Trees greening up, longer hours of sunshine, and the kids ready for a break from school? You know what that means… Summer waits just around the corner! I’m sure you’ll agree: Summer in Alaska is one of the best things ever. The Luff Team loves to get out and enjoy the beauty of our home state when we are not in the office. Once a year we enjoy a bit of summer together on a Luff Orthodontics Staff summer adventure. As an orthodontist in Alaska, Dr. Luff works hard in the office and plays hard in Alaska’s great outdoors. We smiled through summer escapades together on a whitewater rafting trip near Hope, Alaska. The Chugach Outdoor Center crew hosted us there in 2015. Last year, in July, we planned to take a zipline tour of the boreal forest in Talkeetna with Denali Zipline Tours. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate and we were shut down due to high winds. We made the best of it, though, and were able to jump on a K2 Aviation flight up to Denali. We are making plans for our summer experience for 2017. Any recommendations for where we should go? What do you like to do with your family and friends in the summer? We live in a beautiful place, with great experiences right out our backdoor. Any time we get to spend in summer in Alaska remains a reason to smile! Our Anchorage staff has been known to hike Flattop, bike the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and road trip to Seward on a long weekend. The Valley (Wasilla office) staff finds time to hike Hatcher Pass by Palmer, fish one of our many lakes and streams, or have a backyard barbecue with the neighbors. Be sure to tell us about your recent adventures when you come in for your next orthodontic appointment. We look forward to hearing your stories and seeing your great smiles!