A few of you lovely folks know that I spend a good amount of time on the road, driving between Anchorage and the Palmer-Wasilla area, and I’ve been excited to tell you about the view as I’m driving between the two. This is a picture I snapped while on the highway the other day on the way back up to the valley from Anchorage.
It is just stunning– every day, the rocks and trees look a little different, which makes for a gorgeous organic backdrop.
I’ve said it before and will repeat it over and over again, but this place is unlike anywhere I’ve ever been. There is a certain element of connectedness with the wilderness, but when you’re on the road, it’s hard to imagine the larger-than-life quality of Alaska. If you were to overlay a map of Alaska on top of a map of the lower 48, this state is over 1/3 the size of the rest of the country. Imagine– there are only a small number of population centers. The rest is absolute wilderness. Rocks, trees, mountains and animals exist everywhere else. Currency is in raw power and food where it can be found.
Everything is so big, and we are so small. You really need to come up and see this place.
To those of you back in Minnesota– enjoy the snow… and the cold!
Stay safe, and be good to each other.