Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Post Va-Ca Post!

My Dear Inner-Webs;

Please forgive me for being away so long! We had a glorious week with Sarah and her honey-bunch David!!!

I can't believe how much activity we packed into one week. It's amazing! It's incredible! (Inside joke that reminded me of this skit.)

We ferried to Valdez and sent them kayaking to Columbia Glacier; then drove back to Anchorage to take in a few sites. Of course, I left my camera at home for this leg of their trip. What a dumb-a**! K. has some good pics from that time, so I will nag--I mean encourage him to put some up at his place.

We also went to Seward. It was wonderful! Saw this guy as we were fueling up.

You know how you always intend to visit local attractions on your own, without guests;but never do? The Alaska Sea life Center at Seward is one of those special places. Had we not had company, I wonder if we would actually do any of those things! We splurged for the "Behind The Scenes Tour," and it was so worth it! I used to think I should become a marine biologist, and I love animals of all sorts. I was in hog heaven, if you will! We lucked out and were able to view a baby otter, as well as seeing all of the facilities and labs and met some of the staff. They do excellent work there. That would be my dream job, but they have this silly requirement about a degree and all. Go figure!

That is Woody. He's a 27 year old Stellar Sea Lion with the googly eyes! All the better to see you! Very stately and he loved to "work" for food; if you know what I mean! Here's another.

I forgot to mention that we saw a momma moose and her twin moosen!

The Botanical Gardens in Anchorage are very foresty and mysterious. It's like walking through the deep woods with little pocket gardens popping up here and there.

We then made the drive through Turnagain Arm

and stopped in Indian at the Forget-Me-Not Nursery. I'm not sure if she still has it up for sale, but if I had a million dollars or so...

All in all, in the famous words of Diane; I'm tired!

I guess it's time to get back to our boring little lives! :(

And now for the gratuitous puppy up-date shot!


Lisa said...

That looks like a great time. What natural beauty you have all around. And what a precious puppy!

Anonymous said...

Awesome shots, all around. The Sealife Center is just too cool, although I didn't make it in there on the most recent trip.

We were in Seward for a couple days at the end of June, in between hiking trips and paddling the Swan Lake canoe trails. I did get a few cool shots of the boats in the harbor; those should be up later this afternoon if you have time to visit.

Glad you had fun! And, as always, puppy is too cute for words.