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Friday, July 17, 2015

The rest of Friday5.. Alaska! Salmon fishing, Chuckwallas and Bears. Oh my...

Friday 5 for July 17: Looking for Alaska

Hello, and welcome to this week’s Friday 5! Pleae copy these questions to your webspace. Answer the questions there; then leave a comment below so we’ll all know where to check out your responses. Please don’t forget to link us from your website!

1. Alaska’s motto is “North to the future.” Where’s somewhere north you’ll be traveling some time in the future?
Santa Cruz, our once and future home.

2. Alaska is the westernmost of the United States. What’s the farthest west you’ve been in your country?
Actually, I'm as far west as you can get.  More interestingly, I've been as far East as Pennsylvania but not recently.
3. Alaska’s state flower is the forget-me-not. What’s something you really need to remember to take care of before the weekend’s up?
I must make some lemon marmalade.  Thanks for making me commit to writing that on the WWW!

4. Alaska has cities named Chicken, Beaver, Pelican, Eagle, Badger, and Bear Creek. What place names near where you live are named after animals?
One place in the desert, by the Chocolate Mountains, was named after a lizard.  It's called Chuckwalla Valley.  Chuckwallas are a medium sized,gentle, and adorable California lizard.  We used to play with them and even brought some home.  My Bro, Sis and I eventually drove over and gave ours to the University of California Riverside, to a bemused professor of Biology there.    

The navy closed the Chocolate Mountains and started using it for an aerial gunnery.  Chuckwallas are now an endangered species but they are being captive bred.    
Look them up HERE.
5. What’s something interesting you know about Alaska?
That Bears and fisherman can co-exist as long as there is plenty of salmon running, and the humans show respect by leaving if a bear decides they like your spot better than the last one they had.  Some rockhound friends of ours would go fishing up in Alaska every season they could.  
Thanks for participating, and have a cooooool weekend!


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    1. They are chubby and a sort of long handful. About the size of a six weeks old kitten, if memory serves. They are so cute!

  2. I'm not sure you're as far west as you can go. I'm sitting here in Honolulu looking east, right at you! :)

    1. Sorry there, and of course you are correct! I thought of Hawaii and meant to say, "...in the contiguous states" but forgot that little phrase. Alaska itself sticks way out there, too. I'm not even as far south as some parts of Florida, which is the winner on the East Coast. heehee...


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