We had a lovely time in Anchorage. It's a nice big city, though way bigger than I prefer to live in. I have decided I really love my small(ish) town. The drive took about 7 hours each way, but it's so beautiful that you hardly notice. We got to see a couple of moose and also a couple of herds of Caribou. This state is stunning. I love the mountains.
One of the things I was surprised about is how wet and changing the weather is there in Anchorage, meaning that it's windy and dirty! Our car is so gross from this trip. My clean freak nature is very thankful for the icy coldness of Fairbanks. Dry frozen snow is very clean compared to the wet icy snow.
I got to go to Costco and Target, which was so much fun. I love Target. I didn't have a lot of room to bring things back with us. For safety reasons, we have to pack all our snow gear in the car, so with 6 of us, that's a space hog!
Oh well, I managed to fit in this large woven beauty in the car (with barely an inch to spare for the tailgate!)
I'm planning to use it for the mass amounts of library books we borrow. Instead of ugly stacks everywhere, they'll stay contained and not get mixed in with the kids' owned books.
I was also able to get a new knitting project going for the baby. Did I ever tell you guys we found out it's a girl? We're so very excited. 3 boys and 2 girls is pretty much my dream family. But mostly I'm excited to get to dress her. Dressing girls is so much more fun than boys. WooHoo!
I'm a slow knitter due to tendonitis, but this is just about 1/4 of the waistband for a pair of wool longies for her (pants that double as a diaper cover for cloth diapers) I can't wait to see her wearing them.