Saturday, May 24, 2014

day 144

we headed south this weekend to visit with our friends in cooper landing. the radio and news stations were alerting travelers to avoid the peninsula, and yet, we were barreling toward it!

the peninsula has been on fire for several days now. a fire, one that has grown as big as some states combined, has continued to add thousands of acres to its damage, by the hour. it's been devastating. 

thankfully, as of today, it has burned ZERO structures. isn't that amazing? can you comprehend just how large alaska really is? 120,000 acres and no structures?! firefighters are working around the clock. bulldozing land to save farms and people's property. God bless them. 

the view approaching the peninsula. the cook inlet was lit up with a pinkish-orange glow. 

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