update from Anchorage AK
I took a couple photos on the way up here that I would like to share.
But first, in keeping with my penchant for geographically topical soundtracks to my personal story, I would like to share Anchorage by Michelle Shocked, from the album Short Sharp Shocked. Enjoy!
On the way up here, during the leg where I had a window seat, we flew over what I think might have been the Cascades in Oregon. Oregon was so beautiful, it blew my mind.
Check this (admittedly bad) image of a still calm pool in the caldera of an old volcano. With snow. With a cheeky little island in the middle. With reflections. Wow!
What do you do with that?
But while I love Oregon’s style, man Alaska left everything I have ever seen in my life (aside from tropical systems, that’s a given) way the hell behind!
I saw glaciers!! I saw cuhrayzeee mountains covered in snow, rivers like you wouldn’t believe. Oh how the lack of window seat has cost me now – no photos were taken!
PS- I always had thought that Palin was pretending with her ‘folksy’ accent. While I still think she was playing it up, it turns out that everybody speaks like that here. Why do we travel? To find weirdness around every corner!!