October 25, 2016

Presenting my 2017 Alaska Calendar!

Filed under: Calendar,Interesting Things,Photography — Susan Stevenson @ 10:33 pm

In earlier posts, I mentioned that I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to offer a calendar this year, due to time constraints and increases in postage. Well, I am happy to announce that there WILL be a 2017 Alaska Calendar! I found a company that not only does the printing, but will also act as a storefront for me so that you can order directly. I created a separate webpage, with more detailed information, especially for those of you who have ordered a calendar from me in the past.  I have priced my calendar so that the total cost to you is the same as it was last year.

2017 Alaska Calendar:

2017 Calendar Images


8.5 x 11″ (11×17 hanging) – $24.00

11×14″ (14×22 hanging) – $30.00

($5.99 flat shipping –  no matter how many – anywhere in the US.
International also available)

Order your calendar today!
Link to StoreFront

If you have any questions or concerns, please email me directly.

Local customers/friends: Please email me if you would like to order. I am looking into the possibility of placing a bulk order which will save everyone on postage. Calendars are $25, as they have always been, and I will personally make delivery by Thanksgiving. If you prefer to have them shipped directly to you, please order through the website.

Many thanks to all of you who have ordered my calendar over the last 8 years. I do hope that my 9th calendar brings you joy.

Thank you!

October 8, 2015

Chris and Kimmie – August 6-13th

Filed under: Calendar,Family,Roadtrips,Wildlife — Susan Stevenson @ 5:33 pm

In mid August, my son Chris visited, along with his fiancee Kimberley (Kimmie). Unfortunately, due to work schedules, they could only get a week away from their jobs, so with a day of travel on the front end, and another on the back end, we only had about 5 days together.

We almost always visit Valdez in August, so that Steve can fish the silver salmon there. We had no choice but to use two vehicles for the trip, rather than cut Steve’s visit to Valdez short.

Chris and Kimmie arrived late on Thursday evening, August 6th. Steve and I spent that entire day loading up the camper so he could leave early on Friday with Raven. This way, Chris and Kimmie could sleep in and get a start on battling jet lag.

Their flight got in a little earlier than expected, which was nice. We brought them home, chatted for a little while, and then we all went to bed. They had a very long day of travel and were exhausted, and after our very busy day packing the camper, we were too.

The next morning, Steve was on the road before 8am. I let Chris and Kimmie sleep in a few more hours and we followed at 10am. We had beautiful driving weather, and the temperature was just right for three people who tend to be “hot blooded”. Chris and Kimmie were quite thrilled about the idea of cooler temps, as Madison WI (where they are from) was quite warm when they left.

(c)Gary Larson - The Far SideWe made our usual stop at Sunrise Bagel for breakfast. Sunrise Bagel is a franchise here in interior AK, and I start just about all of my roadtrips with some of their breakfast fare. As we waited in line at the drive-through coffee shack, a yellow jacket flew into the car and landed on my thigh. Of course I freaked out! I was screaming at Chris to “Get it off me! Get it off me!!!” What was he going to do? Whack it with a magazine or something? That would make it sting me. He wasn’t about to swat it with his hand and risk getting stung himself. It was a comedy of errors as I screamed, he freaked, and the car veered out of line when I threw my hands up in panic. I can certainly understand how insects can cause vehicle accidents – especially stinging insects. The entire scenario reminded me of an old Gary Larson cartoon. (Remember him and “The Far Side”?)

The day was beautiful, and we made regular stops along the way to stretch our legs and enjoy the scenery. This is Kimmie and Chris in front of Gulkana Glacier.

Chris and Kimmie at Gulkana Glacier


October 1, 2015

2016 Alaska Calendar

Filed under: Calendar — Susan Stevenson @ 11:27 am

I am happy to present my 2016 Alaska Calendar! I am currently taking pre-orders via email at susan@susanstevenson.com. Please provide me with your shipping address and the number of calendars you would like, so I can add you to the pre-order list. I will close down the ordering period in a couple of weeks, and contact you then with payment information. No payment is due now. I can accept cash (local deliveries), personal check or money order, and PayPal. I’m sorry but I can not accept credit card payments at this time.

Unfortunately, due to increased postal costs, I have no choice but to increase the cost of one calendar to $30.00. However, I have decreased the cost for those of you ordering two or more to $25.00 each. Local deliveries will remain at $25.00, if hand-delivered. (If you are local and want it mailed instead, the cost will be $30.00). This price includes Priority Mail shipping anywhere in the US. For those outside the US, please contact me for additional shipping costs.

You can read more about the calendar and see a larger preview image here.

Here is a preview of the images included on the 2016 Alaska Calendar:

Many thanks to those of you who have already pre-ordered, and to those of you who have been choosing my calendar to hang in your home or office since I started offering them 8 years ago!

Warmest regards,