Rebecca Jenkins could have seen her childhood and family life as either fortunate
or unfortunate, since her father, Peter Jenkins, is an adventurous kind of guy.
All 6 kids go where he goes, even when he goes to the ends of the earth. Some might remember Peter as the guy who walked across America after college, and
wrote a bestseller about his experience.
his new book, "Looking for Alaska," Peter's latest adventure
was spending 18 months in the Alaskan bush. He took his family with him, even though it was hard to gauge how they would respond to the extremes of nature -- such as sub-zero temperatures and days of darkness.
turns out, Peter's daughter Rebecca was fascinated with the rugged
life there, and with the privacy and space the area had to offer. It brought Rebecca and her dad closer -- and became a trip that would leave a lasting impression on her young life.