Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Where did he go?

After all was said and done and my training was done, I had a few days to myself before work actually started so I took a small trip slightly north west of Clewiston, Florida... I had a week off and had a fabulous tourguide to show me around Alaska so I hopped a flight to go someplace I've never been...
The weather wasn't completely cooperative, but I made do...
Maybe someday I'll be operating this locomotive...
My lovely and attentive tourguide took me to the Kenai peninsula and we spent the night in Seward, Alaska where the weather was slightly damp and moist... Here, pictured above is a slightly rainy day in Portage, Alaska... Fortunately we left early enough Sunday morning to escape the deluge... Go here for that story: http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/kenai/story/8288801p-8185319c.html
The view from my hotel in Anchorage... Just a slight bit cooler than Clewiston. Amazing view in the mornings!
Speaking of my hotel room, they had 1 liter bottles of water provided... But the marketing could use a little fine tuning... What this shows, at least to me is: "Here, drink this special water where carabou have pissed and shit into..."

Last but not least, seen on the University of Alaska, Anchorage library parking lot, where my beautiful tourguide works and goes to school...

I've got to get me one of those! All I need is the malt vinegar!

Copyright 2006 Thomas J Wolfenden 2006

11 comments:

AlaskaJen said...

And if you liked that, just wait until it isn't raining horizontally! I love the pictures of you at the depot by the engines. And I'm not biased at all! :o)

tsduff said...

Looks almost as good a Iceland... - the water in Iceland has reindeer pee in it :-D Nice engine!!

Red said...

What nice pics! Glad you had a good time..

cmk said...

At least it wasn't snow...which we are getting today and tomorrow! :) Looks like you had a good time.

DivineMsN said...

Wow we both went to Alaska the same year and met the same people! Maybe one day we'll actually get to meet one another ;)

Miss Fire said...

Fun! What a nice change of scenery. Love that Fish 'n Chips thing.

Fathairybastard said...

Cool. I've GOT to get to Alaska soon. My cousin just hired a kid who's family owns land up there on a river. They went up there and fished for salmon and only paid $450 for the whole trip, mostly air fare. VERY jealous.

Fathairybastard said...

And I've got to get one of those fish things. Love the sentiment.

Fathairybastard said...

And when do we get to see the pictures of the tour guide?

Dirk said...

I worked with a woman who wore a cap with the fish on it, with the word 'jesus' inside the fish. . Including the fish, the cap had the following sentence on it :
Jesus loves me, everyone else thinks I'm a fuckwit.

Kev said...

I was never to keen on the fish with legs that said "Darwin". This one, however, is hilarious.

My favorite bumper stickers up there are "Welcome to Alaska - now go home" and "If it's tourist season, why can't we shoot 'em?"