#bdtravlin: Juneau Alaska

Over thanksgiving, Dan and I went out to Juneau Alaska to visit our friends The Becks. Dan went to college with Josie and they were actually one of the few guests at our wedding in 2008. Ever since they moved to Juneau from St Louis, I have always wanted to visit them and see this mythical place! The stars aligned finally and we hopped a plane (which is actually one of my least favorite things to do) and flew to the great state of Alaska once again.

The first thing we did after a good nights sleeps was go sledding with the whole “fam damnly!” (My mom used to say that… fam damnly. Get it?)

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Honestly, how cute was that you guys? I also appreciated that I found a “beach” reference on a mountain. It’s in my blood people.

Juneau is the capital of Alaska and they have a really cool downtown. We went to the Alaska State Museum which I highly recommend.

The coffee consumption was also out. of. control. Two spots we frequented: Heritage Coffee and the Rookery Cafe.

There was also the important task of Christmas shopping going on so we did a lot of that. While we were there the Juneau Public Market was going on, which is basically the ultimate shopping experience for local crafts and cuteness. A lot of the shops from town had booths.

Here are a few of my favorites… and you can also order online so get stoked:

Tanna Design: Knitted goodies! Josie bought a couple things here for herself and her kiddos. I already had a knitted hat that a friend knitted for me so I passed but now I’m kinda regretting it looking back at their website. So fun!

Trickster Company: I bought lots of prints here from gifts AND for myself plus a christmas ornament and stickers. I was in.to.it.

Kindred Post: This place was almost too much to handle in greatness. Jewelry to die for (definitely bought some), adorable prints (bought 2), accessories, perfume, paper goods etc etc. I also bought Dan’s christmas gift here and Josie and I had to do some secret stuff to get it to NC.

Tree Top Tees: SO FREAKING SOFT! I would have replaced my whole wardrobe here if money was no option. I still have my eye on the Alaska State Flag hoodie. Dan and I bought one tee to share because thats just the kind of relationship we have.
I also indulged myself and bought a pair of Xtratufs, which are the only shoe Alaskan’s wear apparently. I’ve coveted them from afar (via Josie wearing them in every photo she posts on social media) and she took me to the local Western Auto to get myself a pair of these bad boys. I made a rather controversial move and went with the low-tops. They fit both Dan and me so thats awesome. I’ll admit to also STILL wanting these┬ábecause of the fold down cute thing, which is a total look in Juneau.

On Thanksgiving Day, Dan and I took a little trip out to The Shrine of St Therese. It was one of the most peaceful places I have ever been. The sound of the water lapping up to the shore paired with the silence of snow. I was feeeeeeeling it you guys. Anyone want to get married out there… call us.

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One evening we went to the local glacier with Josie and took a few photos while there. Josie is literally one of the most encouraging people I know. The whole time you are with her she just sends positive vibes, encouraging words and honest questions your way. You just feel better about yourself when you are around her and I hope that some of that rubbed off on me while we were there. Not as important but she’s also G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S and I’ve always been slightly in love with her look and easy-going effortless beauty. Josie girl… Im so glad we are friends and that Dan brought us together.

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The tag for this specific trip was #coxesinjuneau

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