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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Day 26: Anchorage

Took it easy today, poked around Anchorage a little, and got to know our couchsurf hosts better. To thank them for all their hospitality, I made dinner. Our Fairbanks host had given us some organic, Alaskan sized carrots which I sautéd with a sweet onion and a bunch of garlic. Then I added basil, brown sugar, and softened feta to make a cream sauce. I also did chickpeas, red quinoa, and couscous seasoned with lemon juice, garlic powder, cilantro, green onion, and sea salt. It seemed to go over pretty well. I've really appreciated moments on this trip when I can slow down and cook a good meal.

Tomorrow, me and the little bro part ways. He's hanging around the Anchorage area for a few days before flying to Vancouver. I head on to Homer for two weeks of alpaca ranching before taking the Marine Highway ferry to Washington. It felt like we were a little quieter and kinder to each other today, a unspoken tension and tenderness of siblings at crossroads.

I'm looking forward to being in one place for more than 48 hours, working with a purpose, and having a regular schedule. I want to be quiet more, exercise everyday, finish my books, eat healthier, and spend time with the sea. Homer, Homer take me in! Are you aware the shape I'm in?
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