Two minute tour of Ketchikan Alaska

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.

The wildlife experience near Denver

A fun place near Denver is the “Wildlife Experience”. It has a lot of beautiful statues both indoors and out.

There is lots of taxidermy animals as well as interactive things for kids.

We spent several hours here just walking around looking at things.

It’s a great place for photography as well.

The location is: 10035 S Peoria St, Parker CO. To contact them the phone number is (303) 315-9444. The cost I believe was $12 for adults and $8 for kids 3-12. So if your in the area, check it out.

Alaska wild animal Sancutary

So if you get to Anchorage Alaska, and want to go for a drive and possibly see some wildlife, take highway 1 south about 30 miles and right across from Whittier. It’s at mile marker 79.  There is an amazing wildlife sanctuary.

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They have almost any animal that you may see in the wild parts of Alaska, moose, brown bears, reindeer, elk and many others. During the summer I believe they are open every day and during the winter they are open on weekends. You can drive around the area or I suggest to see the animals the best and to get some incredible pictures park your car and walk around the area. The animals are behind fences, but nothing like a zoo.

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This is definitely a place to take the kids, and they will enjoy it. If you go let me know what you thought. Then when your done you could drive to the Portage Glacier which is very close and also worth seeing.

Their web site is: https://www.alaskawildlife.org/

 

 

Real Alaska

So many people have no idea about Alaska, some think it’s West of Mexico others think that it’s smaller then Washington. The truth is that Texas is Alaska’s little sister. This depiction over the U.S. map shows it’s real size. The vastness, the size between towns and villages, the untouched wilderness. There are still unexplored parts. The population of the whole state last I heard was still below 800,000. A lot of towns in the lower states have that much or more. This has been home for the last 18 years. The wildlife is so increadable, the landscapes are so open. I believe everyone needs to visit the state sometime either on a cruise or a trip to Anchorage or Fairbanks, or watch the ididarod dog race. We do speak English, we do not live in igloos. There is not 6 months of darkness and 6 months of light. Alaska really is the last great frontier. There are many great people who call the 49th state home.

Bald Eagles

Living in Ketchikan Alaska I see eagles every day. Rain, wind, sunny skies it doesn’t matter, eagles are out. It never gets tired or old. I currently am writing an e-book just on eagles. I will let you know when it’s completed. Ketchikan is a very tourist orientated town from spring to fall. One of the tours that I have gone on many times is called “The Lighthouse, Totems and Eagles” tour. I will publish an article just on them soon. I highly recommend it. So this clip is part of a DVD that I was making them. On the tour they show you about 10 eagles nests, as well as some totem poles and a light house.