So long for now

Our first Alaskan adventure is over and we’re leaving beautiful “Big Country” with plans to come back at some point down the road.  We learned a lot, had several first-time experiences, and never got tired of taking in all the wonderful scenery.  We’re hopeful that it gave us a peek into our future life in…

Alaska at its Best

Palmer is just 42 miles northeast of Anchorage and is home to one of the most popular events in the state, the Alaska State Fair.  This 12-day festival takes place at the end of summer and has been a time-honored tradition for nearly 80 years.  After hearing about the monster veggies competing for first place…

The High One

At an elevation of 20,237 feet above sea level, Mount McKinley is located near the center of the Alaska Range and is the highest mountain in North America.  Since clouds and rain often obscure the view of the summit, it’s estimated that only one out of three visitors to interior Alaska get to see the…

Land of the mountain man

The untamed North requires some basic survival knowledge that has been engrained in most locals since birth.  Hunting, fishing, splitting wood, starting campfires, chewing tobacco, and building log cabins are just some of the activities Alaskans take part in for fun or out of necessity.  Even the local women seem to have been bred to…