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Golden View Leaves Me Speechless

May 21, 2010

Today was the day I moved to my summer home.  Golden View Middle School-located on the Hillside, which means in the mountains on the East side of Anchorage for those of you not in the know.

The day broke sunny and clear and warmed into the low 60’s.  Perfect.  I took my time packing up and tending to the various systems and when all was near ready, I threw my bike on my car and drove South along the mountains to Golden View about 6 or so miles away.  I dropped the car and hopped on the bike to pedal back over to Carol’s to get Dora.  Yes, Dora made the cut and is the name of my new house.

Now Alaska is beautiful, no doubt, but there are days, or even moments within days when the beauty leaves one speechless.  This was one of those days.  Throughout the ride back to Carol’s, I drank in the glory of this particularly gorgeous day.  The snow dappled mountains were in the near ground to my right while the Cook Inlet, Sleeping Lady, and Mt. Redoubt were in the middle and far distance to my left.  Stunning.  Words and the photos below don’t do it justice.  The light up here has a special quality that I have not seen anywhere else.  In fact, there are books written on the subject.

Once back at Carol’s, I finished up departure preparations, loaded up the dogs, backed out of the drive, and headed to my new home.  Arriving at Golden View for the second time this morning and taking in the views, I couldn’t believe that I was going to call this spot home for the next 3 months.  Lucky, lucky me.

I remain moved by my good fortune and can’t think what I did to deserve my life as it is right now.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Jimmy permalink
    May 22, 2010 9:08 pm

    You go Merge !!!!! Enjoy !!!

  2. Devin Nix permalink
    May 23, 2010 11:09 pm

    Wow! You are a lucky girl. Dora is a grand name.

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