- Jan 14, 2019
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- Birmingham AL (Zone 8a)
I went to a biker party at Eagle River. I was just a fresh out of high school grunt but had made friends with a carpenter on the jobsite for the Eagle River school. Is it still still there from 1984? Anyway he and some equipment guys had dug a pond out big enough to float a wood fired sauna he built and I got invited because I helped a little. Somebody shot the volleyball as it flew up over the net so I had to ease up out of there. It was a freedom thing but still...I believe western N. Dakota had less crime than anywhere i’ve lived but after spending my first winter in Alaska; i tell people “this is like Miami next to where we moved from! We have 15 more frost free days here than in No-Dak.
And they had snakes!
A whaling processor was washed up on Kodiak in 1964 from what I was told. Anyway here is this big ship on the beach and somebody goes in there and pours level concrete floors and makes a rocknroll bar. I was working the coast guard base Personell Activities Center and had met a surveyor fresh out of college that had my description so I used his id not that they really cared. That place was memorable. Not much to do on an island except fish or go to bars. They only had one decent road. Add construction guys and fishermen and oh my.