My First Potluck

If you’ve been following along, you know that all of the experiences I’ve been having are firsts here in Newhalen. I had my first boat ride, my first day of school, my first fishing trip, etc. Today, I’m here to tell you about my my first local potluck. During the new teacher training, we received […]

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FLYING IN A BUSH PLANE

What an absolute whirlwind this past week and a half has been! In the past 10 days, I have managed to visit my family, friends, shop and pack for Alaska, get to Alaska, ship goods to bush Alaska, complete a staff training, and arrive at my new home: Newhalen, Alaska. You’re going to have to […]

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OUR FIRST FISHING TRIP

I know some of you have been wondering about my husband, Tyler. Tyler stayed in Korea two weeks longer than I to finish up his contract and then visited friends and family in California and Idaho for a week. We were apart for a total of three weeks, and that’s a long time for us. He finally […]

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MY FIRST WEEK IN NEWHALEN

Let me preface this post by saying that pictures and words cannot communicate the splendor of this place. I am so blown away by the sheer beauty of rural Alaska. I’ve never seen anything like it. I am so remote and so far-removed from anything I’ve ever known. There are hundreds of miles between me […]

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