Anchorage has green belts snaking throughout the city to allow the animals a way to migrate without disturbing or being disturbed by people too much. Luckily for us, there's one right behind our house with a paved trail. It follows the winding Campbell Creek. (When I say winding, I mean winding; in the mile from our house to Taku Lake park, we cross over 4 or 5 bridges.) The weather has been gorgeous lately, with highs in the 60's and sunny, and we've been taking walks after dinner.
Last night while we were walking along the lake, we saw a group of people looking up at a tree. We speculated about what they could be looking at, but never would have guessed that it was a bald eagle. I so wished I had my camera, but settled with staring in awe and saying wow repeatedly. It looked small sitting up in the tree, but I knew that was just an optical illusion. What a majestic creature!
The move to Alaska has been funny. We've always talked about moving here, so I feel like it's my duty to like it and find a place here, feeling guilty on the days when I dream about being close to family. I know God has a reason for bringing us here, and when we're outside surrounded by the beauty of His handiwork, it almost feels like home.