Monday, September 10, 2007

Sister's gone...but LOTS of great memories

We had a blast with my sister and bro-n-law this last week. They were able to get out of Anchorage for a couple of days and see Denali Nat'l Park and then take the train down to Seward. Between and after the trips, we did some local sight seeing and spent a lot of time loving on the girls. I have LOTS of pictures to share so I'll have to start posting more often.

These first set of pics are from our day trip to Girdwood. Girdwood is an awesome little hippie town about 40 minutes from Anchorage. In the summer, there's lot of hiking and mountain biking to do. In the winter, it is a skier's heaven.
We all squeezed into the Durango. This is the view from Lisa's seat in the back of the bus.

We took the tram to the top and enjoyed the view of Turnagain Arm for a while.

Lisa lookin' goooood.

View of Turnagain Arm. One of the few places in the world where you can ski and watch the tide come in and out.

Could be my new favorite picture of Alyssa.

After an hour or so of walking around, we went down to the lobby of the resort and Lisa fed the girls. Katy was really tired from all the walking.

And on the way was pretty much calm on Turnagain Arm which is very rare. Just a day later, it was blowing 70 mph or so where we were standing. But the calm waters made it very easy to spot Beluga whales. It's the first time I had seen them, 2nd for Lisa. Most of them were pretty far out but a few surfaced 50 ft or less from the shore. They were amazing.

More videos and pics to come.


Anonymous said...

Finally the elusive Beluga whales in Turnigam Arm.

Kara said...

Beautiful pictures. The girls look amazing and are getting so big. What are their weights now?