Yesterday I posted about Natasha of Alaska Knit Nat – today she’s guest posting about Anchorage’s thrift stores. Take it away Nat!
I am thrilled to be guest blogging on Gretchen Loves Anchorage. I, too, am an Anchorage enthusiast. I’m one of the rare folks who was born and raised here.
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This is Natasha of Alaska Knit Nat. We connected online and then discovered friends in common – not surprising considering it’s Anchorage, but wonderfully fun nonetheless!
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An unexpected joy of graduating from a small PNW liberal arts college favored by many Anchorage students is making alumni connections in Alaska.
Continue reading “The Whitman Connection & Alecia Lindsay Photography”
There’s something so invigorating about meeting people who have just arrived in Anchorage, excited to explore. For some reason I’ve been asked for directions a lot this summer (I look like I know where I’m going? I exude localness? People are desperate? ), and I love pointing people towards fun places to dine and visit, learning about their plans for their trip, and discovering what they think about Alaska. Everyone I’ve talked to so far this summer seemed happy to be in town (or maybe just that they aren’t lost anymore ) and I was thrilled to share a bit of my love for Anchorage with them.
Continue reading “Love Note: Visitor Season”
How many Anchorage residents have memories of Locomotive 556?
The steam engine, one of twelve “Gypsy Rose” locomotives (named after a famous burlesque dancer) sent to Alaska in 1943, has been a fixture on the Anchorage Park Strip since 1959 after retiring from hauling passengers and freight along the Seward-Anchorage-Fairbanks route.
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I’ve been enjoying evening jogs along Anchorage’s Park Strip this summer.*
Continue reading “Ten Reasons I Loved Jogging on the Park Strip Tonight”
It’s Lemonade Day in Alaska! I stopped by the Rainbow Lemon Tree stand outside Skinny Raven to support some of Alaska’s youngest entrepreneurs (and also to indulge my love of lemon flavored anything).
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Every time I walk past these loading bays at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts I feel like the Count in Sesame Street and can’t help counting along in my mind…