Goodbye Canada... Helloooo "Los Anchorage"!



Well, we finally made it to Anchorage… and it only took us 22 hours from my door to our apartment door!!  We flew from Detroit to Houston (Ya, I don’t get it either), up to Seattle and then finally to Anchorage. What a day… filled with lots of Starbucks coffee, annoying each other and dominating Steve in scrabble.  I now understand why they call this the great white north.  It’s definitely great (or at least Anchorage is bigger than my hometown, hahaha), it’s white (cloudy with a chance of snow in the next few days) and it friggin’ far north!!!!

We’re living in a two bedroom apartment and have a roomie from Saskatchewan.  The team is also giving us our own car to drive for the season, which is definitely needed to get around here.  It’ll be a little weird living with two boys, but I’m sure as soon as Steve and I start working our magic in the kitchen things will be just fine!  

Although I’m still a little disappointed we have to miss Justin Bieber in Greenville and that my skin will soon be the colour of the top of Mount McKinley, I think it’ll definitely be easy to love this place, especially for a nature nerd like myself and her soon to be converted bf.  Waking up at 8 am in complete darkness and being 4 hours behind Ontario time will be a huge change, but at least when the sun does shine, we can just step out onto the balcony and enjoy the breathtaking view of the mountains.  

If I got asked on my first day of university where I would see myself in 7 years, I most likely would have said studying sharks in the Bahamas or even diving the Great Barrier Reef.  Never in a million years would I have said Alaska.  I’m sure if Steve got asked where he saw his hockey career going, the same thing would be going through his mind.  But here we are… and I know we’re going to love every minute of it!
So until next time… when I get the courage/energy to bundle up and head outside and we prove that there is more to this great state than Sarah Palin…

Pics to come soon but I have to figure out how to get them on my comp!



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