Saturday, December 04, 2010


One of the things I have wanted since arriving in Alaska is to just wander up on a moose. Everybody assured me it would happen. There are something like 1500 moose within the Anchorage city limits. Lithus has come and picked me up and driven me to where he'd seen a moose but, alas, I had yet to spy an unsolicited moose. Until last night.

The other night, we were driving home from the airport ~ because Lithus has finally returned from Europe ~ when the car in front of us came to a complete stop on the highway. Our cabbie changed lanes and slowed dramatically, too, coming to a complete stop...directly in front of the moose, standing in the middle of the road. And we all just hung out and waited until she had moseyed on across the highway. Her friend stayed on the side of the road, watching, until she decided to head off the other way.

I am told she was a yearling, or maybe two, but still very young. Dear Lord, she was huge. And beauitful. And moosey.

Which helps make today's music choice quite easy...

Those are moosey Pobble Thoughts. That and a buck fifty will get you coffee.


Gay Soldier's Husband said...

Aaaack! Make sure to keep your distance. They can be dangerous!