this summer, we have put on many miles, driving up to hatcher pass. it's so fun to play in the mountains! plucking wildflowers to tuck behind your ear, berries to be gathered, trails and "shortcuts" all leading to the top.
i love that my kids are living the life i always wanted. i savored the seasons with my cousins; hiking flattop and biking the trails, dodging moose and having mushroom fights, skiing down alyeska, eating at the bake shop, sledding at kincaid. but a few weeks a year, never made up for my inner urge to live here.
scouting new locations. while i wouldn't plan a shoot on railroad tracks, i'm not opposed to them in the background. and well, bridges? they're the prefect element for background interest. love that mix of nature and structure.
we drove up to talkeetna this early, drizzly morning - zip lining fun with the cousins! with such a large party, we were split into two groups. this allowed benji & i a little time to ourselves (!!!) to grab a bite, enjoy complete conversation AND warm (un-reheated!) meals.