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Monday, August 10, 2009

Inspired Thoughts

How great is Alaska?

This experience is difficult for us to put into words. We are lucky for this opportunity. We are blessed not to be tied down to a job. We are grateful to our loving family. We are thankful for a few true friends.

We looked around yesterday and tried to figure out what makes this place seem special. Walking across the bridge, looking at the downtown, the channel full of boats in the foreground, tree-trimmed hills and snow-capped mountains in the background, we realised that the views play a large part. There are no picturesque views of a town in the middle of a cornfield. Here, everywhere we turn, the view is spectacular.

Perhaps an anecdote will better convey our feelings. We woke up one day to find clouds, fog, and mist running in strands around and between the mountains, like garland decorating large, snow-topped trees. The next day we woke and the mountains were gone, the clouds had hunkered down to the tops of the trees. We could jump up and touch the bottom of the clouds. Almost like being in heaven.

1 comment:

  1. so descriptive, almost feels like I am there. Love the pictures. The zookeeper.