Dec 19, 2018
When was the last time something was so beautiful, it
literally brought you to tears?
For Sarah Liem it was while we rode the bus through Denali
Sarah — also comically known as Bacon— is literally one of my
favorite people I met on this trip because of her willingness to be
vulnerable and real, and the elegant and hilarious way she put the
feelings that this park evoked for her.
She came on this trip with Henry, who I interviewed in the
last episode. It was both their first trip together and their first
trip to Alaska.
A couple of minutes in, we viewed some bears for a bit, and
although I originally thought to cut it out, I decided to leave it
in because it really felt like part of the experience — it should
make you feel like you’re riding the bus along with us.
Sarah and Henry are so easy to get along with, you can hear
our friendship blossoming over the interview, which sends us off
topics here and there, and they even took me out to dinner for my
birthday the next day.
This interview gives you a peek into why I LOVE doing this
I am so moved by the parks, and although I can’t always
adequately describe the feelings the parks invoke, some of my
interviewees can verbalize it quite well.
I also love the friendships that are formed from the strangers
I meet in the parks.
I hope this episode makes you feel like you’re riding the bus,
forming a friendship, and seeing breathtaking sights right along