With bald eagles flying over the bay; hanging flower baskets exploding over the streets; patagonia clad people living in colorful clapboard houses with wild iris gardens mowing over and through their picket fences … We ate ice cream from a coffee hut while sitting in lounge chairs and looking over the bay.
It’s a post card town where I imagined my post card life in Alaska.
Turns out Fairbanks is a little different than Haines.
When ever I visit or pass though one of these tiny little towns, I wonder, “What would my life be like here?” Do you do that? Well, thanks to a sweet little recent read, now I have an idea of exactly what life is like in Haines.
It’s a great book if you’re gearing up for a trip to Alaska and a great book if you’re not. It’s a great book if you didn’t end up living in Haines and sort of wondered about it.
It’s written by a local Haines woman, a mom, a newspaper obituary writer – and it’s about a few of her adventures and experiences living in this little town. It’s well done, and it was a delightful “trip” for my imagination.
As the author writes, “A good novel is like going on a vacation without ever having to pass through airport security.”
Just thought I’d share in case you’re looking for a fun summer read!
And now, I’m looking for a good book! Have you read anything good lately?