The calendar says it’s spring, all right, but the gods didn’t send any heat to match. However, the weather is just beautiful here and you will note the East Coast and even central US is still having winter. In Anchorage, breakup is the messy time of year as the snow melts during the day, and re-freezes overnight, so it’s really hard to walk on the ice without at least one spill a year. Mine hasn’t happened yet.
As one special event ends, another begins. Here’s a local troubadour, Hobo Jim, who wrote a popular song (locally) to honor the Iditarod, and continues to become well-known beyond Alaska.
The Iditarod was pretty well covered internationlly, as riders are coming here from all over the world nowadays. This year even Argentina was represented. That country has been exporting some people of note, like Miss Universe, and Pope Francis, too! Easter is upon us, and releases us from all the things we gave up for Lent. Did you?
The summer tourist season is also gearing up for a big influx this summer, and will probably have more economic impact, as the oil industry has been handcuffed by the federal government. Well, I won’t go into that, as this is a non-political column, remember.
It seems that the social networks have taken over the blogs, but I’m an old-fashioned gal, and don’t relate to the opened-ended comments on Facebook. But it’s really the bible of many of my friends and readers.
I’ve not a lot more to say except that the Anchorage Centennial is coming in 2015, so the municipality decided to make it a 3 year celebration, So we’re starting to be deluged with even more events of all kinds being planned.