Well I've just spent my first morning here in Alaska and t
he weather is wonderful, in fact everyone is talking about what a great summer it has been so far. It is cool and partly sunny. Definitely need a light jacket. I am off to Petersburg Alaska for a week of Geology with the SE AK Keck group and then I will meet everyone back here in Anchorage. The King Salmon just started running in this part of Alaska and in fact there is a salmon derby going on today down at Ship Creek, which is walking distance from the downtown area. I wasn't fishing, but I did talk with a number of people who were including this fella in the service who was fishing in Alaska for the very first time. Whoa, nice one, about 25-30 pounds of King Salmon.