I was not born in Alaska, but I got here as soon as I could after college.
My first job in 1979 was teaching 3rd grade in Emmonak, a village at the end of the Yukon River.
7 years later my daughter, Shamra, and I moved to Seward.
One summer, working in the Frontier Restaurant, for Jerry, I met his nephew, Mike.
I was born in Florida, moved to California, then Utah, and then first experienced Alaska in 1979.
My first job in Alaska was in Seward delivering the Anchorage Daily News from my bicycle while working for my aunt Patty and uncle Jerry.
My second job in Alaska was working for the Stantons at the Seward Trading Company.
I graduated from Seward High School.
One summer, working in the Frontier Restaurant, for my Uncle Jerry, I met the most incredible woman, Marsha.
Who We Are
Our son, Daniel Paul, was one of the last children to be born in the Seward hospital 23 years ago. This last May he graduated From NAU and is preparing for medical school.
Marsha is retired after teaching 27 years in Alaska in communities such as Emmonak, Aniak, Seward, Seldovia, Nikiski and Kenai.
Marsha in the summer works at the local quilt store in Seward and substitute teaches in the winter months when not running Sunshine House.
Mike is a middle school teacher. He has taught in Seward and Soldotna Middle School.
Mike thinks about school all the time and looks forward to August when the kids come back.
Both Marsha and Mike are enjoying meeting new people from all over the globe and learning new things from them. Having a bed and breakfast has been such a great experience that they did not expect. They really want to thank their guests for all the wonderful times.
In 2005, while visiting Seward for the 4th of July and looking for an RV parking spot, we both happened to notice a for sale sign.
The real estate agent told us that the garage door was open.
We drug our friends through the building that had been built in 1942, survived the '64 earthquake, and had been recently a mortuary.
And like two star-crossed lovers we decided that we wanted to share our discovery with other people.
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