Alaska Recap

  Although we only had a cumulative less than 24 hours in Anchorage, and spent most of our time in a more remote town in Alaska (although I feel like this is redundant because isn't all of Alaska remote), the things I enjoyed are below: Anchorage, AK Restaurants: Snow City Cafe, Moose's Tooth Try: Deadliest Catch (or … Continue reading Alaska Recap

Moose’s Tooth Pub & Pizzeria

After our dance with potentially being stranded, we headed back to downtown Anchorage so I could scramble around to secure some last minute souvenirs. I had wanted to buy Ulu knives, which are apparently a big thing in Alaskan tourism, but I had forgotten that we were currently on a layover which meant that our … Continue reading Moose’s Tooth Pub & Pizzeria

A Powerful Moment Before the Brewery

Something wholly incredible happened on our return from the Alaskan Wildlife Conservation Area: We were driving back the same stretch of winding road to return to Anchorage, still captivated by the views parallel to us. At one point, a patch of mountains visible across the water really caught my eye, it's ridges back lit by … Continue reading A Powerful Moment Before the Brewery

Anchorage Again: Part 1

We landed back in the Anchorage airport around 2:30 pm and headed back down the familiar, stretching hallway that lead to the rental car hub, just as we had the first time when we arrived days before. A projection of the Northern Lights adorned the ceiling, flickering between it's famous hues of luminescent green and … Continue reading Anchorage Again: Part 1

Last Morning in the Last Frontier

Ironically, I woke up gently on our last day. I was still tired, but I wasn't as groggy as I had been for the past week. I think it was somewhat from the dread of leaving. I spent a solid ten minutes awake but with my eyes shut, covers pulled up just below my chin. … Continue reading Last Morning in the Last Frontier

The End of the Earth

The last bit of our Sunday was bittersweet. We had our last dinner at the house, and when we sat to eat we noticed two spots had small gift bags with a cutout of the great state of Alaska glued to one side. "Those are for us," Megan whispered. I immediately felt giddy and guilty. … Continue reading The End of the Earth

Chasing Bears

Sunday was our last day in Cordova. It felt a little surreal at this point, as Gary and Libby had been overly generous in opening their home to us, and Megan and I had no problem settling into this dynamic. It was sort of conflicting remembering that we had an actual home back in Virginia, … Continue reading Chasing Bears