A few years ago we were in the Eastern states on a road trip from NY to maine back to NY. While traveling thru NH we made plans to ride the Conway railroad. It was during the fall colors. There are different lengths of trips, depending if you want a scenic trip or if you want to take a train trip from one place to another. It would have been nice had we more time for a longer trip, but I believe we took about a three or so, hour-long round trip. I would recommend this if you’re in that part of the country.
My wife and I have lived in Alaska since 2000, we have lived in the SE part of the state in Ketchikan since 2008. Ketchikan has a large amount of totem poles. As a photographer I have enjoyed taking pictures of many of them. We recently compiled some of our pictures and placed them in both in a E-Book as well as in a hard copy. The book can be found on Amazon. If you like totem poles or are curious about them, please check it out. Thank you.
We are fortunate to have another of our books published on Amazon. Its a E-Book, we are still working on paper editions. My wife and I have traveled to HI several times while living in Alaska. These are some of our memories and pictures. You can download a free preview of it on Amazon. Hope you enjoy, if you do please consider leaving a review of it. Thank you.
So living in a tourist town, Ketchikan Alaska, we receive many cruise ships almost every day from May until September. As a local photographer we have amassed many hundreds of pictures of cruise ships coming and leaving the area. So we created a ebook on some of them. This book displays pictures of over 25 ships, and provides some info on each ship. It’s on Amazon at:
Also we wrote a brief article awhile back on some of the ships, published in May 2018.
When someone mentions “Anchorage”, what thoughts go through your mind? Cold? Dark? Depressing? Igloos? Eskimos? Dog sleds? We just spent a week there, as we had some appointments that we needed to take care of. This was not our first time there, We have visited Alaska’s largest city many times over the past 19 years. For the most part, Anchorage is like many cities in the lower 48 states. It has fast food, it has some crime, it has some places that aren’t the best to travel after dark or alone. But it has so much more. Yes it receives snow some during the winters. In fact it snowed off and on for two days while we were there. They do not have 6 months of darkness, in fact there is no where in Alaska, that is true. Yes they have extended daylight in spring and summer, and decreased sunlight during the fall and winter. They have beautiful sunsets, if you know where to look. This was before sunset
This was as the sun was setting.
Anchorage has a lot to offer, during any season of the year. It is the hub of Alaska and many flights start or end there. It’s the city that is most visited when someone talks of Alaska. It is not Alaska’s capital, Juneau is, which is in the SE part of the state. If your travels give you the chance to spend time or visit Anchorage, take it, it’s a place on many people’s bucket lists.
Have you ever stopped at a gas station and ask “if they knew a good place near by to eat?”. Have you ever been to a city and had time but nothing to do? We just spent a week in Anchorage Alaska, we had a few appointments that we needed to take care of. While there we stayed in a hotel, ate our meals out everyday. This is my plug for “trip advisor”. We have contributed info on places we stayed, visited, liked and didn’t like. You know what, many people have read our reviews and some said they helped. So I just finished some of the reviews this last week. To see what we thought of Anchorage or where we went, please conduct a search on “trip advisor” for scspeights. You’ll see some recents and some older reviews. Reviews from Washington DC, Washington, Colorado And California. My point is, people enjoy going places other have enjoyed. People like to eat at places that provide good service and food. So if you have never been a critic, take a trip then leave a review. Or you can start out by critiquing places in your hometown or neighborhood.
Someone recently asked me to make a short video about Ketchikan Alaska about a minute or two. This is what I came up with. Hope you like it and feel like visiting SE Alaska sometime.