Posted May 16th, 2012 | Faithful Foodie, Grace Before Meals

Alaska Bound

For my summer vacation, I will be making a trip to Alaska.  While it’s the exact opposite of fun in the sun, I’ve always had a great interest in largest state in the Union.  Eskimos have also been a source of fascination for me.  What kid wouldn’t want to live in an igloo?

Seminarian-made igloo during a big snowstorm in 2010.

(Seminarian-made igloo during a big snowstorm in 2010.)

I realize these stereotypes might be a bit ridiculous.  I know that there’s more to Alaska than that.  But I’ve always wondered how an Eskimo would cook without melting down their house. Well, obviously, I’ll learn all about it soon!

The inside of the igloo and the carving knife that made it.

(The inside of the igloo and the carving knife that made it.)

If there is a stereotype that I’m particularly looking forward to experiencing, it’s the fresh Alaskan salmon.  One of my favorite types of fish, I’ll be very interested in tasting it authentically prepared.

Salmon fillet with capers - my mom's recipe that combines oil, herbs, and capers over a baked salmon.

(Salmon fillet with capers – my mom’s recipe that combines oil, herbs, and capers over a baked salmon.)

But, for now, I’d like to get some viewers’ feedback.  As I normally share my travel suggestions, I now turn to you to share your experiences with me.  Have you ever been to Alaska?  Tell me where I should eat while in Anchorage and surrounding cities?  Do you have any other recommendations (restaurants, off-the-beaten-path tourist spots, fun things to do, and, of course, religious spots to visit) for this faithful foodie’s incredible adventure?

We all love a little adventure, and God made this world for us to master it and enjoy it.

(We all love a little adventure, and God made this world for us to master it and enjoy it.)

I’ll be sure to blog about my experiences or at least update my Twitter and facebook page.  So stay tuned.

(Spelunking in the Philippines. Yes, more adventure!) 

(Spelunking in the Philippines.  Yes, more adventure!)

Father in Heaven, as families begin to prepare for summer vacations and travels, bless us with a great sense of adventure and a humility so that we travel as humble pilgrims – willing to learn and grow in our knowledge of different places, while expanding our faith by experiencing You in these new experiences.  Above all, keep us safe!  May our summer travel plans help us to be recreated, to renew our appreciation and love for each other, and to be filled with awe of the wonderful world you created.  We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

It's Montana, not Alaska, but I'll see the Alaskan mountains soon!

(It’s Montana, not Alaska, but I’ll see the Alaskan mountains soon!)

Where will you and your family go on vacation?  What has been your favorite vacation spot?  Have there been any unique foods you’ve encountered in your travels?  Have you experienced a renewal of faith in your journeys?  And do you have any Alaska recommendations?  Your comments and suggestions are not only helpful but encouraging.  Thanks for posting your responses below.

(Even more adventure!) 

(Even more adventure!)

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