I! GOT! A! KAYAK! FOR! MY! BIRTHDAY!!!!!

Since I moved to Alaska 3 years ago, I’ve dreamt of buying a kayak of my own. And this year, for my birthday, I was gifted one from my lovely boyfriend!! YAY!!!!

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Her name is Luna :)

It’s not a “real” sea-kayak, just a plastic floater, but I LOVE IT! I took it out for a spin with a few friends/ family who also have kayaks at sunset the other night.. Here are a few photos!

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And the cutest model ever demonstrating the kayak (on land because he’s 2):

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Camping on a “school” night

Gotta love those summer camping trips- leave work at 5, race up a mountain for some camping, then wake up early the next morning to race down in time to make it to work by 9am.Β Summer in AK makes them even better, since it’s daylight practically the whole time!

Here are a few photos from a recent Thursday evening trip up a mountain with my sweetie. It was so great!

We hiked up around 8pm amongst these beautiful meadows full of flowers. The town below was totally covered in clouds, and we were NOT expecting beautiful weather once we popped up above the cloud line.

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Our destination! The small cabin structure at the top-IMG_4832

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It was a beautiful and fun trip! And I made it to work on time on Friday morning. Success!IMG_4869