Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Feb 17th ~ From Anchorage to Fairbanks

Today we're all a little sad. 

Rachel left early this morning to head back to Northern Ireland.
What a fun time we had with her while she was here!
Now that she's left Alaska feels so far away again.

Geoff went back to work this morning. Today we'll get the house back in order. Read aloud together one of the new books we picked up at the bookstore yesterday. Try to do a bit of school. Enjoy the blue sky and sunshine. 

And do a bit of catching up on the blog. :)

Last week on Tuesday the 17th we drove six hours north to Fairbanks.
With views like these I felt we could drive forever.

Denali National Park.

We checked into our hotel and went out to dinner at the most delicious Thai restaurant.
If you're ever in Fairbanks be sure to visit Pad Thai Restaurant.

Our hotel had an Aurora wake up call. They promised they would call our room if the Northern Lights came out. It was just before 10pm when we got the call that we could see the lights from the front parking lot! 

A great introduction to Fairbanks. :)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

February 14th ~Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

It was a very wet day in Girdwood, AK on Saturday, February 14th.

 But we enjoyed the animals at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center anyway.

Elijah and Rachel meeting the moose.

Elijah and the Musk Ox.
He had used some of his birthday money in the gift shop to buy the little stuffed musk ox.

"Hello little human, your coat looks tasty. May I try it?"

Mr Brown Bear was awake that day and roaming around. Fun for us to see but I imagine he wasn't too happy to find out it wasn't Spring yet despite this unseasonably warm weather Alaska is having.

Wood Bison

And finally the Elk.

We enjoyed a delicious lunch in Girdwood at the Silvertip Grill. So good!

Pretty great birthday if I do say so myself. :)

Monday, February 16, 2015

Feb. 12th- Eagle River Nature Center hike

Thursday we drove half an hour north of Anchorage to the Eagle River Nature Center.
It was cold but we bundled up well and enjoyed our three and a half hour hike.

The snow was deeper there and still sticking to the trees which make it so beautiful.

Now THIS is what I imagined an Alaskan winter would look like.