Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Cycling in Denali

This is how I'd really love to see Denali:

Wouldn't this be the most amazing trip ever? Biking along, taking your time, stopping to camp where you wanted. Traffic would be considerably reduced (and much less dangerous) because motorists aren't allowed in the park, so shuttle buses would be your only traffic. Plus, you could pull a trailer with your camping stuff and save your back. I'll pull a trailer with the kid, hubby can pull our tent, etc. A nice, long, slow tour of the most incredible place on earth. Sounds like heaven.

Friday, April 23, 2010

2 - Done!

April 5th was a great day for Aurora Borealis in Fairbanks. We slept through it. But we did see amazing stuff on April 6th!

Too bad I don't know how to take pictures of them yet. Oh well, one day soon. For now, we just drink coffee after dinner, bundle up the baby and drive to the top of Ester Dome to watch. And have our socks blown off.

Scratch one more off the list!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

License Plates in AK

Two license plates I've seen in Fairbanks this week:

Oh Alaska, how I love you.

I could not get enough of Alaska today. Yesterday we went to Family Reading Time @ the Library and got a free book for the baby, then we went to the Literacy Council and found the cheapest used books in Fairbanks, hung out in Pioneer Park and enjoyed the weather, went to Home Grown Market for local food, and tucked my daughter into bed at 9:30 before sunset. Today, baby and I walked to the lake, checked out the musk ox farm, and enjoyed the sunset around 10.

Another reason Alaska is the best state of all time: people pass on their stuff. I went to say hi to my neighbors tonight (and bring them banana bread) and they offered me 2 grills, a patio set, and flower boxes for my porch! Sweet! I've been scouting the transfer sites for all of those things!

Alaskans are fantastic.