Santa Claus House in North Pole, Alaska

HNPnook2It was such a delight visiting North Pole, Alaska for our first family road trip for the year!  My sister and brother-in-law came up here from Australia and we were so blessed to have had this amazing experience right in the middle of winter… at -40 degrees F!

Of course being in North Pole, we visited the world famous Santa Claus House – where festive creations and beautiful ideas were endless!  As a striving small business owner, I was so inspired to hone my craft and to come up with new ideas.

We stayed at The Hotel North Pole and was impressed by the Alaskan rustic Christmas ambience.  There was this little nook that I found that was perfect for knitting!  It made the Cable Headband I was working on even more special with the North Pole charm.

The cold?  Insane.  I know for a lot of people who live in cold weather places, this might not be a big deal.  For us who live in Anchorage though, this was a bit extreme.  Our vehicle did not have an engine block heater to keep the vehicle warm and so we had to get a magnetic block heater so the vehicle would not freeze for the night.  Yup, it was that cold.

No complaining here though.  Alaska is beautiful and whether it be winter, summer, spring or fall, no photo can capture and justify its beauty.