Land of the Midnight Sun
It's 12:04 AM- just past midnight in Anchorage, Alaska. Here is the view tonight from our hotel room overlooking Cook Inlet.
We just spent 11 days exploring the south-central portion of the state. Despite all that we've done, we have barely touched on all there is to see.
Tomorrow we fly home. Although we're looking forward to coming home- we will miss this place for which there are no words to describe. As someone who speaks and writes for a living- not being able to find the right words says much.
I still haven't even posted about Greenland 50-k or the long training run I did in the Black Elk Wilderness right before leaving for our trip.
I shall not think about all the work piled up on my desk waiting for me- those worries can wait until Tuesday.
Alaska is known as "The Last Frontier" and "The Land of the Midnight Sun," as you can see from the photo above- it is true. The sun does shine almost all night, and we're not even at summer solstice yet.
If I didn't love where I live and my job and the colleagues I have now as much as I do…. Alaska would be where we would live next….as dark and cold as it can get in the winter.
We cannot wait to come back here, whenever that will be…
More photos and posts to come…