Uncle Bucks Fish bowl

So recently visited “Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl” in Colorado Springs CO. It was a fun place and a nice atmosphere. Guess it’s owned by BassPro sporting goods store. Also heard that they have them in various places across the states.

Very fun and friendly for families with kids, or just a nice place to hang out at. Also check out Groupon to possibly find deals or specials.

Choking – please read and share

This year I have had two serious choking events. The first was earlier this year and I was at work and took my first bite of a hot dog. Guess it’s not good to try to eat a third of a dog in one bite. A piece of hot dog got stuck in my throat and would not go up or down. I coughed up some so thought that was that. But got home and was unable to drink or eat anything, but I could talk fine. Finally the next day I went to the ER, and they ran a few tests and next thing I know I’m having emergency surgery. That turned out to be a $10,000 hotdog. Thank God for health insurance. So people at my work bought me a hotdog slicer and offered to cut my food at for me. The doctors said I really needed to drink more before I ate anything, so I started. Then recently I went out to dinner with family and went to a steak place. I drank a full cup of water then took my first steak bite and it happened again. Instantly I new I had a piece wedged in my throat again. So I got online and tried to find so remedies, I found a suggestion to drink some vinegar, so I tried so rice vinegar once I got home, that didn’t work it only really hurt my teeth really bad. Tried drinking coke as that was suppose to help dissolve it, this also did not work. Finally someone told me to crush up some alka seltzer and to put that at the back of your throat then to drink some water. I tried this twice and finally it worked. Though the foaming at the mouth sure made me to look like I had rabies. Please pass this on to anyone who eats fast or for people who are in a rush. Glad to be here to live another day still. I now am slowing down more when I eat and drinking more. Also I carry a pack of alka selter in my wallet at all times now.

Mega yachts

Living in a tourist destination, we encounter yachts all the time, some time they are the mega yachts that the true top of the top travel in. Usually we only receive one of these visitors every few years, but when their here they are the talk of the town. Many people try to get the first pictures then share them in a FB page or group. Others post the where about sand track the yachts destination to destination. Still others try to find out the owner by searching for “M/V” then the yachts name. There are several sites out there for these traveling palaces, many show pictures of the inside of the ship. Pictured above is the mega yacht “A”.

M/V Serene

M/V Ice Bear

Some mega yachts can be sail boats also, like the one above.

M/V Luna

A bridge to no where

We have lived in Ketchikan Alaska for over ten years. The only way to get here is by a boat or a plane. Ketchikan is on an island. If you want to fly here, our airport, Ketchikan International Airport (KTN) is on another island.

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So whether you coming or going to or from a plane, you have to catch a ferry. You can not drive directly to the airport without riding the ferry. Usually its about a 4 minute ride and it leaves both sides twice an hour. This is where there was so much talk about building “the bridge to no where” that was in the news many years back. It never passed so you must ride the ferry and work around its schedule. There are only two airports in the U.S that you can not drive directly to, one in Mass. the other in Alaska, this one.

Once at the airport the view is the best of any airport. There are incredible sunrises during the fall/winter months from it.

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During the spring and summer months cruise ships pass right in front of it.

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You can watch float plane take off and land in front of it also.

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Alaska Airlines is the main air carrier, and Delta brings in a plane during the summer months.

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From there you can also see the Ketchikan ship yard as well as Ketchikan.

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There are some hiking trails also on the airport island, as well as a lake that you can hike back to if you have the time.

Also both Orcas and humpback whales can be seen in the channel from the airport as well as various birds like bald eagles, Great Blue Herion and others.

So now you know the rest of the story about the bridge to no where.

Skateboards

Know someone who likes to skateboard? We have designed over 50 different boards of places we have traveled and things that we have seen. Click on the images as they often go on sale. These are just a few of the ones that we have, to see the complete selection please visit:

https://www.zazzle.com/ketchikanart

These make great gifts.

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Then there was light

As winter is quickly approaching, and daylight is decreasing, soon you may need to turn on more lights in your house. So what if you want to buy an addition light or two. We can help. Here are some of our lights that we designed. Hope you like them. They all make great gifts, Christmas is just over three months away.Also click on the pictures as they often go on sale.

 

Do you have the time ?

Time is so important to so many people for so many reasons. Being late to work or to an appointment, some believe is disrespectful, or even rude. Others time is no big deal. Either way here are a few clock designs that make great gifts for that special person in your life or for yourself. They are conversational starters as well. If you have other ideas of clocks that you would be interested in, please leave us a note and we will see what we can do. Thank you.

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