As many of you know, I grew up in the wildest, remotest part of Alaska with only my 4 siblings around to entertain and play with. Looking back on my childhood, and seeing how other's react to our wild and crazy stories, I realize it probably wasn't even slightly normal, hahaha! But, while living the Alaskan Bush life I never thought anything off it, it just...was. We learned to entertain ourselves and even at times taught ourselves school...well...at least my sister Tara and I did, the boys were a different story altogether!!
I go back to my childhood stomping grounds several times a year. My husband and I now have our own cabin in the very same small fishing village that we would sometimes commute to by skiff for school. It really brings back memories and allows me to visit with my family, all of whom still live in the area. My oldest brother James lives in the village, and also captains my husbands boat when he is commercial diving in October, my parents and sister Tara live a boat ride away in their floathouses and my two younger brothers Robin and Chris live in the city of Ketchikan (think "road to nowhere") where we fly in by jet and then take a 20 minute floatplane ride out to Meyers Chuck where our cabin is. I will be posting some photos of my recent trip last month, from beautiful sunsets to amazing whales bubble feeding and displaying their tails in all their glory, so stay tuned for those!
One of the things I did while up there last month was to help my sister Tara start her blog "Alaska for Real by the Daughter of a Walrus"! I'm soooooo excited she FINALLY has internet service out in the bush and we can communicate via e-mail on a regular basis, and she now has the most fun, "REAL" Alaskan blog you will find on the internet!! She is a published author that has a way with words that will keep you coming back for more wit and fabulous fun all about the Alaskan lifestyle.
Her most recent blog post is about herself and I growing up and having the kind of bond that two sisters have when they only have each other in the remote bush of Alaska. Please check out her blog and follow along as she posts more riveting stories about the Real Alaska!