Meet FN-2187.

We call him Finn. He is still learning about his new family and his new home. He grows bigger and smarter every day. That is a good thing because he started off pretty small and unknowing. He is a great addition to our family.

Time to look for some birds with him soon.


Hiking Bird Ridge.

Hike 12/52. Bird Ridge ain’t no joke. Especially in the winter. It is only 2.5 miles each way, but 3400 feet of elevation gain. Screen Shot 2017-04-19 at 6.34.06 PM.png
4 dogs and 3 people made it damn near to the top.Screen Shot 2017-04-19 at 6.34.34 PM.png

We went up, up, and up some more. Like a snowy stair stepper.Screen Shot 2017-04-19 at 6.35.54 PM.png

The views seemed to just get better and better. Screen Shot 2017-04-19 at 6.37.03 PM.png

We made it as close to the top as was safe and returned to the car.Screen Shot 2017-04-19 at 6.37.12 PM.png

Walking was a little tricky for the following few days.


New Years Eve.

We rode our bikes to downtown Anchorage and wore party hats while watching the fireworks. While everyone else sat in traffic, we pedaled around town. Yes, it was cold. We were able to pedal from our house. Screen Shot 2017-01-18 at 9.53.18 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-01-18 at 9.50.52 AM.png


Carving, carving, carving.

We had some people over to carve some pumpkins towards the end of October. Apparently, that is what people do this time of year.screen-shot-2016-11-24-at-9-36-03-amOur masterpieces.

We were surprised with a housewarming gift from Mountain Walrus Woodworks.



Mayor’s Half Marathon

Maybe it looks hard. Maybe it was. Maybe it was hillier than we thought it would be. Whatever. Totally counts as hike 5/52 also!

Amanda: 1:50:33 7/146 AG 179/1583 OA

Rory: 1:47:11 13/82 AG 125/1583

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Hike 4/52 Campbell Creek Trail

In barely preparing for the Mayor’s Half Marathon we run a little more than we normally do. This trail follows the creek and is absolutely beautiful. We saw a mother and baby moose that was tiny and looked like it had just came into this world. They had the priority so that slowed us down a little bit. We found this awesome bridge.Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 2.37.30 PM.pngThere were people barbecuing in the park. The smell slowed us down a little bit. Running has become less about the overall speed and more about enjoying the new sights. Now I know that I am getting old!