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Alaska, my first days 

This Coconut Pecan Bar was divine. It came from a The Bake Shop in Moose Pass on the way to Seward, Alaska. The photo accidentally posted to the top, but it was good enough that I’ll just leave it.

I have wanted to visit Alaska since I was just a little boy. Several years ago I met an amazing woman named Cullen on the streets of Seattle while she was visiting from Anchorage. For ages and ages she would suggest I visit and I could never make it happen…until now. I am presently on day 3 and have experienced so much astounding beauty. 

Not long after landing in Anchorage my friend shuttled me right to the gorgeous and easy-to-hike Thunderbird Falls, just north of the city. 

Franky enjoys a little excursion near the Flat Top and O’Malley Peaks Trails

Summit of Little O’Malley

Heaven on Earth at the top of Little O’Malley peak.

The saddle of O’Malley peak, high above Anchorage was, without a doubt my favorite spot that I visited.

This iconic shop held many wonders including priceless stories from Mary Lou

LOWELL POINT beach (below) was spectacular and filled with flat, jet black rocks tailor-made for skipping.

Lowell Point Beach Bald Eagle and Raven meet-up

The Seward Van Gilder is the oldest hotel in Alaska, believed by many to be haunted by the ghost of Fannie Guthrie-Baehm, murdered in room 2o1 in 1947.

The rapidly shrinking, but breath-taking Exit Glacier.

Simply had to wade into the glacial melt Resurrection River

The Pit Bar on the Seward Highway

Peeped this glorious rail bridge on the way home from the Kenai Fjords park

And now for the outtakes:

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…On Blueberry Hill


The gorgeous little blue faceted droplets came from a friend in San Diego and the vintage chain and posts came from my vintage supplier in San Francisco. So, though these earrings come from California, I’ve linked them with a famous St. Louis song and a forested mountain in Alaska (pictured)