“It’s nice to get the heck away from idiots and bloggers who do not like our family,” Palin said in this week’s episode of Sarah Palin’s Alaska. “It’s good to be out in the real Alaska.”
Alaska doesn’t get any more real than what Palin and her family did this week. From exploring the magical mysteries of the Talkeetna Mountains — the Palins’ “own backyard” — to waitressing at a diner in Anchorage, to addressing the common problems of white-water rafting, Palin covered a lot of ground.
At one point between scenic getaways, Palin fishes through the RV’s kitchen cupboards for s’mores ingredients. “This is in honor of Michelle Obama," she says, “who said the other day we should not have dessert.” The jab was in reference to Michelle Obama’s high-profile anti-obesity campaign, which was boosted with the child nutrition bill signed into law on December 13 (and, in reality, actually promotes moderation in dessert eating, not the abolition of it). Throughout her show, Palin has made a point of healthy eating for her family, from fresh halibut to some tasty tundra caribou, though she caused quite a commotion during “Cookiegate” and her defense of allowing sweets in schools.
Watch the video to see highlights from this week’s episode, including the s’mores dis, white-water rafting with a man named Mudflap, and, of course, Palin playing with husky pups!