Alaska Veterans Memorial

A few weeks ago, my wife and I were in Anchorage for a week of misc. appointments. One day we decided to drive up to Denali state park (About a 3.5 to 4 hour drive each way). On the way back we stopped at this memorial that we saw when we were driving up there. DSC03566

As you can see there was still snow on the ground and the place didn’t have any other visitors. I walked thru the snow, a few places almost waist deep, but the end result was well worth it. Today is Memorial Day in the United States, a day that we reflect on those that gave their lives to make this country great. Please read each of the inscriptions on the walls. Some are more weathered then others. If you are in Alaska and have some time, if you are driving to Denali State park, I suggest stopping by here and seeing this memorial for yourselves.

Army

Marine

Navy

Air Force

Coast Guard

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Thank the veterans of the USA.

A mug shot

Did you ever have a mug shot? What does that mean anyway? Well for me, I am a photographer and when I take pictures its called shooting. So here are some mugs that I created and I shot some pictures of them. They do make great gifts, birthday or Christmas or just for your favorite someone. Hope you like them.

For other designs or other items that I’ve created please check out: zazzle.com/KetchikanArt

A shower

Showers are refreshing, showers are good. There are several different types of showers; a bridal shower, a baby shower, a spring shower, a personel shower, a shower of rain, and many others. Today I just wanted to share a few shower curtian designs that I created.

 

Thanks for looking, hope you found these refreshing.

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.

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.

Thank you