Tuesday, July 5, 2011


We have arrived in Alaska and stayed the night in Anchorage with Marianne (my cousin) and Christoph's wonderful friends. Our first dinner was of halibut that had been caught the previous day. Then we hopped in the hot tub and drank coffee porters from Midnight Sun Brewery, a local place. We fought our jet lag easily since the sun was still lighting up the sky. We went to bed around 1:00 and it was hardly dark. Here it barely becomes dusk before the sun rises again. What a new experience!

We have been thanked for bringing the nice weather with us. No problem. It's beautiful, cool, and sunny!

Today we head to Marianne and Christoph's cabin in Nikiski, Alaska. We are told that the views on the drive down are absolutely breathtaking and we cannot wait!