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).

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


Departed from Anchorage for Juneau Monday morning for the legislative Special Session. The weather and visibility was too poor to land in Juneau, so we over-flew Juneau and landed in Sitka, Alaska. After several false starts for Juneau from Sitka, we gave it up – and spent the night at a Sitka Hotel. Tuesday morning, we left Sitka for Juneau, but after takeoff the weather in Juneau deteriorated and so – guess what – we landed back in Anchorage (The governor had tried to send a boat to pick us up in Sitka, but the seas were too rough). Went home, took a nap and went back to the Anchorage Airport in the afternoon. After several more weather delays emanating from Juneau, we took off and finally landed OK in Juneau this Tuesday after dark – barely making it in because of the weather. By the end of the week, snowfall exceeded 44 inches.

It’s stuff like this that makes one wonder why the legislature meets off-the-road-system in Juneau. Consider the fact that fifty-five legislators out of sixty must travel through Anchorage to get to Juneau. Also, consider the fact that the airport weather in Anchorage only rarely causes flight delays - in contrast to Juneau, where weather too poor to land is commonplace.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm. Why didn't you drive down to Skagway or Haines and take the ferry? We have a nice road to the ferry terminal, and you can drive any time you like. As long as the Canadians don't close the roads to Skagway or Haines like they just did...

Anyway. You could move the Capitol to office space in the BP and Arco buildings in Anchorage. That would make things very convenient indeed.

8:39 PM  

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