Travel in Alaska, in our opinion, should ALWAYS include the Interior. The scenery is breathtaking and the grandeur almost impossible to comprehend. Should you find yourself passing through Anchorage during your trip, we’d offer these as our top picks for places to eat and relax. Eating Breakfast: Snow City Cafe downtown. We love the food, the vibe,Continue reading “Anchorage: Best Eateries and Parks”
Fireweed Fireweed covers much of Alaska’s subalpine region in the summer. When we lived in Glennallen, we enjoyed its culinary uses that include fireweed jelly, honey and syrup. Most importantly, we learned that the passing of time unfolds with fireweed: when the top of the summer flowers on the 3-5 foot stalks bloom and begin to die, fallContinue reading “Weekend 6/17”
“When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.” Travels in Alaska by John Muir, 1915 River view from the Copper River Valley (6/14/2016) AnContinue reading “John Muir’s Alaska”
Guest: Emma Hall ***Click on the picture for a free download of Emma’s art, and don’t forget to leave a comment for her! Thank you, Emma! Emma, born in the South and raised in Alaska, is a freshman in college, majoring in English and Bible. She loves Jesus, minimalism, organic food and anything inContinue reading “Views from Alaska: A FREE Art Download”
Nothing says summer like – grilling out with friends . . . . . . and blueberry pie for dessert! Have a wonderful summer weekend! ~Steven and Natalie
It’s 20 below and there’s a goat in the back of our SUV. And it’s snowing. And we’ve pulled over on a snowbanked shoulder of another sparsely-traveled road in rural Alaska. Did I mention the goat? In the back of our SUV? There’s a saying in Alaska that there are two kinds ofContinue reading “Stuck”
It was a normal Wednesday night at our north-Anchorage Costco. As I rolled my cart through massive shelves stacked with kayaks and multivitamins, I made a remarkable discovery. As I listened, I heard what seemed like every tribe, every language and every nation of the world represented right there in Costco. The world had arrived!Continue reading “Costco”
Along the Copper River . . . Have a great weekend!
There is something deep within us that wants to be brave. It was bravery, mixed with a lot of faith and a little naivete that brought us to rural Alaska 11 years ago, wide-eyed as we pulled up with our two very young children in front of our new home: a 1970’s trailer inContinue reading “Brave”
Part 2 – from Steven Twelve years later, I question if I still have the faith we had back at the very beginning. Possibly with a little more youth on our side, back then we were a little more willing to lay it all on the line. Could it be that we were willingContinue reading “Our Story – Part 2”
Are you planning a road trip to Alaska? We’ve put together some hints, learned after our years of traveling the state. We hope it helps you to have a great trip! As always, if you have questions, use the comment section or our contact form. Passport: If you are driving to AK, you’ll need yourContinue reading “Making Your Alaska Road Trip Fabulous: Top 10 things to take along”
You never know what might happen in a day. God has often rejuvenated me when I didn’t even realize how much I needed it. Such was the case on this particular July day in rural Alaska, back in 2010. Our family had been caring for and feeding volunteer teams since the beginning of June, and simplyContinue reading “Chopstick Refresh”
It may not seem important, but God can use anyone’s story . . . this is ours. Part 1 – from Natalie Steven always begins our “How We Were Called to the Mission Field” talk with this: “We were the people in the back row at the mission conference.” And though I wouldContinue reading “Our Story – Part 1”
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