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Independence Day – Alaska Style (Picture Post!)

Happy (belated) Independence Day!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!  We certainly enjoyed ourselves! Ice cream for breakfast!  NBD, we’re celebrating! Yay America! The 4th in Alaska is celebrated slightly different than most places.  You see, it doesn’t get dark here until after 10pm.  So…

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…

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…