seals that were rehabilitated back to the wild at Bishop's Beach tonight, want to come and watch?" That became one of the things I made a mental note to put on my list. So besides natural beauty, clean air, relative lack of traffic, here is the number 1 reason why we live in Alaska.
Reason #1. This is the view from our deck at 9pm on a sunny day, er...night.
(Yes, this is the same day it was hailing this afternoon.) Hopefully a mama moose will wander into our yard with her newborn twins soon so I can post that as reason #2. Or perhaps a couple of sandhill cranes will land on our lawn for reason #3. I'd rather a grizzly bear didn't take down a moose in my driveway for reason #4. That actually happened to someone we know that summer. You can probably still see the video on YouTube.
Okay, here is the absolutely cutest thing about Maya so far: When she dances to music, she wiggles her fingers and clicks her tongue so it sounds like she can snap her fingers! Watch the video.