Sunday, August 17, 2008

Searching for B&B's in Alaska

I'm taking off in the morning for several days of work and several days of play in Alaska. Ever since I was 15 years old and traveled there with my parents in our 1963 VW bug, it has been a special place for me. We'll be working in Anchorage through Thursday and then my friend John and I are going to go down to the Kenai peninsula for the weekend. Just in case anyone was wondering, I have a target list of 22 birds, but I'll be happy if I get even 5 new ones. Many are pretty rare, and several, such as the short-tailed shearwater, are very hard to identify. There is a whole web page dedicated to helping separate sooty from short-tailed shearwaters!

As for the Beer part of my B&B search - here are a few targets:
Pipeline Stout from the Moose's Tooth Brewery, Anchorage
Red Knot Scottish from Homer Brewery, Homer (it's even named for a bird!)
The current Cask Conditioned Ale from the Glacier Brewhouse, Anchorage

Should be a fun trip!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Grandma gets the news!

Hooray for Freddie and Laurel!