I wanted to share some of my favorite photos of and places in Alaska, which serve to remind me of all the reasons why this move is so phenomenally exciting:
These two photos were taken in Hatcher Pass. We will probably try to find a house in this area because:
1. It's absolutely gorgeous
2. It's very close to Wasilla (aka Karl's family)
3. It's the prettiest place I saw in Alaska that wasn't a native village (check out Ninilchik and Chickaloon)
This is the view of Mount Augustine from Kachemak Bay near Homer. Even though it was summer, the water looked just like glass and all of the mountains in the distance were white with snow. Kind of felt like I could just look out over the water for hours (that is, until I got seasick).
The idea of hopping in the car (or on a snowmachine) and seeing any one of a hundred awesome sights within 20 minutes sounds just like heaven. Mother Nature did such an amazing job designing Alaska - I think I could go a long time before the beauty of the mountains, lakes, and wildlife became mundane.