Here's the article on the 100th Birthday celebration:
I was really glad yesterday was so perfect because you couldn't really get a good view of the mountains today because of the clouds and rain.
Of course the good thing with a cloudy day is the colors seem to be more vivid.
"Oh gosh, it's a crazy blonde with a camera!"
If we had spent a little more time in Anchorage I would have loved to take a train ride!
Potter Marsh, at the southern end of the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge, is an ideal break from Anchorage for birders and other wildlife viewers. From the Seward Highway just before the left turn into the Potter Marsh parking lot, you are treated to a stunning view of Turnagain Arm. A wooden boardwalk winds 1,550 feet from the parking area through the marsh and across watery openings and sedges, perfect habitat for a rich variety of birds.
but since it was the 4th of July they were closed! Dang it!
(I love camera tricks!)
I really love the Fire-weed in Anchorage. This common plant is generally the first thing to grow back after a forest fire. As the blooms go up the plant, the closer winter is.
With flights a lot of them are dependent on weather so we were up and ready to go by 8:00 AM in the event they called to say this was the best time for our flight. (They called around 9:00 AM and said that our flight would be best around 5:30 PM.)
This is information about the flight we were going to take.... such a bummer!
Really glad that we got to take a flight to see some cool things we wouldn't have seen otherwise on this trip. Amazing and beautiful!
Thank you Sound Aviation for getting us on your schedule!
(Remember the one we saw from the air and they are making a circle track)
Becky took us to a neat little area where she saw a bear recently. Although we didn't see a bear it was pretty out here! Just hard to imagine waking up to mountains all around you!
It was fun watching this couple and their dog take off on an adventure!
Becky it was so good to see you!
Brandon and I had a blast!
Dandelions I am guessing!
Random things we found on the way back to Becky's house!
"Hey girl... what are you lookin' at?"
"Well if you are gonna take pictures this is my better side!"
"You should come in here and try this stuff... the ones under the water are best!"
"Wait! Y'all are leaving now? Dang! You just got here!"
(That was really cool seeing this moose in the water)
Before heading back to her house, Becky took us over to a Reindeer Farm!
We've seen Reindeer both days we have been in Alaska...Santa might be watching me!
An interesting yet kind of cool house!
Imagine sitting up in the glass area drinking coffee and watching the beautiful view around you!
We headed back to our hotel to pack up our stuff and get ready to head to the airport.
We had a little time before heading to the airport so we headed back to Lake Hood Float Plane Base to grab a few more pictures before we left.
I loved the reflections on the water and all the float planes!
Anchorage.... You've been a blast! We purposely came up here for a very short trip so that we would want to come back! It worked! We will be coming back to see everything we didn't get a chance to see and do! I had a lot of people tell me that we were silly to go to Anchorage as there were so many prettier places to see but I gotta say that we loved it here. While I would love to visit other areas I would totally recommend coming here! Until next time y'all....