On The Road: from Austin, TX, to Anchorage, AK.

It's barely been a month since I've said so long to my life in Austin, and already so much has happened! John and I have both started working again, and we already have a house on base to move into next month. Slowly but surely, John and I are adjusting to life in Anchorage, and soon, we'll be ready for the winter...I hope! To help myself along, I recently splurged on a new peacoat.
Double Breasted Pleated Peacoat from Steve Madden.

I told John that it's the first new winter coat of the season--not the last! He scoffed at this, asking, "How many coats does a girl need?"

I have yet to determine the exact number, but I'm thinking four, at least. I want one with a vibrant and loud pattern, as well as a black one...and red! I've always wanted a red winter coat. I think the contrast with the snow will make it stand out. And of course, I will also need a coat with double-lining, for when the weather is severely cold out. 

What type of winter wear do you prefer? The coat I am wearing is a short wool, and it's very cozy. In Austin, however I could get away with just wearing a sweater or light jacket all winter long.  

Speaking of Austin, I finalized my photos from the Great North American Adventure I took last month. What I have posted are just a sample of what I saw, and I hope y'all enjoy them!
Goodbye, Austin.
Between Austin & Amarillo: "Anyone home?"
Wind Power: we saw fields of windmills in every state we crossed.
A wind propellor, at the Amtrak Station in Lamar, CO.
Back to the state where John & I first met...awww!
Couldn't resist this photo, as John is a long-distance relative of General George Custer.
General George Custer died at Battle of the Little Bighorn, in 1876.
With Biscuit in Garryowen, MT, edge of where Battle of the Little Bighorn took place.
In Bozeman, home of the Montana State Bobcats.
At the Clark Fork River in downtown Missoula, MT.
The "M" on the hillside is for "University of Montana".
With my sister/actress/singer/songwriter, Alyssa.
Wildlife Land Bridge--I wonder if the woodland creatures know of its existence.
Flathead Lake: the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River.
The resort town of Bigfork, on Flathead Lake, where John & I met in high-school.
The goofiest brother-sister portrait, ever!
(Everything I'm wearing is from Target.)
On our way through Canada, with our trusty Milespost & prayer quilt.
Leaving Edmonton, Alberta; home of the world's 5th largest shopping mall.
Enjoying ice-cream in my new H&M sweater & Simply Vera Vera Wang jeans, in British Columbia.
Headband & Sunglasses: Target. Crossover Bag: ModCloth.
At Mile O of the Alaska Highway in Dawson Creek, B.C.
So close, and yet so far away! from our destination.
Buffalo, napping, in the Yukon.
Lunch/Construction Break in the Yukon.
Finally in Alaska!
The only moose John & I saw the entire trip, outside of Anchorage.

Come back later this week for my post on West Edmonton Mall, North America's largest mall!

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  1. Looks like you had a great road trip to your new home!! Austin will miss you dearly!!!

  2. beautiful pics!
    i love trips.

  3. Gorgeous pictures, I've never been there, but it sounds like an adventure. The moose is precious, loved that :)) And a few coats is perfectly justified when having to live in colder weather ;) I love pea coats and red ones in winter are perfect!! xx

  4. Ooh, I absolutely love having the chance to see all the sights on your road trip / journey to your new home. Gorgeous photographs!

    P.S. I will follow you on Instagram, as well!! :)

  5. I love that coat! I'm sure you will get plenty of use out of it this year. :) I can't believe all of the crazy adventures that you have had since you left. So glad that you are happy.

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  6. Great photo re-cap! Looks like an incredible adventure. Can't wait to see your mall pics! xo style, she wrote

  7. Beautiful photos!!! I would like to visit America one day!!! xxx

  8. Alaska is so beautiful! I like the green coat, I think getting a patterned style also is a great idea. Love the photos, I hope you two are settling in okay.

  9. Great post! I love it! ^^ You have a nice blog, mind to follow each other? :)


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  13. Oh wow you moved from Texas?! That must've been one long roadtrip. Looks like fun though! We just moved across a couple states too and it is Hard work am I right!

    The House of Shoes

  14. I cannot believe you DROVE from Texas. Kudos to y'all!

  15. I love seeing other people's mall experiences. It's amazing how different they can be!

  16. What a fun road trip for you as newly-weds! I'm sure you made lots of great memories!

    Whenever we went to Montana, my family was obsessed with the amount of moose we saw! I think as Texans, it's such a strange sight!

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