While in Alaska during spring break, I seized each day in order to remember the land where I grew up, as well as gain new memories. My dad and I visited everywhere from Girdwood to 40 miles south of North America’s largest peak, Mt. Denali, on a photographic mission to document Alaska’s history as well as capture her beauty. I spent time with friends I had gone to preschool with, I worked on a documentary about a legend of the Arctic with a legacy that transcends his 100th birthday, I ate delicious home cooked meals every day my mother prepared, and I got to experience Easter with my family at my favorite church. As the sun set late each night (after 8 p.m.) I knew I was nearing my inevitable return to school. Even though it was a short trip, the experience re-established the mindset I often leave behind. It was a reminder that there are places and things greater than myself, and sometimes I just need to stop and appreciate them. Until next time AK.
Here are some photos from my trip: