welp, i finally caved and bought my ticket back to alaska. its been 4 years since i've touched foot in the state, and actually its been even longer since i've seen the state DURING SUMMER MONTHS. (which is kind of a big deal.)
the last time i was in AK during the summer, meaning the last time i was in alaska and it wasn't covered in snow, and a zillion degrees below zero???
was about 8 years ago!!!
typically when i go home, i hibernate with my parents at their house. HOWEVER... over the past few years, my parents have been visiting the kids down there in the lower 48. SO i feel OK with the fact that i'm making this trip more FRIEND BASED.
above is the map what i have planned. all details are still in the works.