Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fall begins in Nome :Future Alaskan Senator Dan Sullivan and Mead Treadwell Visit Nome Alaska, fall colors, and Finally Videos!!

Apologies for the Late post, just been really busy as you will see!

As Fall Begins in Nome, the political races are heating up so It was my pleasure to Welcome Future US Senator Dan Sullivan
To a mixer in Nome as well as Spending the Night at My Hotel, The Aurora Inn and Suites.

From the Dan Sullivan Website
I've dedicated my life to serving Alaska and America. I've served on active duty and in the reserves in the U.S. Marine Corps for 20 years as an infantry officer. As Alaska’s Attorney General and Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, I focused on protecting Alaskans, promoting energy security and economic opportunity, and fighting against the Obama Administration's overreach.
We need leaders in Washington, D.C. who will rise above the negativity and gridlock that is plaguing our country. I’m an optimist and I strongly believe that Alaska and America’s best days are ahead. As your U.S. Senator, I will bring new energy to Alaska and to the U.S. Senate to seize the promising future that lies before us.

It also turned into a Republican Unity Event as Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell joined us!

It makes me proud as an Alaskan to have such dedicated leaders!

Dan Sullivan, Really the Only Choice for Alaskans in November!

As The nights turn colder and the sun sets a bit (6 minutes) earlier every night the fall colors of the Tundra start to show their beauty.

Though there are few to no trees, the colors are the same as back in PA.
Reds, yellows, greens and browns some absolutely brilliant!

And Drives around the Peninsula with the boys are always a good way to unwind after a stressful day

Seeing all the way to the far mountains is so beautiful

Musk ox are moving back out into the tundra and away from the town as moose and bear hunting season has driven the bears further into the hills and mountains

And finding new spots to play, like up the Nome Teller Highway

And then of course there is taking the Boys to school every day, Here Cody and Hunter are dressed in their JROTC uniforms.

I arranged one Beautiful Day for Laura from our main BSDC office in Anchorage when she came to visit

Yup. Implementing that new Financial tracking computer system was tough, so Out for a Drink at the Board of Trade!

And Now, since as good as pictures are they just don't match being here, so here are some videos.
Click on the Pictures below and it will take you to my TwitPic Pages to View

Hunter David Timmy and Jerry at Safety Sound on TwitpicThe boys on the Trampoline at Safety Sound *** (Warning Hunter says some naughty words)***

David Hunter and Timmy up on Anvil on TwitpicUp on Anvil Mountain

Hunter David and Timmy on Anvil on TwitpicMore Up on Anvil

Share photos on twitter with TwitpicAnd the Last from a very windy day on Anvil

Out with Timothy, David and Jerry on the Nome Teller Highway on TwitpicUp on the Nome Teller Highway

Highway to Nome on TwitpicDriving back to Nome from Teller

Fall Drives in Nome Along Nome-Teller Highway on TwitpicSeeing Nome in the distance on the drive back from Teller

Have a Great Day EVERYONE!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Anyone can be a positive influence on a Kid's life, even me and you!

So A LOT of the time I pretty much feel like this
But Sometimes doing "Good" is "Good" for you too!
It does not take much to be an influence in a kids life...
It's up to YOU to make sure it is positive!
It's all too easy to see kids as nuisances, Get annoyed by their constant energy,
their thinking that as a teenager they have the whole world figured out, etc.
Remember you were one too, and that without some positive figures in your life you might have headed down some bad roads; All of us can be one to kids who need it!

So never forgetting my kids in other parts of the world (In this Case Kersey PA for Salina, Grayson and Shae)) I get in a better mood by mailing mystery boxes to Family members full of fun Nome Stuff.

Then out for a drive further than I have gone before

Up the Nome-Teller Highway

To the Village of Teller

To Drop off Some Aurora Inn Merchandise to the Mayor Joe Garnie
For A charity Function

Still Raising and breeding Sled dogs to this day!

Look at these cuties!

Of Course There are always a few companions to make trips more fun.

A side trip to a relative's camp with a trampoline?
(Hunter David and Jerry BTW)

Fun, Though Sometimes there are casualties.

But they are kids so they recover quickly
(Hunter and Cody)

Obviously Drugs Drinking, smoking and other Vices are starkly Forbidden. Establishing limits is key, as are punishments:
(Jerry with Timmy in Background)

For Infractions such as Soda Bingeing

And Defacing US Currency at the Safety Roadhouse
(Jerry and David)

Safety Sound Has become one of my favorite Places

And the Boys love it for Berry Picking

Our Little Chariot

The Last Train to NoWhere near Solomon

So Pretty it had to become the new Blog Picture!

On other fronts Trips to the USCG Alex Haley
(Timmy, Jerry, David)

David and his little brother Timmy

Cody, David, Hunter and Tim (Who is Tim when the littler Timmy is Around)

Hunter and Timmy

The boys attempt to put on Survival suits in 2 minutes


Sad to say Only Tim survived.

Timmy was in rare form though!

A cup of Joe in the Galley of the Cutter

Maybe this is the moment where one of them Decides their Career Path in Life

Or Maybe this is just Cody Finding a random saw in a supply closet

Whatever, Every Minute of their lives Matter to the, and Ultimately US!

Being a positive influence can be a bit a chore

But it does come with rewards, Like lots of Laughter!

Very Sarcastic Banter

Such as "Cody is in Command? God Help Us All!"

And Choking, Don't forget the choking

A new baby is born every second, 

Like Angel's(My Front Desk Clerk and Assistant General Managers Daughter) Son Riley.
We have all got out work cut out for is with this Generation of Kids.
Stop Complaining, and Start DOING SOMETHING!
Be a Positive Influence Today!