heyheymichelle Gifts of an Alaskan winter ️⛷ 5d

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heyheymichelle Taking a break from the cold and the crowd during First Friday's Gallery Walk in downtown Juneau 2mon

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heyheymichelle On our drive back to Anchorage from Girdwood, James and I were greeted by a gorgeous sunset that's too good not to share. 2mon

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heyheymichelle Created my first animated GIF and it's of Jeanne, Leanne and I at work on my birthday. Couldn't stop looping and laughing at this one. 3mon

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heyheymichelle From last month, with Maggie. Nothing like hiking in Juneau with a longtime Juneau resident. I get to see and learn names of ridges, mountains, islands, inlets, little lakes and trails, listen to stories, sweat and laugh, a lot. #againstthelight 5mon

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heyheymichelle 9/14/15 - Met these traveling folks the day before at the hostel in Anchorage. Here we are at Resolution Park after our breakfast at Snow City Cafe. This park is a stone throw's away from the restaurant in downtown Anchorage. I've read that on a clear day, Susitna Mountain aka the Sleeping Lady and Mt. Denali are visible on the horizon. That wasn't the case when we were there though. And yes, I'm sandwiched between tall people. That happens a lot around here. 5mon

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heyheymichelle I'm a sucker for places that serve good breakfast and brunch food. I wanted to see what Anchorage could offer when it comes to dining so I browsed TripAdvisor and Yelp before I came to town. Snow City Cafe in downtown Anchorage is one of the top restaurants on both apps with almost all positive reviews. And then a week before my trip, President Obama went to this restaurant when he was in town. Everyone says to make a reservation at this place because the wait could take forever. The breakfast reservation for one that I made online turned into a breakfast for four after I met these folks at the hostel in Anchorage. I now understand why this place is famous and why the President went there. The food is indeed delicious and the servings are just right. They have a great selection of the good ol' breakfast food, some with an Alaskan twist. I had the reindeer sausage omelette and hash brown, and my plate was wiped clean. The restaurant is bright and the decors are fun. We sure had a great start to our day by having breakfast there. Needless to say (but I'm still going to say it), eat there when you get the chance! 5mon

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heyheymichelle I met Kimie, a Japanese photographer, at a hostel in Fairbanks. She came to Alaska from Japan to see and take pictures of the northern lights. We stayed in the same room and as you can see our room was quite messy that night. I felt like being in a dorm back in college again, only this time I'm with backpackers and travelers from around the country and the world. 5mon

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heyheymichelle Saw this today. Doesn't this make you smile? 5mon

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heyheymichelle We had a little onesie-wearing visitor in the lab last week - my coworker's sister's 3 week old boy. He's so freakin' cute and tiny and he just slept the entire time. 5mon

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heyheymichelle Took a hike up Mt. Baldy in Anchorage today with some wonderful folks I met at the hostel. It was a day well spent and I got on my evening flight back to Juneau exhausted but happy and satisfied. The last four days have been some of the best times I've ever had. I took a trip by myself, ended up meeting a lot of interesting & wonderful people and explored on my own & with newfound travel & outdoor enthusiasts. Exploring Interior Alaska has given me more reasons to love and be amazed at this State. It was a very short trip and there is still so much more to see. I'm definitely looking forward for the chance to do it again. I have a ton of pictures that I want to share, but I gotta get some sleep and be back at work tomorrow. This will do for now - a view of Eagle River (a community in Anchorage) from Mt. Baldy. 5mon

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heyheymichelle "The bridge will only take you halfway there, to those mysterious lands you long to see. Through gypsy camps and swirling Arab fair, and moonlit woods where unicorns run free. So come and walk awhile with me and share the twisting trails and wondrous worlds I've known. But this bridge will only take you halfway there. The last few steps you have to take alone." - Shel Silverstein 5mon

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heyheymichelle Took a shuttle from Fairbanks and got to Anchorage earlier today. Staying in a house with backpackers from all over the world. Hearing a lot of different accents around the house. 5mon

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heyheymichelle On top of the world. Well, sort of.

The Arctic Circle is a specific region above the Earth's equator where the sun doesn't rise during the winter and doesn't set during the summer. Being on a drive this far north on isolated terrain was mind-blowing. It gave me a whole new appreciation for our planet, mother nature, engineering, human labor and Alaska.
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heyheymichelle Checking out the grounds of Chena Hot Springs. Thankful for the abundant sunshine and dry weather! 🌞 5mon

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heyheymichelle Drove 50something miles to get to Chena Hot Springs under blue skies and sunshine. Not bad at all. It was fun seeing so much yellow deciduos trees. #fairbanks #alaska 5mon

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heyheymichelle I had some horse-petting session at Chena Hot Springs today. #fairbanks #alaska 5mon

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