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)
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.
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.
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.
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
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)
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.