Sunday, April 01, 2007

Mooses, Polar Bears and 'Sheed

It snowed in Anchorage a couple of weeks ago. On my way to work in the snow, the traffic stopped. I thought that it was just the light up ahead turning red that caused the cars in front of me to stop. I was wrong, however because there was a moose crossing the road.

I have now seen moose 4 times on the way to work. On Thursday, I saw a moose walking down the sidewalk as if it were on its way to school. It was much like the opening credits of Northern Exposure. Then the next day I came around a corner and saw a moose standing on other side of the road nibbling on some branches. Adria has expressed jealosy because she has seen only one moose so far.

Here is what the mountains looked like after the snow ended.

I also had another business trip to Washington DC. This was a quick trip as I left early Tuesday morning and was back on Friday afternoon. As I have previously mentioned, there is quite a bit of taxidermy on display at the airport. Here is a picture of the polar bears that they have on display just past the security checkpoint:

Not long after I returned from my trip to Washington, the snow started to melt. However, this caused some icicles to form above our balcony.

The snow melt has continued, which has caused our balcony icicles to fall down. This snow melt has resulted in there being many large puddles of water along the roads. Because of this, almost every car in town is quite dirty at the present time. Towards the end of Rasheed Wallace's appearance on MTV Cribs, Rasheed said:

I keep all my cars dirty. 'Aint no reason to keep 'em clean out here in Portland cause it rains so much, soon as you get your car washed, it's gonna rain.

I am going to overide 'Sheed on this one, because even during the time in high school when I didn't get my car washed for almost a year, my car was never as dirty as it has been while in Anchorage.

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