When Alaska hands you insane amounts of sunshine, and 38 degree weather in March, you take advantage of it! When the weather is so beautiful in Anchorage, it means that Girdwood is probably breathtaking. Girwood is a small ski town south of Anchorage, and a little over 30 minutes from my house. So any chance we get that the husband is home we try and get out there. There is so much to do winter and summer.
The drive down is my favorite part, and I made the mistake of buying Chris a GoPro for our anniversary. Why is this a mistake? Because he has chosen to embarrass all of us with it. He bought some crazy suction thing and put it on the outside of my car so he could “capture the drive”. Many people were staring at this contraption, and Ace even said “I am putting my head down” haha! But when we got home and watched the video it was pretty cool.
Get ready for picture overload! Hashtag you’ve been warned. Hashtag sorry.
Amazing right? I took about 100 pictures and somehow choose these four to share. There are so many little turn offs during the drive, but my favorite is Beluga Point where most of these were taken. There are also so many waterfalls on the side of the mountain, but Chris told me I was getting a liiiittle crazy when I said I could just run across traffic to get a pic. What a fun sponge!
We spend most of our time at Moose Meadow across from the resort, and ski slopes. It is gorgeous, and there are always people skiing and sledding, and tons of dogs that the boys love to run around with.
Once the kids have spent a few hours running around, and you think they are good and tired….you take them on a hike on one of the many trials. You know just to make suuuure they have very little energy left for the ride home.
After its all said and done, you head back down the hill to the best little bakery. I consider this the best because their cookies are the size of my head, and their croissants and apple strudel could feed a family of five. Take my word, we just happen to be a family of 1-2-3-4-5. We are talking Shrek like portions here!
And here is a bonus out take shot of me watching Ace and Pierce race in snow pants and snow boots. Pretty much like watching a turtle race. But Chris took this and said “look at you…if I didn’t know you I would think you actually knew what you were doing outside”. Funny man….funny man!
And that is faux fur….faux fur! No need to alert PETA.
How was everyone else’s weekend?