Alaskan Adventure: Day 1// Travel

Alaskan Adventure: Day 1// Travel

Hi all!

Sorry for the lack of posts this past week! As some of you may know, I was at our Alaskan home for the past two weeks.

And I am excited to share that I created some videos for you all! Today marks the first video of my little series. This was my first attempt at vlogging, or even making a youtube video in general. Vlogging is something that takes time to get a hang of, but I think I did an okay job. Considering it was my first time.

Vlogs and youtube videos in general are fun because if allow you all to see more of my personality, and you will soon learn that I can be a weird individual! hahaha, no shame!

Anyways, here is my FIRST vlog of my Alaskan Adventure series! This video is probably the most boring out of the bunch because it was our first day and most of that day was spent traveling. But stay tuned till Wednesday when I’ll post the second video from my mini series!

Video was filmed with a gopro.

xoxxo

The Alaskan Wardrobe Staple Piece

The Alaskan Wardrobe Staple Piece

Any fellow Alaskan will know the brand XTRATUF, as it is owned by nearly every person I have come across while living in Alaska. Alaska is a bit tougher then most states in the US, and your standard “yellow rain boots” just won’t cut it. With all the slippery, tough rocks and rugged landscape, not many other boots would last long.

b2When living in Alaska, mostly Southeast Alaska, rain becomes a very familiar thing. One year while living in Ketchikan, we experienced 355 days of rain, leaving only ten days of the year where there was no rain.

And on rainy days like today, the XTRATUF is an “extra” good friend.

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We may have a slight obsession.
We may have a slight obsession.

As you may be able to tell, our rain boots are put to good use

and these are not even all of them
and these are not even all of them

 

 

Alaskan Cabin in the Woods

Alaskan Cabin in the Woods

Today, July 17th marks the day of our arrival to my birthplace, Alaska! After a grueling six and a half hour flight from Orlando to Seattle and an overnight stay with our very large cat, followed by another short one and a half flight from Seattle to Ketchikan Alaska, and finishing off with a 45 minute boat ride, we finally made it to our home. Meyers Chuck is a very small community with no gas stations, no roads, no cars, no stores, nothing. All that you will find in Meyers Chuck are the wonderful people that reside here, most of them only during the summer months.

I thought I would share with you our little cabin in the woods.

The view
The view and a little guitar playing
Steps down to the water. The tide is currently on it's way in. Twice a day this area is completely dry.
Steps down to the water. The tide is currently on it’s way in. Twice a day this area is completely dry.
Our little seating place for some nighttime s'mores. Yummmm
Our little seating place for some nighttime s’mores. Yummmm
The staple shoe for every Alaskan, XTRATUF
The staple shoe for every Alaskan, XTRATUFs
One of the ways to travel around Meyers Chuck are the trails built throughout the community.
One of the ways to travel around Meyers Chuck are the trails built throughout the community.
Our 25 lb. kitty is roosted up, checking for mice
Our 25 lb. kitty is roosted up, checking for mice
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Everything seems so much greener up here!

 

You always gotta have your fresh fruits!
You always gotta have you fresh fruits!
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Fortunate enough to have this beautiful view.

 

And keep checking back for more updates on what’s going on in Alaska for the next two weeks.