Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Real Packers

The wranglers and packers weighing and balancing packs to load on mules to get us and our gear up to elk camp. 
Flat Tops Wilderness Area, Colorado, Fall 2014

Monday, March 30, 2015

Holy Family Cathedral, Anchorage

The Holy Family Cathedral on the corner of 5th Avenue and H Street in Anchorage, Alaska. A Roman Catholic Church, it is the motherchurch of the Archdiocese of Anchorage and the seat of the prelate archbishop. Founded in 1915, this building was opened in 1948. Pope John Paul II's 1981 visit brought and estimated crowd of 80,000 people.

(post #2600)

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Franklin County Fire Chief's Weekend 1982

Air 10, Franklin County Emergency Air Unit

Engine 13-1, Letterkenny Fire Department, Letterkenny Army Depot, Pa.

Engine 43, Franklin Fire Company, Chambersburg, Pa (1978 Ward LaFrance)
Tanker 17, New Franklin Fire Company, New Franklin, Pa (Mack)
Squad 15, West End Fire & Rescue, Shippensburg, Pa
(1961 International Gertenslager rescue Squad)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Day Trippin'

OK, I don't know about you all, but I think I'm overdue for a road trip. And that road doesn't need to be really long. Seeing something more than my own four walls would do the soul some good. hmmm

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Talking Turkey

In all I think there were eight turkeys working their way through this old corn field. They will going into hiding in just a few weeks when spring gobbler season opens.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Muddy Drive

And to think we never even left the road. This is early into a wet morning drive through the Michaux State Forest back in early January. HBS

Monday, March 23, 2015

Let It Snow

Well the first day of spring showed up last Friday with a day long snow fall. It took until Saturday afternoon to erase it. Even so, the daffodils are starting to push through and the snow drops are here. I even planted some seeds it the house looking forward to another colorful summer.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Miscellaneous Fire Apparatus 2014-5

Western Emergency Management Association, EMA 21-20
supporting the 7 municipalities of northwestern Cumberland County, Pa
1981 Ford F700 beverage truck

FDNY Squad 18, 2002 Seagrave
132 West 10th Street in the West Village of Manhattan, NYC

Engine 8, Memphis Fire Department
Stationed at 625 Mississippi Boulevard
shown here at the Fire Museum at 118 Adams Avenue

Collapse 53, Chester County Rescue Task Force
Fame Fire Company No. 3, West Chester Fire Department

 Special Operations Trailer
Fame Fire C0mpany No. 3, West Chester Fire Department

International Union of Operating Engineers, Juneau, Alaska

U. S. Custom and Border Protection, Field Operatoins Vehicle
Ketchikan, Alaska

Friday, March 20, 2015

Toronto Railway Museum

This is scenes from the Toronto Railway Museum. We didn't go inside, we just wandered around the displays outside the roundhouse. If you were a rail fan this would be an excellent place to check out.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Fire in the Sky

Just another beautiful Colorado sunset from last fall.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Stewart's Photo Shop

Stewart's Photo Shop, 531 West 4th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Snowy Days at the Feeder

Sparrows and Juncos and Finches and Cardinals, oh my.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Cody Canada and the Departed


Sorry for not posting on Friday but Thursday ran late. We drove two and a half hours to see Cody Canada and the Departed and Jason Boland and the Stragglers. They were playing at the Sellersville Theater. Sellersville is nearly halfway between Allentown and Philadelphia. This was my second Departed concert,  we saw them in Memphis two summers ago. Awesome concert in a small venue. Can't wait to see them again.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Miscellaneous Fire Apparatus 2014-4

Fireboat Harry Newell, Ketchikan Fire Department
Ketchikan Harbor, Ketchikan, Alaska
Named for the only Line of Duty Death in KFD history. Arrived in 1986, 45 feet long it can pump 5,000 gallon per minute through four fire monitors. Captain Newell, 56, died while fighting a basement fire in Ketchikan on April 7,  1955.

Fireboat William Lyon Mackenzie, Toronto Fire Services
Toronto, Ontario
Named for Toronto's first mayor.Built in 1964 it was refurbished in 2004. It is 81 feet long and includes a 54 foot aerial tower. Docked next to Fire Station 334 on Queens Quay West at the Peter Street Slip in Toronto Harbor.

Conservation Officer for the Ontario Ministere des Richesses Naturelles
Docked in Police Basin off Robertson Crescent.

Toronto Police Marine Unit, Toronto Ontario.
Docked in Police Basin off Robertson Crescent.

Serac, National Parks Service, Glacier Bay, Alaska
This is the boat that brought the Park Service representatives out to the cruise ship when we toured Glacier Bay. (A serac is a block or column of glacial ice formed by intersecting crevasses on a glacier)

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Morning Rays

I thought I'd continue the Alaska theme into today's post. This is where the Gulf of Alaska meets Glacier Bay. If you look close just left of center on the big rock is the Cape Spencer Lighthouse.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Husky Homestead

The Husky Homestead just outside of Denali National Park is the home base for four time Iditarod winner Jeff King. We visited here on our first night in Denali. They talked about raising the dogs and demonstrated their training routine. Afterwards we went inside and Jeff talked about what it's like to ride a dog sled 1100 miles. Along with racing in 11 Iditerods (Anchorage to Nome, Alaska) and winning 4, Jeff has more than a dozen other wins to his credit, including the Yukon Quest, another 1100 mile race from Fairbanks, Alaska to Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.