I never write reviews. In fact, I procrastinated 2 months before writing this one, but I just had to tell others how amazing and fun it was to visit Mary Shields. As time goes by I start to forget what I did in Alaska or things that I saw, but I will never forget the feeling that I had after visiting Mary. If you want to really experience Alaska and find out why people live there and do the things they do, then this is the excursion that you must take. Whether you love dogs or not, you will be not be disappointed. Mary is a unique individual that you should take some time to be around. You will come away a better person for it. Mary is a beacon of hope in what is sometimes an overcast world.