We entered the huge state of Alaska nearly a month ago, driving in on the Alaska Highway through Tok, a town where we found tasty Thai food prepared in a truck parked near the highway.
We are lucky to have close family members who have lived in Alaska for nearly forty years. Janis and Jerome are generous hosts and welcomed us to park in the driveway outside their house for two months!
We shared their beautiful view of the snow-covered Alaska Range mountains.
And their dogs, Mack and Nels.
We have been in Alaska several times, most recently at my niece’s wedding in February, but never had two months to explore the 49th State.
Starting at ground zero, Fire Island Rustic Bakeshop, founded by my sister-in-law, Janis, and her husband, Jerome, we explored the outstanding Anchorage Museum and some of the hundreds of miles of vertical trails that ring the city.
Our days run long in summertime Alaska, and we try to be outside once we finish our professional responsibilities.
We have hiked to the feet of giant glaciers whose melting waters form aquamarine rivers and lakes. Many trails are steep, built straight-up Alaska-style.
We hike most days and have seen whales in the cold Pacific ocean. Our adventures in Alaska are just beginning.
Listen as Johnny Cash & Lynn Anderson tear it up.
Where we are today.