Jarmin Pass, Attu Island; Photo Credit: USFWS
Long before WWII and the Japanese invasion of the two islands in the Aleutian Chain, Attu Island was part of the earliest Federally protected wildlife areas.
This year is the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Attu, and the National Park Service and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service are both commemorating the battle with several discussions, gatherings and art displays. Unfortunately, most are being held in Anchorage, but the big city, that’s a little closer to Alaska, has its merits too.
Their website: https://www.attu75.org
A quick video of the canning run at Yuengling.
Switching it up a bit, with the great jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery.
A special dedication, going out to Barn-Stormin’ Andy of Osky. My partner in crime on The Second Floor.
The hooligans never got the best of us
Lightnin’ Hopkins singing “Baby, Please Don’t Go”.
I made a quick visit over to another blog site that I like, Immortal Jukebox.
Link to site here: https://theimmortaljukebox.com.
I was reminded of a band that I liked, but kind of lost track of for a bit. Life gets busy, sometimes, you know?
The Strypes, out of Cavan Ireland, are a four piece band that really know how to rock. Here’s a video of their cover of Bo Diddley’s “You Can’t Judge a Book By the Cover”.
It’s an extremely well done video, and I’ve always loved the song. Personally, I think The Strypes do it justice.
The Gypsy Hiker is now in Nepal. Since the name Kathmandu always stirs up images, I wanted to share his blogpost on his visit there. In a previous post, the Gypsy Hiker was invited to a local wedding in Kathmandu. The best times come about unexpectedly, when traveling, and I have also been shown incredible hospitality, by complete strangers, when on the road.
via Spending two days with local Nepalese! #Kathmandu — A boy around the world