That’s all I wrote

 

 

Back in Colorado. Sorely missing Alaska, but glad to be almost home.

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We finished up the trip so well! The shows were all fantastic.

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Here is the cast from Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon. It was a good show, and a great experience to memorize lines again.

 

 

Behind the scenes at the theatre we had some great artwork to look at. I LOVED THIS PIECE. I don’t know how Royce felt about it. DSCN0470

It was done in Maori of New Zealand style, by an Australian woman who lives in Alaska and Arizona. That enough diversity for ya?

On the flip-side we had a great improv show as well. Each was a week apart and worlds apart to boot. I can’t imagine two more different shows but laughs were a common theme.

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I love laughing with my husband! Love it, love him.

DSCN0399After all the hard work of putting together dozens of programs for the show Austin and I went on a photo safari.

I love coffee houses, in AK they are mostly little trailers all over the place so we took a walking tour to see everything we could, and a few other things along the way.

DSCN0412(Seriously, how well does he fit in Alaska? He’s like the king of the Salmon)

DSCN0415Over the river and through the town. We got a great look at the thawing river with some nice jet trail like clouds above us.

DSCN0426I hugged a bear.

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Then we got to coffee-house searchin’. It’s not really that hard, they’re everywhere and they are usually staffed by adorable high schoolers. They must be permanently hopped up on sugar. Every time I asked for a regular Americano without room, without flavor, without anything they had to pause before starting. This concept must not be common. 2014-02-24 16.00.062014-02-24 16.00.12-1

They may not have been used to us walking up either. You gotta do what you gotta do when you only have one car for four people!

2014-02-24 16.17.56I love coffee-house stickers.

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I’m not sure where the Java Junction 1 is. DSCN0448

The Daily Buzz featured a “buddy window”.

DSCN0449I love the theming on this one.

DSCN0451This one really committed to the rustic Alaskan theme.

DSCN0459This fine lady was my favorite. Nothing like anthropomorphic sexy foxes to sell your coffee in the dark days of winter. Also, it was the best coffee.

We enjoyed our last night in Soldotna and took some final sunset pictures on our final evening at the Parker house.

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UP NEXT: The final leg in Anchorage!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Great Gingerbread House-off of 2013

Every year in the Flynn house we have a tradition:

Ginger Bread Decoration Competition!!

This year was no different. All three couples had a chance to decorate the same house using the same decorations given in the box. (Except for my brother and his girlfriend who brought in some outside goodies)

Let the hunger games begin!!

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Hard at work

Hard at work

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Us hard at work

Us hard at work

In the end there were three complete houses.

#1 Belonged to my brother and his girlfriend.

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The Flynn house

The Flynn house

Good piping skills

Good piping skills

Team 1.

Team 1.

Brother and Girlfriend's house

Brother and Girlfriend’s house

#2 Was Austin and Ann’s (me) house.

The Flynn-Terrell House

The Flynn-Terrell House

The Flynn-Terrell House

The Flynn-Terrell House

Our Prize winning house. The Title Holding house.

Our Prize winning house. The Title Holding house.

The winning team! No we're not drunk.

The winning team! No we’re not drunk.

#3 was Katie and Chris’s house.

The Flynn-Davies House

The Flynn-Davies House

The Flynn-Davies House

The Flynn-Davies House

The Flynn-Davies House

The Flynn-Davies House

And Katie and Chris and their...house.

And Katie and Chris and their…house.

In the end there were tears, (yes, mine) blood, and lots of words flying and SO MUCH TRASH-TALKING. But there was a mess as well.

Making of the houses

Making of the houses

And then we let FaceBook decide which house was the one to hold the title until next year.

Which one would you have picked? (From left to right 1,2, or 3)

The full view

The full view

1 was classy, 3 was drunk and 2 was the winner. Austin and I believe that the color blocking is what won it for us.

These fine Gingerbread houses (all expired in 2009) will be on display in the Flynn household for the foreseeable future.

It was another amazing experience all around and, luckily, none were killed in the process.