March 30, 2012

I Have a Dream

Have you seen the new Discovery documentary Frozen Planet?  Because I haven't. I know right?! You'd think I'd be on top of it.  That kind of stuff is right up my alley. But in all honesty, I'm waiting for the day I can sit down and watch every single episode back to back, multiple times and when Steve and I can watch it together and I can annoy him with my ooing and awing and by throwing out random and unnecessary facts. 

This picture is a sneak peek for what's to come on this Sunday's episode.  A girlfriend posted it on my facebook. This picture gives me chills. Why? Because THIS IS MY DREAM!
So majestic.  Picture perfect. I am in love.

Don't judge. There's a story behind my love for musk oxen. For those of you that don't know, this past spring I was given the incredible opportunity to help raise two musk ox calves.  We spent as much time with them as we could, playing and going for walks around the zoo (that's right, I harness trained them). The biggest accomplishment was taking them downtown Anchorage for a summer outreach program (while my parents were in town which was even more special).  I love these girls.  They are my babies and always put a smile on my face, even now at 300 pounds.

Maya (left) and Katie.

Long story short (because I could talk about Maya and Katie FOREVER), it is my dream to see, and photograph, musk oxen in the wild.  Safe to say it's on the top of my list. Even if it means a trip up north to Nome. It WILL happen... this fall.

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