Saturday, August 16, 2008

(really) wish you were here

Greetings from Anchorage! I'm on day 4 of my 10 or so day trip and I am experiencing something I haven't had since I left Texas.. Quiet! There is a pretty big group of us here, including my major professor and her family, another graduate student and her extended family and a researcher and videographer. All in all it has been pretty good. Here are the Highlights so far:

  • Staying at this place in Cooper's Landing, and having a morning hot tub soak next to this unbelieveably blue river.

  • Eating well. We haven't eaten out once, but since we have some Taiwanese folks on the trip, they are making some really fantastic dishes. Tonight was a vegetable soup that was really good. I also had a famous Reindeer dog from M.A.'s hotdog stand. Grilled onions, cream cheese, reindeer...what more can I say?

  • The scenery. Too bad photos don't do it any justice.

  • Rees has had a good time. Today she went with all the kiddos to the Alaska Zoo. She's also hiked on the back of someone up to the rapidly receeding Exit Glacier.

The Lowlights:

  • Being away from my husband and family

  • Having to work, and not being a tourist. Interviewing is hard for me,and I'm a little uncomfrotable approaching people.

  • Not being able to hang out in Anchorage, or go on a charter boat out of Seward

  • Getting up early and working until midnight or later

Being away from Rees during the day and missing her adventures
Not making the fab joint birthday of Chrissy and Mary

I'm hoping to post more are some pics from the trip so far.