Saturday, February 27, 2010

Ketchikan, here we come!

I have always been a City Girl. I was born and raised in a rather small city in Wisconsin, and moved to California after college 10 years ago. Since then, I have lived in San Diego, San Francisco and most recently, Los Angeles.

So you may ask, why on earth are you leaving Los Angeles, California and moving to Ketchikan, Alaska, population 7845, on an island where it receives 160 inches of precipitation per year? Well, the answer is simple: job transfer. That, coupled with the life-long desire to go to Alaska.

Los Angeles has been strangling me for three years (so to speak). The city is amazing, don't get me wrong, but I love nature, camping, hiking, etc., and long for open spaces and just being in nature. Less traffic, less pollution, less congestion. When my husband (let's call him PK) was offered a job transfer to Alaska, we jumped on the opportunity.

We leave for our Great Alaskan Adventure in five days, and my plan for this blog is to confess what it's like moving from one of the largest cities in the world to one of the smallest, which is not even in the continental united states.