Alaska Travel

by Koko on April 5, 2012 · 8 comments

in Army, Travel

The journey was long (13 hours door to door), but worth it. I started an amazing book,You Know When the Men Are Gone, watched Good Luck Chuck and two episodes of Touch, slept for a little, read all the April issues of my magazines and then before I knew it I was in Fairbanks. One of Quincy’s Army friends’ wives was super generous and picked me up way past both of our bedtimes and let me stay with her last night. I love already having a friend in a new place. Q had a feeling we would be long lost friends and we was right.

Today I really felt like an adult. I drove an unknown car in an unknown town with snow on the ground. I signed a lease and set up cable and internet for a new apartment. I ate lunch by myself. I went to Fred Meyer (the big grocery/Wal Mart type store up here) and stocked up on food and things for our apartment. I drove on post all by myself without a GPS and still found my way around. I checked into a hotel room alone and took 4 trips from my car and back to get everything inside. And now I just wait for Q’s flight.

I think being alone was amazing though because it made me see Fairbanks like I never have before. I had to figure this city out alone. And I love it. It’s VERY different than LA, but in many ways that’s a really good thing.

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1 Megan April 5, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Awesome. Glad you made it safely and are feeling adult. I love those days. :)
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2 Madeline@Food,Fitness,Family April 5, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Glad you made it safely!!! SO excited for you!! I love that book BTW! Can’t wait to hear about his homecoming!!! EEP!!!
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3 real chic April 5, 2012 at 7:17 pm

OH how I can’t wait for more stories of this journey for you.. I’m looking at the snow & area & remembering lots.. very very similar to what I grew up in as the neughbour to Alaska.. snow & ice on lakes till June.. LOL wet suits for water sking but so much fun.. Land mass so untouched by man & beautiful.. Friendly warm people.. Enjoy it all KOKO.. Best of luck..:)

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4 Koko April 5, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Thank you so much for all the support. I LOVE reading your comments, they are always filled with love and so personal. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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5 Robyn April 5, 2012 at 7:37 pm

hi koko! looking forward to reading about all your alaskan adventures! but…am i the only one whose mind was blown that your name is alexandra?! how did you get the nickname koko?

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6 Koko April 5, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Thanks Robyn! My middle name is Masako (I’m a quarter Japanese), so when I was little everyone called me Masako and when I started to talk I couldn’t pronounce it, so I said Koko instead. It’s stuck ever since!

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7 Heather April 5, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Sounds like you are fitting in perfectly! So glad you feel at home. Not surprised you already have friends. You are pretty much the friendliest person I know. Love you koko! Give Q a big hug and kiss from all of us. xoxo
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8 realchic April 6, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Love the pic & when I saw this I just had a big grin & so happy for you both. Enjoy & have fun & continue to make your memories.:)

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