Thursday, August 20, 2015

Northern Exposure

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The semi-elderly like myself may remember the 90s TV show Northern Exposure. It was about a young doctor from New York who ends up in a small town in Alaska. The fictional town of Cicily is said to be modeled on Talkeetna, a short detour off the road the road north from Anchorage to Denali. We visited there 20 years ago and on this trip. It has changed a lot and not for the better. It once felt like a remote outpost. It's bigger and commercialized now, fed by tourists from the cruise lines' land excursions.

I'm scraping the Alaska pictures. However, today is my precious Madeleine's second birthday. I plan to stop by her house on my way home from work to record the occasion. 
                     
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4 comments:

William Kendall said...

It does have a sort of tourists trap sensibility to it.

John said...

Wow, I keep receiving these nudges that I am older than I seem to think I am. Here's a new one, semi-elderly. I remember Northern Exposure, used to like it a lot too. It was taken off the air way too soon. Suddenly I'm feeling like Walter Brennan, by golly!

Norma Beishir said...

I remember it, too!

Stefan Jansson said...

That show aired over here as well, but it wasn't for me.