Wrapping up Alaska

As I previously mentioned, my husband and I are in the middle of moving from Alaska to the mid-Atlantic Coastal region of the “Lower 48”.  After three years of living in the USA’s “Last Frontier”, it’s been a bit of a job to get everything together in preparation for this move.

This has been made more difficult by the fact that my husband is already in the Lower 48 as he had to start his new job before we could catch the ferry out of Alaska.  So I’ve been dealing with the packing & sorting & organizing & planning (*whew*) by myself.  But all of this is finally coming to a close.

This weekend was beautiful here in Whittier, Alaska so I got out to grab a few photos before we leave.  Often the weather here is very questionable (the locals have a saying that goes like “It’s always sh*ttier in Whittier” – which is unfair but has an element of truth to it – it rains here  – A LOT!)  So I wanted to take advantage of the good weather before the rains returned.

You may have come across some news articles about this remote, small town in Alaska.  It has been featured on some national news programs such as Welcome To Whittier, Alaska, A Community Under One Roof from NPR’s “All Things Considered” and CNN’sNorthern Enclosure, Alaska’s One-House Town, Home to Hundreds primarily because of the unique housing most of the residents here utilize.

The 14-story condominium building, Begich Towers (locally known as BTI), where most of the population lives.

Most, but by all means not “all”, of Whittier’s residents reside in the 14-story building named “Begich Towers”.  Locals refer to it simply as the “BTI”.  There is another condominium building in Whitter, simply called the Whittier Manor and if the residents don’t live in BTI they pretty much live in the Manor.  There really aren’t any other choices besides a handful of “dry cabins”.

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Busy, Busy, Busy

I haven’t been keeping up with this blog & website but I have a VERY good reason!

As many know, my husband and I currently live in Alaska year-round.  We’ve been here for about three years but things are changing!

Hubby has landed a new opportunity that will require us to relocate to the Mid-Atlantic Coastal region of the “Lower 48” – so we are in the middle of making that move happen.

As you can imagine, moving from or to Alaska is no easy feat!  I’ve moved dozens and dozens of time in my life, but Alaska is by far the most challenging of all the moves I’ve made.

Anywho – I may not be able to update this blog as often as I would like during the process.  We already have all of our stuff packed & ready for the movers to pack up and hubby flies out to the East Coast this week to settle things out there.  I will have some down-time in between now & the date of our Ferry ride back to the Lower 48 – so I may be able to get some updates done during this time – but no promises 😉

Keep your eyes peeled to see how this goes for us – there will at least be lots of interesting stuff about the Inland Passage Ferry Ride headed south and then the Cross Country trip from West Coast to East Coast while accompanied by our dog and cat.  I’m sure I’ll find something to write about then!

My best to all of you – and see you soon!!

~ Alesia