Family Fun at the Cabin

One of the joys of living here in Alaska is going to my parents’ cabin in the middle of undeveloped land near a beautiful lake.  In fact, we can only get there by floatplane, snow machine or four-wheeler…  and when we get there, it’s total peace.

Recently, we made the visit I thought I’d give you a little peek.

The first is a photo of Tripp with my dad on the snow machine.  Tripp loves to ride around in the snow, and he’s definitely learning from the best.  (Dad is a four-time champion of the Iron Dog, the world’s longest snow machine race!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second is from the same scene, but you can see yours truly in the background.  Also, see those mountains?  That’s Mount McKinley, North America’s highest peak with a height of 20,320 feet.  I live in the most beautiful state in America!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the last photo is pretty self-explanatory. After a long day in the snow, there’s nothing I love more than cuddling with Tripp!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Lynn

    YOU ARE JUST THE MOST COOL MOM! LOVE THE PICTURES, ESPECIALLY THE NAP.

  • Kristen

    Aww, that last picture is so cute! Keep the photos coming…

    Even though I don’t agree with your mom’s politics (I am a Democrat) I think she is an admirable woman for fighting for what she believes in. And you have a very special family. I wish you well for the future.

  • JOE ASSANTE

    GREAT PICS-YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL BOY.HIS DAD IS AN IDIOT FOR NOT BEING A PERT OF HIS LIFE. (OR YOURS FOR .YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL ALSO )

  • bellagrazi

    Bristol, who all else was at the cabin? Do you have any other pictures you’d like to share? : )

  • Debbie

    Thank you for letting us share your life. You are an awesome mom and yes, you do live in one of the most beautiful states. I haven’t been there in over 20 years and I’m sure its changed a little. Best thing is, you guys have such a positive outlook. Best wishes for the future!

  • linda

    that last photo took me back to when i was a young mom. very sweet.

    i’m curious what your take is on the following article:
    http://pleasecutthecrap.typepad.com/main/what-has-obama-done-since-january-20-2009.html

  • Debra

    Bristol,
    Thank you for allowing us to see the pics of your beautiful family and state. You are an awesome mom. Yes Tripp has a wonderful trainer and grandfather. Give all my love to your wonderful Mom.

    Best regards,

    Debra

  • Mark K

    Bristol, it’s great to see that fame (both good and bad) hasn’t come between you all. And as for Alaska, some day I hope to drive up there instead of fly, and when I do, I’ll drive by and wave. You won’t see me and won’t know me, but it’s my way of giving all you Palin’s some respect. I’ve seen Dillingham and Togiak in July and Barrow in April (came to spend my anniversary with my wife, who is an RN and worked there from time to time as a travel nurse), and my wife worked a whole winter as a nurse in Bethel, and we still loved it. I still want to drive to Deadhorse in the winter, and then again in the summer – just because it’s such a unique experience. If someday, it ever “gets to you” that people hate you all so much – just remember this: We, the people, love you all, because you’re “us”, and “we” are the ones who make the country a success, not the elites, the academics, or the political class in Washington. We’d vote for your mom in heartbeat…and know that if it was the reverse, you all would vote for us, because we’re the same ordinary and fully capable people that built America and are still doing so. Always remember that you plus God is a winning majority, and you without God isn’t.

    • LMA

      “Us,” “we,” “you’re us.” “..not the elites, academics, or political class.” Good grief! Sometimes it feels great to be left off of an ignoramuses “besties” list!

      • Mark K

        America wasn’t built by academics, elites, or the political class. It was built by all the ordinary schmucks who don’t have incomes derived from other people’s hard work. And they’ve been at it so long, they are now deluded to think that they are the reason the country works, and that they’re the ones who matter. They aren’t. They could all be gone tomorrow, and the only thing that would happen, is that we’d prosper far more.

  • Dennis McHale

    Tripp, a future Snowmobile Champion! Teach him well Grandpa!

    Two angels at rest. God Bless!

  • Helen Stosky

    The pic of you and Tripp sleeping is so precious. The time will go fast and he will be grown and you will look back at this with great memories of his youth. God Bless and enjoy life with him.


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