On Friday I took the boys down to Portage, which is about an hour south of Anchorage, for a visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conversation Center.
The sun was shining as we drove out of the city but by the time we drove down to the very end of Turnagain Arm the sky was gloomy. But we weren't going to let that stop us from visiting our favorite animals at the center and meeting the new addition!
The Center has a new Gray Wolf member. Elijah was very excited because wolves are his favorite animal. The wolf is young and needs a pack so until they get another wolf they have a young husky pup in with the wolf. They were fun to watch. They are both young, energetic, and wanting to play.
Another reason we were down that direction was because we were spending a couple nights in Girdwood. The company Geoff works for was paying for dinner and a night at the Alyeska Hotel for any of the employees and their families who wanted to go.
So after the wildlife center visit the boys and I checked in and headed down to the pool! Geoff joined us after work that evening.
Our plans of exploring the hiking trails around there on Saturday were spoiled by heavy rain all day. But the boys didn't mind the extra time in the pool! :) I totally failed at the photo taking though so have no pics to show from the rest of the weekend!
The rest of the photos are from the beautiful drive home.