Happy Thanksgiving to our amazing friends, fans and fellow lovers of The Kenai, Alaska’s Playground! Living on the Kenai Peninsula, we undoubtedly have a million-and-one things to be thankful for each and every day. To start, it’s beyond-incredible that we live in a town that has these kind of mountain views right within the city (see below).
More times than not, we are blessed with some of the most magical sunrises. Like this one below in Seward, Alaska over the small boat harbor.
And the sunsets, those aren’t too shabby either. 😉 This one below in Cook Inlet titled “one last haul” is hard to beat!
We are thankful to live in an area where we can enjoy world-class river fishing right out front door.
And just-for-the-halibut, we must mention that the salt fishing is worthy of “writing home about” as well. 😉
We are thankful for the many awesome adrenaline rushes that Alyeska Resort provides us every season. By the way, today is opening day! Woohoo!
And for living in a state the provides so many opportunities to enjoy snow days with the kiddos. Alaska kids love the snow and are raised to be tough little outdoorsmen and women from the time they can walk. 🙂
We are thankful to have so many wildlife viewing opportunities. Nothing beats spotting a mama bear with three of her cubs.
Except maybe the opportunity to see amazing wildlife displaying their true “survival of the fittest” instincts in the wild. Talk about up close and personal!
The way that the sun breaks through the clouds and shines upon the ocean in Homer, Alaska is enough to leave us breathless every time.
We are thankful for date nights and family outings that are above it all and simply over-the-top.
We are thankful to live amongst this beautiful, vast land where we regularly have the opportunity to view the Aurora Borealis right out our back door.
And for the opportunity to see marine animals in their natural habitat.
We are thankful to live in an area where the hiking trails offer some of the most epic, jaw-dropping views.
And where “pitching a tent” isn’t just your everyday, average camping experience.
What are thankful to live in an area where an everyday, average kayaking experience can change to totally-monumental and profoundly life changing once you paddle upon a huge glacier sticking out of the ocean.
And for SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) adventures that offer that same sort of feeling. Only in Alaska! Only on the Kenai Peninsula!
And although we could go on and on for many hours, at the end of the day we are most thankful for having the opportunity to share The Kenai, Alaska’s Playground with our friends, family and loved ones. Whether you live here full time or you are a visitor to this beautiful area, it is an undeniably special place that is best experienced with those closest to your heart.
Because at the end of the day its not about where you are, its about who you’re with.
So today be sure to eat, drink, laugh and enjoy each others company. Happy Thanksgiving from The Kenai, Alaska’s Playground!