Big snow in Alaska. "Haha", she said......

This past week I've been a bit concerned about my Coast Guard Son, Tom.
As most of you know by my past posts he lives up in Juneau, Ak.  He is career Coast Guard and he and his family live in the cold and snow, loving it.  Well his car had a malfunction of sorts and being there is no dealer for his car, an Audi S4 he had to send it to Seattle for repair.  The car is only two years old so it was shipped by the dealer.  Tom had to fly to Seattle and drive the car home in the middle of Alaska winter.  He said this morning it was a frozen tundra for the entire drive.  He did have to take a three day ferry ride also.
I was worried about Tom and told his wife he needed to get a Land Rover or Jeep for the area.  "Ha ha", she said and sent me this video advertisement of his car.  
Ok, I gave in and now know this is the car for him to be diving up there! 
Tom was thrilled with the drive because that's the kind of guy he is, adventure is his game.  He sent a photo of his dirty car from the slush and snow and ice while he stayed the night in some small town. Another 500 miles and he would be back home in Juneau.

 Over the past 20 years he has had my poor head spinning with his adventures but I'll tell you, "I'm so proud of him".  As a mom all I can do is grin and bear it.

Tom now has started another adventure  into the world of photography. See his site below.

He has taken some really nice photos over the past few years and now offers them to the public.

This tiny town, population 7, is full of ghosts, from the days of the great Alaska gold rush.
 Storm Clouds.
 Tom doing what he loves best, play and work on the mountains.
 A beautiful snow covered mountain near Juneau.

 I told the story of this fella below in a previous post.
 Imagine this brown bear walking towards you, Tom thought it was cool!
 Eagle in flight.
 Tom was able to watch the winner of the Iditarod on the Bearing Sea, Nome AK come in to the finish line.

 The one below is taken from his front porch in Juneau.  Quite a view don't you think!

I just love showing the photos of Toms life and sharing with my readers.
Go into his web site Here, there are lots more to see.
As I sit here waiting for the call saying he arrived safe and sound from his ride home, I try not to think of all the dangers 
around him.

 "Ha Ha" sure right, who me worry, but then  that's what we moms do!

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the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, what amazing pictures! no doubt alaska would be a photographer's paradise!

Anonymous said...

Alaska is on our list of places to visit real soon as a family. But it will probably be as a cruise. Great pics!

debra said...

These pictures are extraordinary...especially that Storm Clouds one!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What wonderful pictures! I am so glad he got his car back.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Looking at your pictures in a very warm Australia. Not too bad today but well over 100 degrees tomorrow. The snow looks refreshing.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

It's amazing that we NEVER stop worrying as mothers, isn't it?

Carol L McKenna said...

Absolutely amazing photography ~

And agree we never stop worrying about our 'children' no matter the age

(A Creative Harbor) aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^)

Scudds Harrison said...

Yay! What a great place and stunning photos. x

Judy SheldonWalker said...

Worry is a Mom's middle name. lol Love, love his photos!

Art and Sand said...

I randomly came across your blog intrigued by the title.

I love 'doing'. I feel sorry for those who don't do. I just returned to school after almost 3 weeks off for winter break. I had so many projects that didn't get done and a lot that did. One of my colleagues commented that she was so glad to be back at school because she was bored at home watching old movies. She obviously is a doer.

Happy Doing!

VBR said...

No no no, no bears walking towards son. That is not allowed! The photos are so beautiful but I have to say, old Brown Bear scared the bejeebers out of me! Did your son take that photo?

Jenn said...

Amazing photos, how very proud you must be of your son!

You have a lovely site, so glad you came to visit me :)

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(¸.·´ (¸.·`¤... Jennifer

Jenny said...

Wow. What a cool guy!

You can just see the light and intelligence shining on his face!

What a happy post!

I would be proud, too!

Thanks for sharing your son with us.