Alaska's Winter Horizon

Alaska's Winter Horizon

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wednesday, March 24th

Got up to 38 here in Anchorage today. Sun didn't peek out much but the warmth did seem to melt quite a bit of snow.

Finally got all the transcripts and forms ready to be mailed to Alaska Dept. of Education for my teaching certificate. Stopped by Greg's office and his friend helped me put the finishing touches on the packet. Thanks again Christina!

I learned a lot about native culture and regional recipes while chatting with Christina and Marge. I may put a few of these interesting cooking ideas to use if we move out into the middle of nowhere. A few- but I doubt we'll ever be hungry enough to prepare stinkheads. Stinkheads are a Native Alaskan "delicacy". You basically bury the heads of salmon or fish in the ground and let them age to perfection for about 2 weeks! Yum, my stomach is beginning to rumble just thinking about them. But it was fun just to listen to their stories.

The bronze sculpture is in celebration of Alaska's statehood. It is located on 2nd Avenue near the beginning of the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. You can get a view of Ship Creek and the Inlet from this platform.

The trees in the pictures are notable because of the moose scrapings. Virtually every tree had signs of moose activity. This must have tired them out because we saw only signs of their existence, we didn't see any actual moose today. Oh well, better luck tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Stinkheads sound like the Eskimo equivalent of 1,000 year old eggs, which the Chinese bury in clay pots for long periods of time (not a 1,000 years though), then dig up and eat. They are black when they eat them and solid all the way through too. If you are hungry enough, you will eat it!!
    Laura Best