A winter hike in May

After an exceptionally long winter, spring was just hitting Anchorage in early May. I was beginning to wonder if I’d ever see green trees again! But sure enough, the snow started melting and with that,  hope for warmer weather. We…

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Freedom from a 30 year struggle

 I was so blessed to spend the last week of April, 2017, at the Revelation Wellness Instructor Retreat, in beautiful Williams, Arizona. The retreat and lessons learned along the way, were life-changing and life-giving, in so many ways, and have…

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Whale watching x 20

No stay in Alaska would be complete without a whale watching excursion, so we made our way down to Seward to check that box. It was a beautiful, but cold, April morning. The town of Seward is located on the…

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Fairbanks and the North Pole

Who needs the Gulf of Thailand when you have Fairbanks, in March?! (No, I’m not missing my beach time, or anything.) We took a long-weekend, road trip, from Anchorage to Fairbanks, to meet up with old friends and see what…

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Iditarod- “The Last Great Race on Earth”

The Iditarod. Twenty-five checkpoints, 1,000 miles, 900+ dogs, and over a week in sub-zero temperatures make up the Last Great Race on Earth. Since the first race in 1973, the Iditarod (held every year in early March) has continued to bring…

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The faces of Fur Rondy

The Fur Rendezvous, or Fur Rondy as it is known by the locals,  is an annual festival in Anchorage during the last week of February. Founded in the 1930’s, Rondy was initially a three day celebration which coincided with the…

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Alaska skiing, and a one horse open sleigh

President’s Day weekend was full of skiing, sleigh rides and a birthday. We didn’t even have to head to the resort super early because lifts don’t open until 10:30 am around here. Initially, I wondered why so late? But, when…

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Winter solstice- it’s dark!

Winter solstice…the shortest day of the year. I had never given December 21st much thought, but living in Alaska has given new meaning to this phenomenon. Time to celebrate! In Anchorage, on winter solstice, we have a little over five…

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Mushing on a frozen pond

What says Alaska more than dog mushing? Not much as far as I can tell. We got the opportunity to experience the fun for ourselves, and couldn’t pass up the chance! While waiting for our turn, the girls discovered that…

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