Alaska For Good

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We finally made it to Alaska!

After getting up at 3am to make sure we had plenty of time to check in our dogs we finally boarded our 6am flight, and I somehow managed to sleep the entire way!


(Click here for the kennels we used to fly the dogs.)

We arrived at the Anchorage airport just after 9am and picked up the dogs (who were very happy to see us). Ronan was still a little woozy from his tranquilizer, but Link was wide awake and panting. One thing the vet told us before we left was that the dogs needed to take their pills before leaving for the airport. If they get excited then the tranquilizers won’t kick in. Link has always been a more nervous dog, so if we ever fly with him again I’ll ask for a higher dose medicine. After we gave the dogs a once over, we rented a car and hit the road!


We’ll be staying in Anchorage tonight, and in case anyone ever needs to know, most Anchorage hotels are super dog friendly!

Our to-do list before we even head out to our property feels like it’s a mile and a half long, but we are still waiting for our shipped items to come in so we should have plenty of time to get a pick up truck, some bear protection and shop 4 wheeler’s before it’s time to load up and head out.

Now please excuse me while I squeal with excitement!

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We Might Be A Little Bit Crazy

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This is it! Our crazy plan of moving to Alaska is officially underway!

Let me backtrack a little bit. For several years I have been looking at property and dreaming about moving out into the country on a little homestead of my own. I’d considered moving out of Washington due to land prices, but was never able to get the courage to go by myself. Then along came my boyfriend Kyle, who out of the blue asked me to move to the Alaskan backwoods and live off grid with him (okay, we may have been watching one of those off grid Alaskan survival shows so it wasn’t totally out of the blue). I said yes, but only if he married me, and he said yes too! We spent the next month or so in a whirlwind of planning, got married, then headed to Alaska for our 4 day honeymoon to look for land. After exploring the areas we liked we came home, spent some time on research and purchased our land in September 2015. Hooray for being the proud owners of nearly 5.5 acres of raw land on the Kenai Peninsula!

Well as it turns out, all of that was the easy part. We started saving like crazy for the move and figuring out what we would need to live off grid up there. Then SURPRISE! We found out I was pregnant around New Years! Our plans went from a leisurely “sometime next July” pace, to a “I’ll be to far along to get on a plane in July!” panic. So we bumped up our plans to May and started to really buckle down for the move. We had to find a company that would ship household goods, find renters for our house, and go through our year and a half of living together and collecting stuff to whittle it down to fit into one pickup load. It was a pretty large task but we did it!







Once the truck was loaded we headed on a 3 hour drive from our Central Washington home to the Tacoma Port to load everything into a 7x7x4 box to go on the barge.




I had the tough job of supervising all the heavy lifting, but Kyle’s dad and stepmom helped us unload the truck and load up the crate. We were able to fit everything in except a 5 gallon water jug!


If the Alaskan weather cooperates, our crate will be waiting for us when we reach Anchorage. We have a few more tasks left to complete here, like getting our dogs health certificates so they can fly out with us next Monday, because yes, we are bringing our fur babies with us!


Alaska here we come!


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