This house in Palmer, Alaska near the Knik River is my home base for my three weeks in the state. My friend Bridget, who I graduated high school with, invited me to come stay up here at the house, after I messaged her on Facebook to try to learn about Alaska. I hadn't seen her since the day we graduated, almost 20 years ago. It's been a good stay so far, and I'm experiencing a different way of life than I've seen anywhere else. Her and hey boyfriend Jeffrey have been great hosts. I've stayed in so many neat places on this trip. I love it.