A Night Camping on Kruzof

The weekend before Zach and I left for NYC, we went camping for a night on an island nearby. Immediately afterward we had a visitor for a few nights and then we left for The Big Apple, so I had little time to put together a post. But I really wanted to share our camping […]

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Return to the Hot Springs

As it’s our second May in a row visiting the nearby Goddard hot springs (read last year’s post here), maybe this outing will become a family tradition. Even though I have to take Dramamine even when someone just mentions going for a boat ride (I get seasick super easily), it is actually pretty fun to […]

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Our Road Trip to the Mountains

Yes, we are still in Anchorage. Zach has one more procedure to remove the blood clot filter (which as to be done at the hospital here), so we are waiting for that appointment to be scheduled and then we can start planning our return home. All of the waiting makes the days feel like they […]

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A Harbor Mountain Picnic

During the first week or so in August we had perfect weather. It was sunny every day and in the mid to high 60s (about as much as we could hope for in Southeast Alaska)! Unfortunately I was stuck inside at work for most of it, but I knew I would be able to get […]

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Sunday Trip to Hot Springs

     A couple of weeks ago, my family and I spent a Sunday out on the water traveling to nearby hot springs. We packed our suits, towels, and some food for the day before hopping on my dad’s seine boat. Since June 1st (signaling the start of the fishing season) was nearing, it was […]

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A Morning with Whales

     A few weeks ago, I went on a morning cruise for work. It was right in the middle of herring season and we were all hoping to see a lot of whales in action, feeding on the small herring. We were not disappointed!      We left around 8:30 on a beautiful spring morning. […]

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A Winter Hike on Herring Cove Trail

     Last Saturday we woke up to absolutely beautiful weather. It was all blue sky and sun (and only a little bit chilly). I met up with my friend Arianna, and we decided to do one of my favorite hikes: Herring Cove Trail. It’s at the very end of the main road, and it can […]

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A Snowy Walk in Southeast

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     It finally snowed! Last week we woke up to find the ground and trees blanketed in white. We got about 6 inches, which is more snow than we have had the past couple of winters combined! Zach and I were busy working the first few snowy days, but luckily it stayed cold until we […]

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Our First Northern Lights of the Season

     The last night of August happened to have a spectacular showing of the northern lights (aka aurora borealis). It was incredibly strong and active, even early on around 9:30. Unfortunately, I was completely unaware and was in bed reading my book and totally missed out. It was so disappointing the next morning to […]

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Hiking in the Sun

  In April of 2015, a friend and I hiked up Gavan Hill, which is close to downtown. The trail has a lot of stairs (A LOT), but it is so worth it once you reach the top. The view on a sunny day is spectacular, and you can continue on the trail which follows a […]

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