Saturday, September 11, 2010

Kodiak, Alaska -- Heaven on Earth?

Kodiak, Alaska (after 1964 earthquake)

Some places you hear about, and even though you have never been there, you imagine what they're like.

Right now, Kodiak, Alaska is such a place for me. I can picture it in my mind's eye, and part of me never wants to actually visit, lest I be highly disappointed with reality.

My only trip to Alaska was in 2005, and I long to go back. On that trip, all I saw of Alaska was the part allowed to cruise tourists on the inner passage. I absolutely loved the hell out of it, but Kodiak seems even more remote. And yet, it also seems more accessible, as it's on Alaska's maritime highway.

So, if you've stumbled upon my blog, have you been to Kodiak? Or, what place have you not been to that you imagine being heaven on earth?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010