Ya’ll are a curious bunch, which is why I love you. So, here is (hopefully) everything you’ve asked and wanted to know about Alaska and this “adventure “that my family is on. Maybe a few things you would rather not know- I’m not sure. Just skip along if that’s the case. If you have more questions for me that I didn’t answer in this post- just leave it in the comments section and I’ll reply there!
How to Move From Oregon to Alaska… With a 8 Month Old… With a 3 Week Notice….
Did you fly or drive? What about all your stuff?
We flew here. I hate planes.
Lucas crawled around on the floor a lot before we got on board. He needed to get his energy out. Do you think an airport floor is dirty? Nah.
Lucas did pretty well on the plane. He slept most of the way. It was a night flight so it worked out well. I had to take off his pants because it was so ridiculously hot.
Then he woke up to watch the plane land and see all the snow! This isn’t Hawaii baby.
How exactly did you get all your things here?
I’m so glad you asked.
Here is everything, plus two more crates Our whole life is right there. All of of our things got saran wrapped together and shipped on a boat from Washington to Alaska. You’ll notice my laundry basket is there. Yes, I kept our laundry basket. It was a good basket!!
Then we had to put all of this stuff in storage. We are not into our home yet- we’re still house hunting, so we are staying with a very sweet couple in their basement.
Somehow my husband and family managed to fit everything into a 10 by 10 storage unit. I don’t know how they did it. It was amazing. Couches, bed, laundry basket and all.
I couldn’t do much. I had baby duty.
Are you cold?
Nope. I like the cold. In the last week it’s been anywhere from 10 degrees to 30 degrees. Sure, it’s cold, but it’s nothing extreme and it’s not like I’m outside a whole lot. It hasn’t seemed to bother Lucas much either.
Honestly, it’s not. I remember when my husband first mentioned the idea of moving to Alaska months and months ago, I imagined it as a remote place with no internet and lots of igloos. It’s nothing like that. It is a city like any other. What makes it different from my old city is the snow and mountains all around you. There are places in Alaska that are literally on the top of a mountain or in the middle of no where. I met a man on the plane who lives 40 miles outside of Anchorage. He has to travel by snow mobile to get to his house and the closest store is 40 miles away! Can you image? Now that is an adventure. It’s like the city you live in most likely, just a little colder and much more snow. Okay okay and moose walk around.
Have you seen any moose?
Why did you move there again??
Work and career changes and opportunities!