Thursday, February 9, 2012

Life after the road

Well, its been about four months since our last post, and the end of our bike adventure. Lately, we have been doing a lot of reminiscing about our summer. What an adventure it was :) I think we talk or think about it every day, which may seem pathetic or like we are living in the past, but really, we just like thinking about it because it makes us happy.
Here in Soldotna, Alaska, we have been giving this 'normal life' thing a try. We both have jobs working with kids in elementary schools, working monday through friday. Its a pretty big change from what we have been used to, so its an adventure all in itself. But also makes us appreciate our summer memories so much more.
But no worries, it will not be the last of our bike travel adventures... in fact, i think it just fueled a fire for a lifelong obsession and passion. I mean, once you see the light, why live in darkness?
But overall, we are really LOVING Alaska. We love our tiny one room cabin (dream home!) and we still find time for micro adventures. Mary's parents literally live across the street (72 paces away).  Which has been great because Momma Hall loves to make the most amazing homemade bread and then give it away. Here's a few pictures of what we have been up to the past few months:
playing with the skis near our cabin

we still love sleeping outside, even if its -27 F
Lots of friends up here in AK- still sharing the road....
Mary playing in the mountains
my what big teeth you have!
hiking up Turnagain pass to snowboard. Pretty AND free!
Learning the art of the redneck- snowmachining!
this is probably what we would look like if we biked much up here...

we have gotten lucky with such  great snow year!!!

Playing out on Kenai Beach

winter beach fun


  1. I'm glad you're back to blogging a bit- you guys have great pictures and stories.

    So, my husband read this in a magazine or something a while ago and I thought of you- have you seen it?

  2. Oh, I forgot to say- if you want to do THAT bike tour next, you can stay with us when you get started. We live in Bern, which is where he started, in fact he has a picture in Zollikofen and that's where the temple is, so bonus.