Our Home: Ketchikan, Alaska

I was born and raised on Revillagigedo Island in Southeast Alaska in a fishing town called Ketchikan. Ketchikan comes from the Tlingit name for the creek, Kitschk-hin. the meaning of which is unclear. It may mean “the river belonging to Kitschk”; other accounts claim it means “Thundering Wings of an Eagle”. 

It’s a beautiful place, and I’m so thankful we are raising our children here. We have focused on teaching them to have a love and appreciation for the world around us. They are learning the importance of connecting with nature and all that it provides.

Every child is born a naturalist. Their eyes are, by nature, opened to the glories of the starts the beauty of the flowers and mystery of life.

Most of the time, I go after everyone has made it! 

After exploring some of the island, we stopped at one of my favorite restaurants, New York Cafe. It’s nestled in the historic downtown of Ketchikan! They have exquisite food, coffee and wine. They have live music their on weekends, and it’s been some of my most favorite memories. I’m so happy my family also enjoys this place! 

When you’re from here, you can take for granted the majestic beauty of the Native culture. We spent some time in Saxman, a native community in the middle of Ketchikan. It has the largest collection of standing totem poles in the world. It’s truly a place to feel connected to the people of our land. 

Exploring the place where you live through your children’s eyes is the best way to get to know how beautiful it could be. 

Hawsan dang hl kingsang (Until we meet again)



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