Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring into Anchorage

It's spring! I know that because the calendar says so, but don't look at the thermometer. The sun has been shining, but it's chilly and windy, too. But soon, the icy streets will be gone, and walking will be easier/safer.

Our local troubadour has come out with a new album, but he is noted for his popular original song, "I Did, I did, I did the Iditard Trail".
Here's Hobo Jim.

The Iditarod was pretty well covered internationlly, as riders are coming here from all over the world nowadays. This year even Argentina was represented. Kincaid Park has hosted it's usual number of cross-country ski races, and there is a proposal to allow some snow machines on a limited basis. The trail connects with downtown Anchorage over 15 miles, skirting the Inlet and airport, too.

The summer tourist season is also gearing up for a big influx this summer, and will probably have more economic impact, as the oil industry has been handcuffed by the federal government. Well, I won’t go into that, as this is a non-political column, remember.

It seems that the social networks have taken over the blogs, but I’m an old-fashioned gal, and don’t relate to the opened-ended comments on Facebook. But it’s really the bible of many of my friends and readers.

I’ve not a lot more to say except that the Anchorage Centennial is coming in 2015, so the municipality decided to make it a 3 year celebration, So we’re starting to be deluged with even more events of all kinds being planned