Saturday, July 30, 2011
Only in Alaska
But this is one of the things I love here. The most random amazing things that make you stop and say, "Holy crap, that's totally awesome" happen almost all the time. Well as often as outhouses and house with camper shell windows.. so that's alot here!
This dude was totally jamming out in front of a convience store, having a ball and everyone got to enjoy it on "10 cents off gas day".. it was a good time. $3.78.. you can not beat that with a stick! And a concert!.. I'm one lucky girl..
The sun was not out though.. and the hills had some sad, low dark clouds.. but we mustered through the rain and on to Healy Land! Watching views only in Alaska.. We stopped for a great meal at 49th State Brewery.. you can find more about those guys.. here: http://49statebrewing.com/ Anyone who plays Prince's Purple Rain during my meal.. well they have the keys to my heart..
Anyways the Magic Bus is from the movie Into the Wild .. about a guy who gives all his posessions and money away to hike 2000000 zillion miles to Alaska and live off the land.. which he did 20 miles inland from Stampede Trail in Healy. As the movie and the real life version go.. he was ill prepared, didn't have enough food, was too scared to shoot anything.. and didn't realize the that frozen Tetlanika River would eventually thaw, making it impossible for him to cross at the exact point he entered.. but he was too hungry and delirious to figure out that maybe if he hiked farther he could have found an easier crossing..
So he went back to the "Magic Bus" he was living in, accidently ate a poisonious plant and died.
Awesome right? He was very dumb.
Anyways people trek out there too see this thing all the time. It's a dangerous hike and people get hurt doing it..
But they still do.. Onlyyyyyyyyyyy in Alaska..
Posted by Rocksee at 2:04 PM