A few weeks ago, Audrey and I were asked to come to Alaska and help promote, Touchdown On The Tundra, an independent film we’re involved with. So, after shooting a few cameo scenes for HBO’s Ballers in LA, we flew North. After meetings in Anchorage, we learned we’d be flying to Barrow, on the north coast, to make another presentation at the end of the month….so we decided to extend our stay for a winter vacation at our home just outside Wasilla.
As it turns out, we might’ve chosen the coldest, snowiest days of 2017 to visit our home. Temp yesterday morning read -42 on our back porch! Cold but beautiful. We’ve had both fireplaces blazing and spent some quite time together reminiscing about our 17 years producing, North to Alaska, and, mostly, remembering our great dog, Lace, who was born here 14 years ago. We miss her.
While producing, North to Alaska, we shot several winter episodes up here. However, we haven’t spent much time in our newer Wasilla home this time of year. Alaska, of course, offers incredible scenery and world famous fishing in the summer months but we’ve really missed the silent beauty and solitude deep winter can offer.
We’d like to continue visiting our Alaska home in January for some one-on-one time in the frozen north. Deep snow, northern lights, fires, brandy and long nights for 10 or 12 days is a special vacation right here at home. I even started cooking breakfast every morning – limited menu!
Stay tuned for more news from the North!