Moving to Alaska – Day 13.

We began our day with butterflies in our bellies believing that we would be rolling into Anchorage today. The house search began in earnest. We had three places that we were interested in. One place on the east side, one place one the west side, and a cabin really far south. The cabin was just out of town. It was the first place that we looked at. It felt a bit like a scam as the owners live in another town. The only redeeming factor was that there were keys so we could go inside and check it out. Most scams don’t allow you to do that. (We have never lost money, but a little time to a scammer.) It was a cute cabin, but small.

The next place we looked at was a two bedroom typical house. It was on a road next to a house that looks like the next house which looks like the next house. The last house we looked at was pretty much the same. A couple rectangular bedrooms with a bathroom. The houses could be in Michigan, Washington, or Florida. They were nice, but no charm. No Alaska feel. We went back to the cabin and looked again. We thought we could make it happen. Sure it was small, but it was a mile away from Chugach State Park. A park that is a half a million acres in size. We are across the street from a wildlife preserve. We have moose in our yard. We made the cabin work.

We ran to Point Woronzof for this view.
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We went to the state fair to see Garrison Keillor.Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 10.36.16 AM

We even got out fishing.Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 10.36.40 AM

We built a bed frame. Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 10.36.58 AMOur nice neighbors told us to pick raspberries before the season ended. So we did and made little pies.Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 10.37.15 AM

We hike around the immediate area a lot. This is one of the most popular hikes, Flattop.Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 10.37.42 AMWe really like to sit in our little cabin and look out the window with our dogs.Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 10.36.26 AM

We have made it to Alaska and we are settling in well. Thanks for the encouragement from everyone.

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