Blogs by Rep Bob Lynn

Blog site of Representative Bob Lynn, Alaska House of Representatives,District 31 Anchorage, Alaska. Blogs consist of public comments during legislative sessions, speeches, political commentary, as well as personal observations, and some journal type entries. Comments are invited.

Location: Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Member of the Alaska State House of Represeentatives since 2003. US Air Force, Retired; military bandsman; F94C interceptor pilot; Vietnam service as radar controller (Monkey Mountain), radar site commander(Pleiku); Government Contract Management; Public school Teacher, Retired. Married 55 years to Marlene Wagner Lynn, 6 children, 20 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild. Member St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church. Former Tucson Arizona policeman, Ambulance Driver and Mortician's Assistant, Realtor (currently on referral status).

Monday, May 29, 2006


Tourist season in Juneau: all the lodging facilities are booked, have grossly inflated rates, or both. As a result, legislators have found ourselves in a housing crunch, because we have had to remain in Juneau past the end of the regular session on May 9th, due to the governor calling us into special session to deal with a new oil tax proposal, and issues related to the proposed gas pipeline. Some legislators are sleeping in their offices, and others are – well, who knows? But the thought occurred to me, “I have a perfectly good 22 ft RV travel trailer up in Anchorage.”

So, during the Memorial Day break in the special session, I hooked up my trailer to my Chevy Suburban and dragged my little home-on-wheels 775 miles from Anchorage to Haines, Alaska, and then put it on the ferry to Juneau (before you ask: none of this at government expense) the capitol, and I have a place to rest my weary bones between House floor and Committee legislative sessions.

A tiring trip Yes, but what a “beauty overload.” Simply sensational!

The entire trip was like driving through an endless picture postcard. What a marvelous place is Alaska. What a Blessing to live in this Great Land. What an honor to help represent Alaskans in the legislature.


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