Thursday, August 30, 2012

Walking The Oceanside Trail

One of our favorite places to walk is the bike trail by the ocean. It's a little crazy dodging bikes on busy days but last night it was quiet and relaxing and we only ran into a few bikes(completely surprising on a nice day). Seth loves this trail. It is right next to the airport so if the wind is going in the right direction(it usually is) the planes take off over our heads. We've been to this trail twice this week, wanting to take advantage of the sun while it is here. The other night we watched the sun set and I was cursing myself for not bringing my camera. I did bring it last night though! So here are some pictures of the view. On a nice clear day Mt McKinley is usually visible, but it looks tiny(it is around 8+ hours away!). Theres another mountain next to it in the view but I can't remember what it's called... still learning! You couldn't see the mountains last night but we had a gorgeous view of The Sleeping Lady, and I got some shots of the planes over our heads. Also, on the way home I was looking at the clouds and saw a polar bear in the sky. You tell me if you can see it too! I'll be back on Monday after our weekend adventures!

The Sleeping Lady

Noah refusing to smile for the camera.

The polar bear flying in the sky! Look to the right and you see a closed eye, all the way to the edge of the picture is the nose. It looked even more real a few minutes before this, but it took me too long to dig my camera out of the diaper bag. :)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New Beginnings

On May 5th my life changed forever. We boarded a plane at Seatac airport in Washington and flew to Anchorage Alaska; and for the first time ever we weren't just going on vacation.This had been planned for years. I had my family and friends believing we would never actually move just because we had been talking about it for so long. Dates kept getting pushed back further and further, but finally it came to an end. We once lived in a cute little rambler duplex in Puyallup, WA. Right next to the train tracks. I still miss the rumble of the train as it passed by. I miss my white picket fence and cherry tree in the front yard, and most of all, I miss my family and friends. I even miss the rain!

Don't get me wrong though, please. I LOVE Alaska. It is my home away from home. I love that I can go for a walk and pick wild berries. We can go 4-wheeling just around the corner. We don't have to pay for a spot when we go camping(we just pull into a gravel parking lot next to a river or 4x4 trails and camp). I love all of the things I've been able to discover, the sites. Everything. I have to admit though, I am not in love with Anchorage. I do love the parks but it is just too busy for me. Eventually we will be able to move out where we will have space. I look forward to that day. For now I am just enjoying our weekend trips and adventures.

I am wishing I had started this blog months ago, so that I could have started this at the beginning of our adventure. But instead I am going to have to settle for pictures of some of the things we have gotten to go and do. Please enjoy! And come back to read my next post! We are going back to the Alaska Fair this weekend and the next day we will be out picking wild blueberries, cranberries and whatever other berries we can find.

These first ones are from one of our first adventures. We went to thunderbird falls on a hike. Then that night we had the first campfire of the year. It turned into more what we would have called a Bonfire in WA. But in Alaska... everything is big. haha.


Now for the 4x4 pictures! We got a rhino shortly after our move and have been having so much fun with it!

Oh yeah, and just to brag a little. I made the sweatshirt in the last picture. And tyedyed it. Go me! haha :P

Here's Noah watching the Polar Bear when we went to the Alaska zoo. Oh and the Polar Bear being silly and performing for us. :)

Out in the boat with daddy at Grandma and Grandpa Jacobson's

Me holding my first Red of the year.
A moose hanging out on the side of the street. We always see them when we drive by the trails by the airport.

And last but not least... sort of random... a meal from Arctic Roadrunner. Seriously the best burgers ever! Good milk shakes too. It's really too bad I'm not actually supposed to eat wheat, lol. But I risk the stomach ache every once in a while for one of these babies!