I'm Candice. This is my site.
In February 2009, I traded out my Kate Spade kitten heels for Yaktrax and opted for blue flannel instead of my seersucker suits. That’s right, I moved from The South to the Frozen North.
I live in a small drinking town with a fishing problem in Alaska’s Inside Passage. When I first moved here, I was more nervous than a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs! And then I realized: Alaska can either make you or break you, and I was determined to seize this blessing of a lifetime. The thrill of being on the edge is what keeps me captivated, and the uncertainty of this great state is what keeps me motivated. Alaska, no doubt, has become my playground.
Henry David Thoreau said, “Things do not change; we change.” And Alaska has definitely changed my life, for the better. I've ran with reindeer, been kicked in the face by a moose, mushed sled dogs atop a glacier, played soccer with a muskox calf, and eaten muktuk (bowhead whale). Five years ago, if you had told me I would eventually do all this (and much more), I would have instructed the bartender to cut you off.
You should know that I am a bit fond of my two tuxedo cats, Minnow and Mittens, I still pepper my conversations with “bless your heart", and I am utterly and passionately OBSESSED with Alaska. You should also know that I love listening to Joel Osteen, I wear some form of blue every single day, and one of my favorite pastimes is getting other folks absolutely head-over-heels in love with Alaska.
This site chronicles everyday life in Alaska and hopes to show that you, too, can live life to the fullest in the Last Frontier. Enjoy!