!

That's a quick look at some stops along the way. It's good to be back in Anchorage where we have no sales tax, no traffic snarls, little crime, equally great restaurants and theatre, and lots of live music!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

|
|
Through the use oF HostGator promo coFes, the company proviFes a Fantastic selection oF aFF-ons [url=http://www.germanylovelv.com/]Louis Vuitton Outlet[/url]
aiF attain the many issues that any site or website Face[url=http://www.germanylovelv.com/]louis vuitton knolckoffs[/url]
HostGator Fiscount rates oFFer you very aFForFable plans with unlimiteF storage anF banFwiFth. In case you are not maFe use oF [url=http://www.germanylovelv.com/]louis vuitton knolckoffs[/url]
the net creating viFeo game, Hostgator Features a SiteBuilFer soFtware completely Free oF charge which can help you [url=http://www.germanylovelv.com/]Louis Vuitton Outlet[/url]
get an expert web page anF harFly ever have [url=http://www.germanylovelv.com/]Louis Vuitton kopierte Tasche kaufen[/url]
possess prior unFerstanFing oF net coFing.

Anonymous said...

Hmm it appears like your website ate my first comment (it was super long) so I
guess I'll just sum it up what I submitted and say, I'm thoroughly enjoying
your blog. I as well am an aspiring blog writer but I'm still new to the whole thing. Do you have any tips and hints for beginner blog writers? I'd certainly
appreciate it.

Feel free to visit my weblog: Bmr Calculator To Lose Weight

Anonymous said...

[url=http://www.saclongchamparefamous.sitew.us/#Page_1.A]sac longchamp[/url] This range of lunch bag coolers will set your brand apart, make them distinct from all others in your peer group, and give you a much better exposure than all other items could. Being less commonly used as promotional products, lunch bags give you an extra edge in a market where everyone is trying to make their mark. They also give you a wide range of exposure at a wide range of locations from kid's soccer games Mulberry Antony Natural Leather Messenger Bag Light Coffee for Men,Cheap Mulberry Bags On Sale, Mulberry Bags Outlet, fast delivery. to office picnics, from school lunchrooms to the beach.
[url=http://longchampsoldesa.blog.fc2blog.net/]sac longchamp[/url] You can make leather pouches in different sizes and Highly Appreciated Mulberry Women's Bayswater For 13 MacBook Light Coffee Bag, and we welcome for your coming and enjoy your online shopping at our Mulberry Bags store. Don't forget to choose one nice and cheap Mulberry bags. designs. The simplest pouch is done by folding a piece of leather fabric in half, with edges sewn up and drawstrings hemmed to punched holes. The following tips can help you start making a simple leather pouch..
[url=http://longchampmoinse.blog4u.pl/]longchamp soldes[/url] Department of the horses of the chain is riding GUCCI invention. This well-known details of the design, not only because aesthetics, but also of times past equestrian a reminiscence. GUCCI Equestrian chain studded suede shoes is a Gucci Crossbody good example of the footwear history, and even the United States the Metropolitan Museum of Art collection a pair.. As with all handbags, one should get to know what a genuine product looks like. If you have a shop or store nearby that sells the genuine article, go there and spend some time looking at the bags. Don't just look, examine and observe them. Because the internal pockets are deeper, when you are Practical Mulberry Women's Standard Bayswater Printed Leather Shoulder Black Bag well made, Cheap Mulberry bags UK For Sale carrying such a kind of fashion bags you can enjoy the security without worrying possible theft. In a word, these fashion hobo handbags can be used as shopping handbags, diaper bags or stylish laptop handbags and so on. All depends on your choice.

Anonymous said...

Hi every one, here every person is sharing these kinds of know-how,
therefore it's good to read this webpage, and I used to pay a quick visit this webpage everyday.

Feel free to visit my blog ... accurate forex signals

Anonymous said...

louis vuitton pas cher homme [url=http://www.cuirlv2013.fr]vetement louis vuitton pas cher[/url] ponrwm louis vuitton pas cher homme [url=http://www.lvspeedy.fr]ceinture louis vuitton pas cher[/url] wramgm

Quickbooks Data said...

Great blog...
call quickbooks payroll support