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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Alyeska- on top of the world

Autumn is fleeting in Alaska, so you need to take advantage of those few beautiful fall days when you have the chance. We decided to spend one gorgeous September day, hiking at the Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, Alaska (about 45…

First impressions of Anchorage

Our first weekend in Anchorage was a whirlwind of settling in to a hotel, finding a house, and exploring. My first thought was that it was a lot like the Pacific Northwest, lots of drizzly rain, lots of coffee, and…

A 55 hour road trip. Seriously.

Moving your life from one part of the world to another, is not for the faint of heart! You pack up everything you own, not to be seen again for several months, say lots of goodbyes that you’d rather not…


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