Thursday, May 30, 2013

Not John Deere

Took Posie for a nice long hike today up at Birch Hill, on the drive we noticed the all too familiar John Deere sign....but the Alaskan version :)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

My first Letter in the Mail!!!

Thank you George Uku for my awesome friendship bracelet and letter! The greatest first mail ever :)

Ruckus in the Muckus 2013

Woke up and did a 5k mud run/obstacle course today :)

Getting ready and stretching a little.....

Oh the joy.....but really, I hate running.

All done, celebrating with cookies and water :)

Tire flipping contests....I was raised right :)

Tug-o-war !!

Total success :)

A long 48 hours

Hi hi hi :)

So yesterday I spent the day with Zach and we went shooting at the range all morning and then hung out by the Chena was fantastic and I love Alaska even more now!

Today I kayaked with some friends down the Chena River all the way to work.
This ride usually takes between 3 and 4 hours I've been told, and today it took no more than an hour and a half.....current is strong!!

That was the most paddling done all day I'd say!

And I swear, I can sleep anywhere :)

I went with Anita (who was behind the camera for these pictures), Karina, Melanie, Scott, Matt, and Bella :)

What a great group :)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I Maed Dis :)

Listening to country and gardening all morning, couldn't be more content.
PS. Alaska has NO fleas, ticks, or poisonous spiders!!!
Why don't we all live here??? Damn

Feels the same as....

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Busy busy busy Day!

We're gonna do this list style, because I'm tired today...aka I'm lazy today :)

Alaska Aviation Day !

Alaskan Pipeline!

Alaska State Roller Derby Championships!!!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Bringing the CT out in me

What exactly does this mean?

"Bringing the CT out in me"

Go ahead, brainstorm a bit all the absurd possibilities this sentence bears.

Am I going to go drink beer while tubing down a lazy river?
Am I going to go to an am amusement park to drown my boredom?
Am I going to tan wherever I please in whatever I please?
Am I going to go out in a pastel Ralph Lauren Polo and golf it up at the greens?
Am I going to skip down the road singing Yankee Doodle Dandee?

Ready for the harsh reality?

I brought magic bars to dinner.
If you know me, you know this is big. 

The Pepper Spray Epiphany

I have met a good amount of people while in Alaska so far, but Andy and Yancy are the icing on the cake. I was so excited that they thought of me and got me some Pepper Spray!

Not just any Pepper Spray, Mugger Fogger is over 200% stronger than your average joe pepper spray...this is the real shit right here :)

Thank you Andy and Yancy!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

My Sweet Ride

Mode of Transportation: bicycle
Color: vibrant blue with white accents
Year it should be ridden: 1960

Oh yes, it is a 1 speed with pedal brakes and a kick stand.

I seriously couldn't love it more.

Santa's's real!

Lets start by saying I'm a dumby...I thought I was sick for the past three days. Nope, just insane allergies.
Kokomo 0-Alaska 1

I made homemade strawberry rhubarb ice cream this morning, its delicious! Just saying :)

Then we adventured to the North Pole to go see Santa's House. I kid you not, everything in the North Pole is candy cane designed. Considering I ate reindeer kielbasa today, I felt pretty bad upon seeing reindeer in Santa's backyard. Oh well!

Then we went to the Chena River Flood was so expanse that I felt like I was on a green screen somehow. Incredible.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

The plural for Moose is Moose.

My job is pie and my coworkers are awesome....summer will be amazing :)

After going to a ladies night last night I went to a barbecue tonight.
As I am in the midst of my first savory bite of a moose burger, 2 moose are crossing the river behind me....oh the irony :)

Here's some hiking pictures from Ester Dome. I'm going to bed now. :)