Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Movin' on Up

After much insane city driving and $100 in parking tickets Angela and I have found a home. An Edwardian Mansion to be exact- stunning view, immaculate kitchen, and a butler named Fetid who makes a mean espresso as he irons my socks in the mornings. Incidentally, Edwardian is a time period, not a style, so don't make the foolish mistake I did and complement someone on their Edwardian good looks. If you do you will actually be telling them they were built from 1901-1910 when King Edward VII ruled a whole lot of white people. Quite embarassing but a good icebreaker nonetheless. I have posted a picture of an apartment very similar to ours, but alas, technical difficulties are not allowing a posting of the actual Casa de Johnny G. Keep your eyes peeled though dear readers, more to follow...

Coffee House

Coffee House
Originally uploaded by Mark Yezbick.
and the coffee was delicious.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Uncle Steve

This is Aubrie Jane, she is 2. She is sooooo happy that her uncle Steve got a job in Flagstaff and is going to be a billllionaire. I am going to be a kept woman.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Can't Wait to get Back

This Spring, we'll be heading back up North to aquire more funny stories. If I was the King of the world (secretly working on it) I'd order you all to come with us, or be beheaded.

And remember to vote for: His Royal Heigness King Peterson of Philtopia!

3rd Time Around the Sun

Tiffany and I celebrated our 3rd Aniversary at the end of August. While we were paddling through this lawn, it occured to me that I am a very lucky fellow.


This is a 1954 De Haviland Otter. It was our mighty steed for hopping from lake to lake. I especially enjoyed the safety paddle (size of a junior canoe paddle) strapped to the Otter's float, in case the engine died. It would take weeks to paddle this behemoth to shore.

This Old House

While up at Iniakuk, Tiffany and I stayed in the "Club House." It sways ever so slightly in the wind giving it a Swiss Family Robinson sort of feel. I made a fire in the small stove each night and spent many hours reading on the deck hiding from my sinister employers.

Send Off

On our way out of town, Cory stopped by to introduce me to this new drink he has found. It is manufactured in a garage/warehouse in town by a bunch dudes in Carhartts. Cory said that it is not much more than some water soaked with nuts, seeds, and sometimes some berries. I must say that it was...interesting.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Hello from J & A

Hello Girdwoodians! Hopefully all is well in the Great Wet North. We are alive and well despite being in California- I'll be posting here: http://blackicehole.blogspot.com/ with all the gory details and photos.

Vaya con Dios amigos

-John and Angela

Thursday, September 14, 2006

thursday morning

Originally uploaded by Mark Yezbick.
for those of us who wake up at ungodly hours...(Joe/Dan) you probably already dropped your jaw at this morning's sunrise.

I mean really...

I can't even explain this one.

CA in bloom

Hi Frenz,

This is a very different September than I remember having in AK. This photo was taken yesterday.

Wish you all were here to share it with!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Typhoon !! YAAAA ! TYPHOON !!

Because it just doesn't rain enough, anymore.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Hikers on Kesugi Ridge Trail

Hikers on Kesugi Ridge Trail
Originally uploaded by Mark Yezbick.
An easy short hike (3.1 mi.) up Ermine Hill Trail gets you to this vantage point, from where you can choose to hike Kesugi Ridge in either Little Coal Creek or Troublesome Creek direction.

Lots of berries and sweeping vistas.