Category Archives: Life in Alaska

Angoon – Hidden Gem of Southeast Alaska

Angoon – Hidden Gem of Southeast Alaska

Angoon –   57.30N – 134.35W The Tlingit word for Angoon means “Town on the Portage” or “Isthmus Town”.   Angoon is the only permanent settlement on Admiralty Island.  It is a traditional Tlingit community, located on the southwest side at Kootzhahoo Inlet, west of Mitchell Bay, facing Chatham Straight.  It is approximately 60 miles southwestContinue Reading

Dreaming of summer and digging in the dirt

Dreaming of summer and digging in the dirt

One of the activities that bring me out of winter and into spring involves gardening.  Catalogues, planning and dreaming!  This year, it seems many of my favorite companies have either delayed sending them out, or perhaps have gone paperless.  At least a few companies have switched to sending paper catalogues every other year as well. Continue Reading

Haines Alaska

Haines Alaska

Haines Alaska 59.14N – 135.26W Haines is located on a narrow peninsula extending into Lynn Canal, between the Chilkoot and Chilkat Inlets, 80 air miles northwest of Juneau. It is just south of the Canadian border at British Columbia, 775 road miles from Anchorage.  The population is approximately 2000.   Historically, the Haines area wasContinue Reading

Gardening tasks for December in Southeast Alaska

I know you all think I’m obsessed with gardening.  Of course I truly am.  As a past President of Southeast Alaska Master Gardeners, it is my right.  I’m just usually out selling real estate so I don’t have the time I’d like to have in the garden.  That’s why I’d like to start periodically giving a “toContinue Reading

Save our Bears! Put your garbage where it belongs.

The Juneau newspaper has an article that used to be called the Police Blotter.  Since our young people don’t know what a “blotter” is, it’s now just called Police & Fire.  All the little stories that don’t warrant their own story are lumped together in this section.  Let’s just say you don’t want your nameContinue Reading

Doing the right thing, and it feels good!

Juneau is a small town, and pretty much everybody knows everybody else. It’s hard not to trip over each other, and over our clients. But the fact is, buyers and sellers come and go, we all need to continue to work together, and we don’t have room to cut-throat eachother. I just had a niceContinue Reading

Winter is coming!  Are you ready?  Is your wallet???

Winter is coming! Are you ready? Is your wallet???

It’s the middle of October and as the termination dust slips down the side of the mountain, it’s time to think about energy efficiency.  Energy costs in Alaska can take a huge bite out of the family budget!  Here are steps you can take immediately to save money this winter:   1.        Get your heatingContinue Reading

Gone Fish’n!  Golden North Salmon Derby

Gone Fish’n! Golden North Salmon Derby

Most people who know me are aware that I’m not available for work this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  For those of you who don’t, I’m out fishing, but nothing for the freezer or the grill.  I’ll be giving every fish away. The Golden North Salmon Derby has been around a lot longer than I have. Continue Reading

Juneau to Haines, A Great Day for a Lucky Realtor!

Juneau to Haines, A Great Day for a Lucky Realtor!

I’m a lucky gal.  I live and work in Southeast Alaska.  Millions of people save for a lifetime in order to get to visit here, and I get out and see it all the time.  I have found a way to mix business and pleasure unlike anything I could have ever dreamed of. My sloganContinue Reading

Binkies, Bananas & PMS

I live in Juneau, Alaska, which is a town of about 30,000 in Southeast Alaska.  Juneau is the capital city for the state as well as a regional medical and shopping center.  The outlying areas are not connected to Juneau by a road system so travel is by boat or small plane.  That means groceries andContinue Reading