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.
When 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.
As you may be able to tell, our rain boots are put to good use
Today the weather was nice and it was time to stretch our legs. So my parents and I made a picnic and did some beach combing. Our main objective is to find a glass ball floating off from the Japan shoreline, but alas we have yet to find one, though many people in our area find them on the rare occasion. Today we found mostly useless items, that may or may not be missed by the previous owner. Either way, we got a fun time while combing the beach.
I usually end up straying from the beach to go down by the water and search for sea creatures. The colors of everything always surprise me every time.
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.
And keep checking back for more updates on what’s going on in Alaska for the next two weeks.