Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day from beautiful, sunny Alaska. You couldn't have asked for a more perfect day! We decided to drive down along the Seward Highway and check out the little town of Hope, Alaska, today. Russ had been there before, but the kids and I never have. Only in Alaska can you see such a wide variety of activities in one area. A pair of parasailers were enjoying the surf provided by the bore tide on Turnagain Arm just south of Anchorage. Wet suits are a must, because the water is extremely cold, but they were having a great time. Just past the Portage area, we came upon a group of snow machiners. They were enjoying the last of the winters snow before it all melted away. There were quite a few people grilling out, skiing, snowboarding, and riding snow machines. We stayed for a little while to watch them playing on the hillside. Just past the turnoff to Hope, we came upon this little beauty snacking on the new spring greenery on the side of the road. The tide was out when we reached Hope, and the mud flats were exposed. An eagle flew by us, looking for an afternoon snack.
It was a very productive drive. In the end, we saw three moose, five eagles, the bore tide going out and coming back in again, mud flats, downtown Hope, and countless other Alaskans enjoying this fantastic day. Not only that, but we went out to eat for dinner when we returned to Anchorage. A great ending to a great day. I hope you enjoyed your Mother's Day as much as I enjoyed mine.

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