How to have a memorable Thanksgiving in Alaska.
If you’ve been wracking your brain for ways to make your next Alaskan Thanksgiving memorable, then look no further: just do what I did!
My group of friends and I all hiked our food 3.5 miles through the snow up a mountain and had Thanksgiving in a rustic cabin.
My boots were hurting my feet and I was slightly annoyed to be hiking instead of laying lazily on the couch hoovering holiday cookies. I decided that slogging uphill through a snowy, icy trail while carrying 70 pounds of water, firewood, extra clothes and a sleeping bag and trying to make it there before sunset wasn’t exciting enough, so I injected additional dramatic flair to the event by subjecting my friends to three minutes of theatrical crying in hopes that someone would want to turn around with me and go eat Chinese food at a restaurant for Thanksgiving instead. What a baby.
Not to worry, as my tearful event was the first of several to be had among our ragtag group over the course of the next 12 hours.
When we reached the cabin, lots of drinking and a jolly good amount of drama ensued.
Lurid tales were shared.
Socks left on top of the woodstove caught on fire.
A hat left on top of the woodstove caught on fire.
Firewood left leaning next to the woodstove – surprise, surprise — caught on YES, fire.
A bevy of histrionics occurred for reasons that I won’t go into here to protect the reputations of the innocent (and guilty).
The Sparknotes version is that we succeeded in not burning down the cabin, everyone was highly entertained, and this will certainly go down in the books as my most memorable Thanksgiving to date.
What has been your most memorable or ridiculous holiday event? What happened?