Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A-L-A-S-K-A, Juneau, Fairbanks, and Skagway...

...Anchorage, Homer, Haines, Valdez and Ketchikan- so let us speak about this wondrous land!!

Stetsasonic- A.F.R.I.C.A.

Just use the melody to sing along.

How-La-Stet!! This shit has been brewing in my noodle since the tix were booked to hit the A to the K. Was going to title this post "A to the Motherfucking K Homeboy" but didn't want to offend anyone. I'm trying to tone the language down a little, in case any babies are logging on late night to get their HFE fix. I attached the song anyway. White Men Can't Rap had some joints.

Cypress Hill- A to the K

I'll be honest, I only went to Juneau, but hopefully I'll be able to make it out to the rest of the "Great Land"- the meaning of Alaska deriving from the Aleut word Alyeska. What an incredible place. Beyond words. Looks like one big movie set, and the scale is tremendous. Wildlife, nature and a far cry from the daily routine in the Big Apple. Now that summer is here the daylight is bananas. Sun sets around 10 pm with civil sunset lasting for at least an hour and a half- so it's light out till around 11:30. Mind you it's never dark at night, always a little light on the horizon. Then the sun rises around 3 am. People must be going out of their fucking minds. Now flip this to winter and you have night all day. Not such a good look.

Photos can't do it justice, but give them a gander anyway. There is nothing in the world like glacier blue. The color is unbelievable. I need a pair of glacier blue forces. That would be the G move. We took a ten hour trip through the Tracy Arm Fjord to see the Saywer Glaciers. Incredible. As you can see from some pics there were some major ice bergs and at some points the boat was hitting them. My knowledge of boats and icebergs usually ends with the berg winning so I was kind of shook ones, especially with no civilization within 60 miles or so and no cell phone service. Then I hear this huge boom, the glacier "calving" or breaking off into the water and I thought bombs were dropping. Probably the only one ducking. Hysterical. Anyway, enjoy.

Yes- they really are waterproof. Nike, talk to me.

Lobster, it was nice knowing you. I got a new thing now.


thekid10705 said...


The treacherous glaciers of ice!

Also reminds me of frost gatorades!

buckemdown said...

Pics are off the heezy! That blue is on some other planet shit. Really disappointed you didn't post Raekwon's "Glacier of Ice" though...