Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Since getting back home to San Diego, the memories of my great trip to Alaska keep getting replayed in my mind. This blog has allowed me the opportunity to share with you, my readers, my passion for politics and writing. This blog also has helped me to record my memories in a diary of sorts. Yes, I can proudly say this blog has become my diary. Since my last entry, I have had the chance to say “goodbye” to many of the seniors at the high school I work at. While many of the kids in today’s society are labeled as “lazy,” I can tell you that for every “lazy” kid, there are five or more kids who work hard. I know it because I have witnessed it this year. I saw many ups and quite a few down this year at the school I work at, but more often than not, the kids I have gotten to know have persevered. A week ago, many of them graduated. I can safely say that, yes, this girl shed a lot of tears (I’m a sap for happy endings). The tears I shed were all happy tears because I know these kids, I mean young men and women, will embark on a world that is ever-changing. To the young men and women of the Class of 2010, I salute you, and I know you will make me proud.
While I have tons of memories about my time in Alaska, it is the memories that I shared with Tracey Porreca that I will remember the most. As the former President of the Valley Republican Women’s club, Tracey is no stranger to politics. She is an amazing woman, wife and mother who, like Sarah, cared about the direction her country was headed and decided to do something about it. Many of you know that I have blogged about Tracey before. I was delighted to finally meet Tracey face-to-face when I traveled to Alaska. Tracey was generous and kind enough to chauffeur us around Alaska during a large part of our trip. We went to a variety of cool places, including souvenir shops and yummy restaurants. Yes, she was even patient enough to go with us to Walmart and “hang out” while my sister and I picked up everything we needed when we first arrived in Alaska. I don’t think she was aware of just how much my sister and I love Walmart- wink, wink. If I had to name my favorite part of my time with Tracey, I would have to say it was our trip to the Matanuska Glacier, about 2 miles North of Wasilla. The drive in itself was gorgeous, and we couldn’t ask for a better day to witness Alaska in all its beauty. It was so much fun to hike to the glacier. I especially enjoyed the “crunch, crunch” sounds from our shoes hitting the ice. And the glacier itself- ahhhh… what can I say, other than it was truly breathtaking and awe inspiring.
I have had the pleasure of getting to know so many amazing people via Twitter and Facebook. One such person I have had the joy of befriending is a girl about my age named Amanda. I got to know Amanda from Twitter because she was a fan of my blog, and we immediately hit it off with our love for pop culture and shopping. It was cool to learn that her dad is Alaska Lieutenant Governor Craig Campbell, who is a pretty cool guy. Amanda was nice enough to set up a lunch date with her, her dad and her wonderful his mom, Anne Marie at Sullivan’s Steak House in downtown Anchorage. Remember how I blog in the last entry that my campaign partner in crime, Camille Friend, was going to meet up with us in Alaska? Well, she arrived in Alaska a couple days before our scheduled lunch, so she was able to attend along with Krisha, Kristina and me. We had a wonderful lunch with the Campbells. Amanda and her parents are the most kind, generous people, and we all had a great time. As a pop culture, political-loving girl, I will take any opportunity I can to talk about these areas. Lt. Gov. Campbell gave me some great insight and awesome advice that I will take with me as I continue down my political journey. When Eddie Burke asked me to help out with his campaign for lieutenant governor, I knew Eddie was running for the right reasons. Like Craig, Eddie is a conservative who will put Alaskans interests above his own. Please visit Eddie’s campaign website and make a donation. His campaign is truly a grassroots effort. I hope each and every one of my readers will visit and donate $5 to the conservative cause. Alaska is so lucky to have a lieutenant governor who truly cares for the people of his state. He truly is the REAL DEAL! He may have decided against running for lieutenant governor, but I know God has big plans for him.
As my phenomenal trip began to wind down to a close, it was fun to end my trip on a high note. How else would you want to spend your final day in Alaska other than by spending the day participating in a local Alaskan parade? Krisha, Camille, Kristina and I had the pleasure of walking with Eddie Burke and some members of his amazing family in the Colony Days Parade in Palmer, AK. It was so much fun getting out and talking to people. Eddie had a great time talking to the people and listening to their concerns. Eddie really has a way with people, and people really seem to enjoy the ideas he has on how help Alaska. You wouldn’t believe how many people I repeatedly said how grateful they were to Eddie for running and spreading the common sense conservative message. I also had the chance to see Sarah’s mom, Sally, again while walking down the parade route. I went over, said “hello” and gave her a great, big hug. We chatted with her and another great woman, Carol Ryan, for a little bit before heading back out to wrap up the parade route.
Krisha and my flight was not until later that evening, so before we said goodbye to Eddie and his family, Eddie and his awesome wife, Linda, treated us to lunch. The Burke family did so much for us during our stay in Alaska, and they have become “family” to Krisha and me. Whether or not you agree with Eddie politically, you have to at least admit that he and his family are some of the nicest people that you will ever meet. Right now, I call him a great friend, but I hope very soon to be calling him Lieutenant Governor Burke. You can help this happen by donating to his campaign today!!!
After saying goodbye to Eddie and his family, we stopped by Chuck and Sally’s (Sarah’s parents) house to say goodbye. I know many of you have seen their house on TV during the election, but that does not give it the justice it deserves. Their house has to be one of the coolest houses I have ever been to, and I could sense just how much fun the grandkids must have when they come over. It is like a museum- scratch that. It is even cooler than a museum, and it doesn't hurt that they have the cutest puppy you will ever lay your eyes upon. Now, the first time I visited them during my stay, Chuck was nice enough to give us an amazing tour. As he showed us around, he took the time to show us the various artifacts he and the family had collected over the years. He also showed a lot of cool family photos and maps of different parts of Alaska that he and the family had been lucky enough to visit. As I listened to him tell us about his travels and the different things he had collected, I could see why he was such an awesome science teacher, and I made the point to tell him this. It was a privilege to get to spend time with both him and Sally. They are truly great people. It makes me sick whenever I hear the media attack Sarah and her family. How dare anyone personally attack such a great group of people? How dare anyone attack a group of people who they have not taken the time to get to know? I must say, that, after visiting and spending time with members of Sarah’s family, my time spent with them makes me want to stick up for Sarah and her family even more. These are great people, real people who value honesty and integrity- two traits that those who attack them could learn a thing or two about. I even got a keepsake memento from the Heaths that took back with me to San Diego, and I will cherish it forever. What great people!!! In fact, all of those I met while in Alaska were great people. I believe many of us in the lower 48 could learn a thing or two from Alaskans. There is just something so refreshing and so authentic about our neighbors to the North.
Thank you, Alaska, and thank you, God, for giving this Conservative Girl with a Voice an unforgettable trip to the Last Frontier, and for leaving me wanting more!!!
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Friday, June 18, 2010
Since my last post, I have gotten back into the swing of things and back to my normal routine. My trip to Alaska was a very memorable, and I cannot wait to go back to the “Last Frontier.” Before I begin this blog entry, I just want to send a HUGE shout-out to phenomenal common-sense Conservative Talk Radio Host and Blogger Extraordinaire Tammy Bruce. For those of you who know Tammy, you know she is a valuable, no-nonsense voice to the common sense conservative movement. Not only can you count on her to tell it like it is and always report the facts, but she is a great defender of Sarah Palin. I have had the honor of getting to know Tammy via Twitter. Yesterday, Tammy was nice enough to retweet my latest blog entry, and later I was added to her blog roll. For those of you who do not know what a blog roll is, it’s a list of websites that blogger finds to be interesting or worth reading. What an honor! I just wanted to thank Tammy for taking the time to read my blog and for seeing my blog as worthy of being listed on her excellent site. I will continue to work hard to spread the message of common-sense conservatism!!! Make sure to check out Tammy’s website and blog here and make sure to listen to Tammy's show on her website!!!
Now, on to Alaska…
I left off part two of my blog with a description of my time at Ericka Burke’s fun-filled wedding. There is so much of my trip that I want to share with you. The wedding wasn’t the only fun event we attended that weekend. On Sunday morning, we attended church at the Wasilla Bible Church, which is the home church of Sarah and her family. What a great service and awesome bunch of people. We had fun singing country-themed hymns and listening to the pastor’s sermon. It was a great service, and the people were so welcoming and friendly. Later that day, we headed over to have dinner with Tracey Porreca (my awesome friend and photographer who provided many of the photos I posted in my last entry) and her husband, Tony. What a dinner we had. Tony and Tracey spoiled us with a great home-cooked meal. We feasted on chicken and beef shish kabobs, home-made pasta salad and iced tea. If that was not enough, we were surprised with moose burgers too. Now, let me tell you. I am a big lover of all things protein, and I was excited to finally be able to try a meat that Alaskans get to enjoy daily. During the campaign, I became a bit envious of Sarah when she talked about moose burgers and moose chili, but I never thought I would one day get to try it. Well, folks, I got to try moose, and I must say, it was sooo good!!! Not only was the moose juicy, but it did not have the typical “game” after taste that so many forms of protein like venison so often have. I also loved the fact that it was so much healthier than standard beef. Tony cooked the burger to perfection, and I ate my burger up sans the bun just because I loved the flavor of the meat so much. Am I making you jealous yet? If so I’m sorry. If for anything, go to Alaska just for the moose- you will not be sorry!!!
As the beginning of my last week in Alaska began, I started to look forward to seeing my friend, Camille. As my regular readers know, Camille and I co-host a radio show entitled The People’s Post Live. She also has an awesome blog and is helping out Eddie Burke’s run for Alaska’s lieutenant governor. Camille and I have become great friends because of these areas we share, and I could not wait to get together with her in Alaska and catch up. Since we wanted to save some of our sightseeing for when Camille arrived, we decided to rent a canoe and paddle around Lake Lucille where we were staying at the Lake Lucille B&B. (Note to the wise: A stay at this bed and breakfast is a must. Not only is it located on a beautiful lake-front location, but the owner, Carol, is so sweet and she has decorated the B&B beautifully. She also cooked us the most delicious breakfasts everyday during our stay.) Since we were staying on the same lake where the Palin house is located, I knew I couldn’t pass up the chance to see the house in person. I also knew that I couldn't pass up the chance to see the jerk (Joe McGinniss or Joe McCreepy, as the Palin kids appropriately call him) if I got the chance.
As we paddled around on the lake, it made me think of my time spent every summer at my family’s cabin near Lake Tahoe. The beauty and serenity was a much-welcome change from the hustle and bustle of my hometown of San Diego. The birds were chirping, the ducks were bobbing their heads into and out of the water, and I even had the opportunity to see a muskrat swim to the side of the canoe as he made his way back to his home on the shoreline. We almost had the lake to ourselves, and I was reminded how lucky I was to be in Alaska. As we passed the houses, many of which had boat docks and planes equipped with floats so they could take off and land in the water, it was fun to see the many ceramic owls that were strategically placed on edge of each of the docks. As we got closer to the Palin house, I could see why Todd and Sarah picked Lake Lucille as the place in which to build their home. The peaceful lake was a spectacular, crystal blue and the people who occupy the houses on it were nice, normal everyday people. The Palin family is too. Sure, the family is a household name, but to their neighbors and the rest of Wasilla, they are just the Palins, and I know this is how they want to be recognized. Sarah’s house looked just like many of the other houses on the lake. Sure, it was newer than most and had construction of a garage addition going on next door, but if one did not know what the Palin house looked like, they would think this house were just an ordinary, beautiful house. Their house is gorgeous. My favorite part was the many floor to ceiling windows that overlooked the lake. As I paddled by, I could imagine how much fun Willow, Piper and Trig must have just looking outside those windows in the wintertime at the huge, white snowflakes and making snowmen and snow angels in front of the frozen lake they call their backyard.
After paddling past the Palin house, we came to McCreepy’s rented lair, and wouldn’t you know it, “shame on you, Joe” was sitting on his deck and looking right at us. I immediately thought to myself, “Hadn’t he seen canoers before?” Ha ha- Did we look that out of place?” After he saw us and watched us for a minute, he hurried inside of his home. This guy really is a piece of work. After all, you must really be a nut job when you leave your home to travel to Alaska to move next door to the former governor of Alaska to write a tell-all about her and her family. What a loser. I can name plenty of other ways this guy could be spending his time. How about traveling to flood-ravaged Tennessee or the oil-ridden gulf and helping with relief efforts? Has he ever thought of taking up a cooking class or better yet, a class on manners? As I looked at Joe’s house, I couldn’t help but notice the American and Alaskan flags hanging from the decks. The Alaska flag especially caught my eye. Doesn’t he know that the majority of Alaska thinks he is creepy for setting up camp to spy on the gov? It seemed to me that the flag was his way of saying, “I don’t care what you all think. Suck it, Alaska because I am here to stay.” I was tempted to take a picture of Joe sitting on his deck, but I withheld from doing so. Even though I easily could have, something inside of me said that I shouldn’t stoop to his level, so I substituted the picture for a snarky glare that I hope he saw. Hear that, Joe? It is scary to think this guy in such close proximity to the Palins. His house is literally a few hundred feet, if that, away from the Palin’s house. Thank God for Todd and that fence. It’s unfortunate, though, that the Palins can’t just be themselves and trust all of their neighbors. A house should be one’s castle- one’s place to feel safe and secure in. What this creep has done is taken this right away. Joe McGinniss has invaded the lives of the Palins, and he has the nerve to say he feels like he is being harassed and bothered? He has the nerve to call the good people of Wasilla, Alaska, Nazis? Shame on him!!! The good people of Wasilla did nothing, but welcome me with open arms into their city- whether it be at a gas station, coffee shop, restaurant or on a street corner.
In the end, I am glad I didn’t resort to McGinniss’ level. I may be a talkative girl, but at least my parents raised me to always value honesty and integrity. I hope you have been enjoying my Alaska adventures. In part four, I will talk about my time with Camille, lunch with the lieutenant governor, walking in the Colony day’s Parade in Palmer, and my time with Chuck and Sally Heath. Thanks again for taking the time to read my blog, and I will see you soon for the next installment of my Alaska shenanigans.
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I arrived back home in San Diego early Sunday morning. The following is my latest blog post that I wrote while still in Alaska. Enjoy…
As I continue to share with you my adventures in Alaska, the last frontier, I continually find myself witnessing some of the greatest wonders of this God-created world. Everywhere I look- whether it be at a simple, pink flower blooming in someone’s front yard, to the moose chewing grass along the highway- I am captivated by this state and all she has to offer. If you live or have visited Alaska, you know the beauty I am speaking of, and for those of you who have not yet visited, there is no better time than now. After all, what could be better than sitting outside on a deck, with a glass of Merlot, overlooking a lake at 10:30 p.m. while STILL wearing sunglasses? Yep, only in Alaska my friends.
Since my last blog post, a lot has happened. I continue to have a wonderful time meeting and getting to know new friends, and I cannot wait to meet many more people before I travel back to San Diego. There have been many highlights over the course of the last couple of days and many memories have been made. It was so fun to get my hair done at the Beehive Beauty Shop by the shop’s owner and my friend Jessica Steele (pictured at right in the purple). Jessica is the sweetest, most genuine person you will ever meet. She is truly as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. There is just something very special about salons that bring out the ultimate “girly girl” in me. I have always had a blast sitting down at the salon and just talking girl talk. I also met, Chris (pictured with me to the right), who is doing his training to be a hairstylist at the 'hive. Chris recently moved from San Diego to Alaska, and it was fun to talk San Diego with him. I had fun dishing and discussing everything from reality shows to hair and beauty tips. The Beehive is decorated phenomenally. Everything from the antique chandeliers (a staple of Louisiana signifying Jessica’s place of birth) to the beautifully decorated pink, black and white color scheme definitely gives the salon its “it factor.” As soon as you walk into this shop, you know you have come to the right place- it’s that cool. I decided to let Jessica work her magic like only she can (She is Sarah Palin’s hairdresser after all), and she gave me the cutest, sassiest pixie cut. (Thanks to my awesome friend, Tracey Porreca, for taking the awesome photos.) I cannot tell you how many compliments I have been getting for my hair. Jessica is THAT good!!! Thanks, Jess. You’re amazing, and I love my hair.
The girl talk didn’t end at the salon, but instead continued into the night as Jessica, Krisha, Kristina, Tracey, Shelia and I had dinner at the Settler’s Bay Lodge. It was definitely like a mini “Tweet Up.” One of the best parts of the dinner conversation had to do with the fact that the restaurant we dined at had the most to-die-for butter. I’m not talking about your average butter here. On the contrary, I’m talking about the best blend of butter, bacon and spices that your own grandmother would have to work years to perfect. I think it’s safe to say that we had more than our fair share of bread and that yummy butter that evening.
My sister, Krisha, Kristina and I also had the awesome privilege of attending Ericka Burke’s wedding. Ericka is the youngest child of Eddie (who’s running for Alaska’s lieutenant governor) and Linda Burke. We had a blast at the wedding. It was such a great atmosphere, and it was clear everyone had an awesome time. It was fun to laugh, dance and just hang with some of the coolest Alaskans you will ever have the chance to meet. I must say that the Burke family KNOWS how to have a good time!!! Eddie, Linda, Candice, Terrin, Eddie Jr. and his wife, Brandy, as well as Ericka and her hubby, Brown, have been great company. I told them that they are like family to me and gave Krisha and me a sense of “home” while in Alaska. It was like I was a part of their family, and I will never forget how great a time we had dancing into the night!!!On a side note: Tabloids are reporting that Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston are back together. These reports are UNTRUE. Once again, the lamestream media are reporting lies in order to denigrate the Palin family in an attempt to sell more magazines. It is no secret that many magazines and newspapers are losing large amounts of readership daily, so they have resorted to spreading lies in an attempt to keep readers. While Bristol and Levi are not back together, it is my hope that Levi will be a more active parent in his young son's life. Tripp needs both of his parents in his life. The Palin family has been more than open in their willingness for Levi to be an active dad. Levi treated the Palin family terribly, and the Palins never once publicly lashed out and attacked Levi the way he has attacked them. It would be in Levi's best interest to apologize to Bristol and the rest of the Palin family. If Levi is sincere in his attempts to reconcile with his young son, I say more power to him. Although he has made many mistakes at such a young age, there is such a thing as forgiveness and second chances. I am praying Levi will come around and realize how great a son he has and how great and accepting the Palin family is.
Well, kiddos, I have to get back to work; after all, we all got bills to pay, right? Stay tuned for part three of my travels. In the posts to come, you’ll read about my canoe trips on Lake Lucille, my trip to the Matanuska Glacier, lunch with my friend, Amanda, and her parents (Her dad is Alaska’s Lieutenant Governor Craig Campbell), my trip to Palmer for Colony Days and my visit with Sarah’s parents, Chuck and Sally Heath. I cannot wait to share this and much, much more. Thanks for checking in. Conservative Girl with a Voice checking out… for now.
On a side note:
The tabloid Us Weekly is reporting that Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston are back together. These reports are UNTRUE. Once again, the lamestream media are reporting lies in order to denigrate the Palin family in an attempt to sell more magazines. It is no secret that many magazines and newspapers are losing large amounts of readership daily, so they have resorted to spreading lies in an attempt to keep readers. While Bristol and Levi are not back together, it is true that Levi wants be a more active parent in his young son's life according a recent report on ABCs Good Morning America. Bristol and Levi have decided to get along for the sake of their young son- a lesson other young parents should
follow. Tripp needs both of his parents in his life. The Palin family has been more than open in their willingness for Levi to be an active dad. Levi treated the Palin family terribly, and the Palins never once publicly lashed out and attacked Levi the way he has attacked them. It would be in Levi's best interest to apologize to Bristol and the rest of the Palin family. If Levi is sincere in his attempts to reconcile with his young son, I say more power to him. Although he has made many mistakes at such a young age, there is such a thing as forgiveness and second chances. I am praying that Levi will come around and realize how great a son he has and how great and accepting the Palin family is. If anything, this is a good start, and I pray the media will stay out of this story and let Levi and Bristol raise their son in private.
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Many of my regular readers may be wondering why I have not been blogging in recent days. For the past year, I have been planning a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Alaska, and I am very excited to write that I am typing this post from a hotel room in beautiful Anchorage, Alaska. My sister, Krisha, and Kristina Lazzaro, a fellow organizer for the 2012 Draft Sarah Committee, and I have had an amazing trip so far. We have been going non-stop since arriving in town. My good friend Eddie Burke, who's running for Alaska's lieutenant governor, and his amazing wife, Linda, were there to meet us at the airport, which was so sweet of them. After meeting us, they took us to the trendy Anchorage restaurant The Brewhouse where I had a great halibut dinner. I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone who is looking to experience true, Alaskan flair.
There are so many memories that I have already made, and I cannot wait to experience more great sights. We have gotten together with so many great people and had a lot of fun and, oh yes, crazy experiences. Everything from spending the day going to the local flea market, souvenir shopping and visiting the world's largest chocolate fountain with great friend Tracey Porrecca to hanging out with Alaska State House Candidate Jason Cline on his birthday. The people here are real people, and I could totally see myself living here.
One of my favorite days so far was spent attending some Memorial Day Veteran events. I have been privileged to assist Eddie Burke in his campaign for lieutenant governor. As the only veteran in the race for lieutenant governor, Eddie knows firsthand what our military men and women experience when they leave their homes and families in order to keep us safe. The veteran events were very special and personal to him for several reasons. Our military men and women need to be thanked everyday, not just a couple of times a year. The events I attended yesterday in Anchorage and the valley reiterated just how important it is that we support our military and do everything in our power to support them. I had the privilege of speaking to many members in the crowd as well as some of the speakers, including Congressman Don Young, Senator Mark Begich, Senator Lisa Murkowski, as well as a couple other state leaders. All of these individuals were very friendly and I enjoyed speaking with them. I have photos that I will be posting soon.
I also finally got the chance to meet Rishi. Many of you may know Rishi as my favorite liberal. Politics aside, he is a pretty cool and let's just say unique guy, even if he likes to tease me and call me a "sorority girl" - Ha ha. That is not the only liberal I had the chance to meet. Right after I wrapped up talking to Senator Lisa Murkowski, I was approached by blogger Linda Kellen-Biegal. You may all know her as "Celtic Diva." At first, I did not recognize her, but she knew exactly who I was and even pronounced my name right. I think she was a little shocked that I reached out my hand to shake hers, but she agreed. Let's just say we had an interesting, yet very civil conversation. I even asked to have my photo taken with her, and she agreed. Click here to read her account of our meeting each other face-to-face for the very first time.
Our final Memorial Day event out in the Valley was a very memorable stop for me. As my sister took photographs of the event, Eddie introduced me to another Lieutenant Governor Candidate, a guy we palinistas all know very well: Jay Ramras. I also saw the other candidate in the running, Mead Treadwell, in attendance. I also got the chance to speak with Joe Miller, who is running for the Senate against Lisa Murkowski. He and his wife, Kathleen are great people. This was a great event, and I can definitely see why so many individuals love living in the great state of Alaska!
I have been to quite a few beautiful places, but after arriving at my latest stop in Wasilla, I do not think there is a state that is more beautiful than Alaska the last frontier. There is just something very special about its majestic beauty that seems to continually call my name. After staying in the Anchorage for the past four days, my sister, Kristina Lazzaro and I just arrived at a beautiful, undisclosed part of Wasilla. The place we are staying at is phenomenal and top notch. Not only is this place peaceful, but the people are so friendly and welcoming. I wrote this portion of my blog post while sitting outside in daylight, and it was just after 12 a.m. Since it does not get truly dark for another hour or so, I thought I would come down and sit by the lake and continue this blog post, which I am finally posting today. As I listen to the sounds of the birds and the jumping of the fish, I am reminded just how amazingly good God has been to me. I prayed long and hard about this trip, and I knew that if God wanted me to travel to Alaska, he would open the door. I have already experienced so many great and wonderful memories, and I know I have many more great memories to come. Eddie and Linda Burke and their amazing family (great friends), Tracey Porreca (our wonderful friend, Alaskan mom and tour guide), J and Bev Perdew (who took us on an amazing drive around Palmer and Wasilla), Jason Cline and Danny McDonald (our crazy, fun guys) have been so welcoming, and it has been so fun to experience their Alaska. It was also real special to go over to Chuck and Sally Heath's house last night for desert and coffee. Chuck is such a cool guy and even gave us the whole tour of the house. It is so amazing and has an awesome museum feel to it. It is because of all of these individuals that I have met the wonderful people I mentioned above. It is true when you hear how kind and welcoming the people of Alaska are. They are the real deal. I am signing off for now because Kristina, Krisha and I are getting ready to attend Eddie Burke's daughter, Ericka"s, wedding today in Anchorage. Stay tuned because I will be back again soon to blog and post lots of photos. And, oh by the way, for those of you who keep asking: Yes, I have seen Joe McGinniss' house, and I must write that Todd did a pretty good damn job constructing that fence!!! Way to go, Todd!!!
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