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Foraging and Cooking with Spruce Tips

I’m back!  The last couple months have been CRAZY!  Teacher friends – I know you understand the end of the school year struggle.  Non-teacher friends – just imagine attempting to teach, assess and manage 20+ super hyped children, who are eager for summer, while also writing report…

Whitehorse or Bust

One of the struggles of living in Alaska is transportation.  For the majority of the state, one must travel by plane.  Last year, living in Naknek, we had to take a small “bush plane” into Anchorage, then take a jet to our final location.  In Juneau, you can…

Winter Sights and Sunshine Skies

One of my favorite things about Alaska – the sky.  A while back I wrote a post about the gorgeous skies of Bristol Bay.  There are truly some phenomenal sights out in that region.  That said, Southeast Alaska is also privy to some pretty spectacular views. In the winter particularly…

Marathon Training- Week 1 + Ice Cave Adventures

Marathon training officially kicked off this week! As most of you know – I am training for Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, MN this coming June.  I am so excited to check this goal off my list and experience the excitement that is the marathon.  I am starting slow…

Hello Weekend

Ahhhhh, the weekend!  A time to relax and recharge… Right? 😉 We did do a bit of relaxing.  But as a single mom to a 3-year old human and an *almost* 6-month old puppy, we are mostly on the go.  But I like it that way. Saturday started…

2018

I love this time of year.  As we bring one year to a close and begin a new, people all around are sharing goals, visions, and plans for the future.  At the same time, we reflect on the mistakes, accomplishments, and events of the past.  It is a magical time…

Home for the Holidays – Part II

Where there is a part I, there’s got to be a part II… right?! We’ve actually been back in Haines since New Year’s Eve.  We rang in the New Year like true party animals – champagne, brownies, and The Princess Bride.  We know…

Home for the Holidays- Part I

There’s just something wonderful about being home.  Growing up, I could not WAIT to leave Juneau.  I was certain I was meant for big city life.  Little did I know, I would wind up in a tiny community that refers to Juneau as the “big city.&#8221…

The Skies of Bristol Bay

Alaska is undeniably one of the most diverse and beautiful states in the nation.  From my living room window in Haines I can see the snow capped mountaintops and the blue waters of the inlet below.  Currently, I can see the snow quietly falling from the sky, covering the large…

Since we last met…

Okay, let me start by saying I told you I’m not a blogger!  I am fully aware an entire summer has passed without a post but… life!  It is impossible to sum up our 2 1/2 months of summertime adventure in one blog post.  But I…