what a way to end the day

I wasn’t sure I would post what we did today. I mean, do you really care to see where we ate breakfast and lunch?

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And how interesting would it be for you to see picture after picture of us seeing the Alaskan landscape?

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And do you really want to see yet another picture of us staring at our computers in a coffee shop?

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Or visiting yet another cousin who happened to not be home for the big surprise?

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But then—THEN—we went back out tonight to shop for snacks for our road trip to Seward tomorrow and decided to drive a little out of our way to look for a moose, which had thus far eluded us. When out of the corner of Pete’s eye, he saw one!

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We startled him, and he took off—right in front of our car!

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And then off into the unknown on the other side of the street.

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We were totally geeked, I’m telling you. We were already resigned to heading home without a moose sighting, and now we have this fun story to tell for now and forevermore.

Just think of all the times you’ve been asked, “Have you ever seen a moose?” Lots, right? Me too. And now I can say for reals—yes! I saw one that time we flew to Alaska on the spur of the moment.

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4 Responses to what a way to end the day

  1. Carol sherwood says:

    I was chased by a moose once in a woods in NH. It was quite thrilling for my friend, me, and the moose. Somehow we kept thinking if we could just. Get to the road it would stop running. Not sure what made us so sure of that.

  2. Craig MacDonald says:

    Pam and I were talking just last week about how empty our lives feel sans moose sighting. But what struck me from your post is that in August you’re wearing parkas! If that’s the price to pay for seeing a moose we’ll find a way to deal with the emptiness.

  3. Joy says:

    How fun! Ryan and I saw a moose in Yellowstone in 2002, and we were so thrilled that we (stupidly) got out of our car and hiked down into the marsh to take closer pictures of it. Ryan got pretty close, which we now realize was dangerous!
    I am so jealous of your spontaneous trip to mark Alaska off your list! I think I’m at #36. I once made my sister-in-law in NY impatient with me by having her cross the border into Massachusetts so I could cross it off my list. I didn’t have the courage to ask her to drive up to Vermont too, even though it was so close! 🙂 Someday.

  4. Barb says:

    God is so creative! You know, I watch old re-runs of Northern Exposure just so I can watch the moose walk by the Rosalyn Cafe. Such gangly creatures :-). Sure would never want to be chased by one though!! Run, Elizabeth, run!

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