This beautiful sunset photo – Matanuska Glacier, Alaska – was posted in the comments yesterday by HOH’s Mom (up there for the Iditarod).



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31 Responses to “Alaska”

  1. Wose-the small and meek
    9:03 am on March 11th, 2017


    Such a beautiful photo!

    Thanks, HOH’s Mom for all the beautiful photos you have been sharing with us! I especially like the ones where strengthening cocktails are visible, and the ones of Chef Digger. :^)

    Thanks to all those at Snowhook for the race updates!

    Off to get my head sharpened this morning.

    Create a good day, and GO DR. JOE!

  2. B.Stover
    9:23 am on March 11th, 2017

    Beautiful…and cold!

    Good morning all.

  3. dawson
    10:02 am on March 11th, 2017

    Good morning all.

    HOH: It’s nice to see all the snow-covered pictures of Anchorage and surrounding area. The Matanuska glacier pictures are beautiful. Digger has gone bald! Except on the front. Less hair in the food that way. Heh! Thanks for the photos.

    Thanks also to the Snowhook reporters on the ground, on the couch and on the backs of others.

  4. Buddy, Leno, and Hilde
    11:01 am on March 11th, 2017

    Hey y’all,

    The conference was great! Saw cool thingies, and Hilde was a star.

    However, I really hate to be a downer, seriously, but read this and be outraged.

    WHile I also flew American, my flights were…well…not pleasant, but not this either. Even so, no matter what kind of deal I get, I won’t fly with them again if this is how they treat people. I mean, not getting the mandated safety briefing, not being offered a beverage on my first flight when everyone else was, and being acknowledged only to be told to sit and wait for someone to help me off the plane (not asked, mind you), oh and being asked to move to a different seat as the plane was taxiing “for my own good”, because, you know, we couldn’t have discussed that in the half hour plus before the plane was leaving, yeah, nothing compared to this.

  5. HOH's momo
    11:20 am on March 11th, 2017

    Good morning everyone!

  6. HOH's momo
    12:05 pm on March 11th, 2017

    Buddy, we flew America Airlines to Alaska this trip and had a bad experience as well, although nothing like what you described. We got from Chattanooga to Chicago without a hitch. As we boarded for the flight to Seattle, a flight attendant blocked Digger’s way, put her hand ???? out and said there was no more room for carry-on bags and he could get the bag in Sea-tac. Issues? 1) I had a larger bag that goes under a seat and wasn’t included in the confiscation. 2) The bag was sent through to Anchorage, not Seattle. 3) It had his medications: diabetes, high blood pressure, and several others. This was told to AA employees who wouldn’t listen.
    Is AA receiving another letter? You bet! As regards the service dogs, isn’t the ADA still in effect? Isn’t that animal an extension of the handicapped person much like a wheelchair (except alive)!
    Buddy, AA needs to get its poop in a group or it could see boycotts.

  7. BearSpiritDog
    12:07 pm on March 11th, 2017

    Buddy,Leno,Hilde: A Big GROWL to AAL. If this is their idea of Airline Hospitality I don’t think we will be using their services anytime soon either (make that Never). Shameful!!

  8. BearSpiritDog
    12:11 pm on March 11th, 2017

    OMG! Another Story of Mistreatment of Passengers with Disabilities.
    American is DEFINITELY on our NO FLY LIST.

  9. Masquers
    12:21 pm on March 11th, 2017

    We did have the opportunity to fly AA this year…glad we didn’t sign up for it.

    From the trail…only 4 out of the 10 top contenders have completed their required layovers: Nic Petit, Ray Redington Jr, Aliy Zirkle & Jesse Royer.

  10. Masquers
    12:32 pm on March 11th, 2017

    Dallas and Mitch…neck and neck…neither one has taken their 8.

  11. HOH's momo
    12:38 pm on March 11th, 2017

    Perhaps we should call this year’s race the Seavey Anchorage to Nome Head to Head Face to Face Race ????

  12. HOH's mom
    12:40 pm on March 11th, 2017

    Momo? MOM!

  13. Masquers
    12:42 pm on March 11th, 2017

    HOH: If that’s the case we are cheering for the dad.

  14. Masquers
    12:43 pm on March 11th, 2017

    And don’t count out Joar and Nic and Aliy.

  15. BearSpiritDog
    12:47 pm on March 11th, 2017

    Chet: Neglected to Mention…the Photo you choose for today’s post is Our Favorite too.

  16. BMALS
    1:25 pm on March 11th, 2017

    Love the photo!

    Sorry to hear the horror stories about flying AA. Will keep that in mind when flying east in Sept. Anyone know the best airlines to check for trips into Baltimore?

    Has anyone heard any news on Addie lately?

  17. BooBear
    2:02 pm on March 11th, 2017

    Good morning and go Snowhook!

    Buddy, your story and the open letter you posted upsets us very much. I can not understand why any passenger is treated without respect. Human kind is often not kind at all.

  18. BearSpiritDog
    3:11 pm on March 11th, 2017

    Buddy & Hounds: Youse should Post your Stories on Social Media.
    We’ll bet that would get their attention and Pronto.

  19. c.hobbitz
    3:34 pm on March 11th, 2017

    Spence: you come up here and we will dine overlooking the glacier. It is a receding glacier so don’t wait too long.
    Mr. Big refuses to wake from his nap and play with me:

  20. BearSpiritDog
    4:08 pm on March 11th, 2017

    Go Dr. Joe Go!

  21. c.hobbitz
    4:38 pm on March 11th, 2017

    A look of puppy love…Iditarod musher Rick Casillo comes nose to nose with his sled dogs Wally and Stash as he treats their feet at the Ruby checkpoint during the 2017 Iditarod on March 9, 2017. (Bob Hallinen / Alaska Dispatch News)

  22. Buddy, Leno, and Hilde
    5:06 pm on March 11th, 2017

    Thanks y’all. Sue has posted her story on social media, and we’re all sharing as much as possible. American is, of course, going to take their sweet time about responding. As I said, my story was nothing like this. I didn’t get safety briefings on two of the four flights. On the first flight, I was not offered a beverage when they were going around doing that (and it was a small plane). And then was told that I should wait on the plane until they could get someone to help me. On the way home, I had an aisle seat, got Hilde settled, it was a full flight. Not until the plane started moving did discussions about “He should be in bulkhead” (which I wouldn’t have wanted in any case) begin. So here’s the plane moving, and this flight attendant tells me I should switch seats with this other person. When I refused, she said it would be “for my own good”, because they didn’t want to run over my dog’s feet in the aisle. Only time she ever got into the aisle was when I got up to go to the restroom and she got up to look for me. I refused again and they left me alone. But I guess they couldn’t’ve kicked me off since the plane was already moving.

    As for what governs, the Air Carrier Access Act, not the ADA, is the law that governs on airplanes. Even so, the law is clear, and American broke it.

  23. Buddy, Leno, and Hilde
    5:07 pm on March 11th, 2017

    I should say the law is clear and American broke it, certainly in Sue’s case. Mine was just annoying. Oh, well, not giving safety briefings broke it as well, but I’m at least grateful that no one tried to tell me that in an emergency I should wait for someone to come get me. How about awwwww hell no?

  24. Howlers
    5:33 pm on March 11th, 2017

    Buddy, those stories are appalling. We should all write to AA.

    We read a good news post today that little Addie’s tubes vame off.

  25. HOH's mom
    5:43 pm on March 11th, 2017

    Howlers, wow, great news about the Wee Warrior ????

  26. BearSpiritDog
    5:45 pm on March 11th, 2017

    Howlers: That is Good News Indeed! Yay for Wolfie’s Wee Warrior!

  27. BMALS
    6:18 pm on March 11th, 2017

    Good news Howlers. Where did you read that? I checked Mary’s F.B. page and didn’t see anything.

  28. Howlers
    6:41 pm on March 11th, 2017

    There is a fb page called Little’s Journey, where Addi’s mom posts updates.

  29. BMALS
    8:07 pm on March 11th, 2017

    Thank you Howlers.

  30. HOH's mom
    9:42 pm on March 11th, 2017

    Dawson, Mr. Big wants to share his lovely white whiskers with you.

    Lovely and long!

  31. HOH's mom
    11:07 pm on March 11th, 2017

    And Dawson, as long as you are being picked on, I’m practicing for the next cribbage face off!

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