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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sitka Bound


I'm actually sort of excited about going to work today. It's a 3-day trip......we overnight in San Diego tonight (after going into Mexico and back). But the really exciting part is that the second night of the trip is in Sitka, Alaska. A place I've been in and out of....and actually spent a couple of nights in back in 1983. But this will be my first overnight in Sitka for working purposes. And I'm really cranked about it! In this picture, you can actually see the dark brown stretch of land on the center left side of the picture....that's the runway at the small airport. The runway extends right out into the water. Sitka's Summer Music Festival is also going on while we're there. And Sitka is home to the Alaska Raptor Center....a place where raptors are rehabilitated and released back into the wild. You can't drive to Sitka. It is accessible only by sea or air -- sort of the middle of nowhere. It's a mystic land of bald eagles, whales, and lots of cold Pacific water. I can hardly wait.

16 comments:

LSL said...

That trip sounds great! Have fun and take pics for us :)

WAT said...

You get to travel all kinds of amazing places. I'm so jealous, and yet find u a brave soul for all that plane time.

Rick said...
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Rick said...

I was just talking about Sitka to a friend of mine. Last year, the small airport in Beverly, Massachusetts was made up to be Sitka's airport in the new film "The Proposal" starring Sandra Bullock. You can read about me stumbling upon the production one day at lunch: Bandit Talks: Sitka

Lemuel said...

That sounds like a marvelous place.

wcs said...

Wow. That's incredibly cool. I'd love to go there. Ah, so much to do, so little time.

I have a very good friend who would do nothing but got to places like that. She's shown me places that I might never have seen otherwise. So very cool.

Enjoy.

K-A said...

What a wonderful place. I hope you can absorb it all and take many pictures.

Ur-spo said...

please visit the totem park south of town. it has many lovely poles.

cb said...

Enjoy all the daylight!!

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!!! TAKE ME!!!!!OH PLEASE!!!
I WANNA GO HOME!!!!OH PLEASE!!!!!!!
Stop by WINTER SONG SOAP COMPANY
and get your mom, sister and niece
some smell goods :)

Oh how I love that place...It's
so quite...The people are so laid
back...I so wanna knock you out and
take your job for this time...
Seriously...You don't think I would
knock you out...strip you of your
clothes, stare at your nekkid
body for a while, drool the whole
time...Yeah...I wanna be you for
this one...

Lucky...

TACKLE YOU HUGS!!!!!!!

Laurie

Geoff said...

That sounds like an awesome getaway! Glad you get to enjoy it!

bridgeout said...

WOW! An absolutely compelling and amazing sounding place! I have to admit I will be hoping there will be pics. you take and share!

Gregorio said...

Yeah, I hope you enjoy the trip!

Greg

Blair said...

It was so nice to hear from you last night and to hear that you are having such a great trip! The only thing that had concerned me was the signs saying "bear" warnings. I didn't think we would see those until next month in P-Town!

Ur-spo said...

In Your Honor
I wore my Sitka T-Shirt in my 6/13 entry.

CJ/Rick said...

That runway sound like the one in Bermuda. I no likey. Glad you're having fun. Fly right Lewis!