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.