We bought a fire pit! We now have the ability to make s'mores and di tonight! It snowed a few inches today, the first snow that stuck in the city. We decided to celebrate with the fire pit, roasted marshmellows, and episodes of Community. A fantastic Saturday night.
The clerks have started a "peak of the week" hiking group. We hike a different mountain every week and still have so much to explore in Anchorage. Here are some photos from our recent hikes on Little O'Malley, Rendezvous Peak, and Wolverine Peak.
|Fall on Little O'Malley|
|Sunset over the Turnagain Arm|
|The Valley Near Little O'Malley|
|View from Rendezvous Peak|
|No one said these hikes were dry|
|Snow starts to fall on the ridge line|
|Some of the Peak of the Week Crew|
|Enchanted Forest on Wolverine|
|Hiking Through the Snow|
|The trail was completely iced over - we had to walk around in the snow!|
|Foraker and Denali, two of America's four tallest mountains|
I’ve also been cooking up a storm and experimenting with new and exciting foods. The roommates and I have been enjoying Sunday family dinners, and I have been baking every week. So far, I’ve made salted caramel hot chocolate, tikka masala with naan, lemon garlic chicken, butternut squash mashed potatoes, and more baked goods than I can recount.
I also have a new car. My poor Volvo met her unfortunate end because of a rock that popped up off the road on the way down from Rendezvous Peak. It put a hole in my oil pan, all my oil drained out, and my engine seized. Fortunately, Geico covered the whole thing, totalled out the car, and I now have a new (old) 1995 Subaru Legacy. GOG8RS license plate survived the transfer. BAM!
Finally, last night there was an Aurora. It was the most amazing thing I have ever seen. We went out to Earthquake Park and watched the neon green lights dance above the city. I can’t wait until we go to Fairbanks in January and get to see the colors on a full spectrum.
Finally, as always, my backyard!