This past weekend in northern Alaska was absolutely divine. The weather was a comfortable eighty degrees with a nice breeze. My local friend invited me to a BBQ at the Chena river. I was excited to go and experience a real Alaskan BBQ. We arrived early and helped set up, there were many families out enjoying the river as well. Kids were blowing bubbles on the wind, couples floating down the river and parents working the grill. When the hot dogs were cooked I was first in line, and ate two helpings of hot dogs and potato salad. When we were all full off food we decided to take a speed boat ride on the river. The boat went so fast and my hair was flying all over the place. I loved the feeling of wind through my hair as we speeded down the cool water. It was such a much needed relaxing and fun day.