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Anchorage to Seward...what a gorgeous drive

This is what Alaska is suppose to look like!

What a day...what a beautiful day. We had 70 degrees and Sunny. Yes, I said Sunny! We stayed at the Comfort Inn last night and had breakfast there. With the weather being so beautiful, Wynn and I decided to bike ride in Anchorage on the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. We rented bikes and rode for about 90 minutes while Bob and Ev played tourist and got a few really good souvenirs.

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Oh...that last picture was just hopeful. That moose was seen on the trail, but not by us. ?
Then we all met back together and began our drive down Rt 1 and then down Rt 9 into Seward. The scenery was unbelievable. We kept on the look out for shining seas, trains, wildlife and glaciers. We saw some of each. I wish I could upload all the slides, but you would be on all night. Highlights included seeing sheep up high in the mountains, young beluga whales surfacing and teasing us to keep watching. They are the little white blobs in the water. We saw two glaciers today...can't remember the first one's name, but the last one was Exit Glacier in Resurrection Bay. More on that glacier later. Here are a few pics splattering what we saw on the trip down.

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Who is that coming out of the men's bathroom? As everywhere, the bathrooms along the way are not always reliable or clean!
We arrived in Seward with just enough time to check into our hotel. The Wingsong Hotel is cut back into the woods and is really charming. Once again we have one large room. No air conditioning here, but we have the window open with a nice box fan. The smell of the woods and the noise of the fan will bring some good sleep tonight.

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After getting all our luggage into the room, we quickly got back into the rental and made our way to Seavey's dogsled adventure. The father of this family business and his sons were iditorad participants and champions. Although we had no snow, we did ride in the training vehicle. Our dogs were mostly young and this tour was a way to train them. Some of the dogs on this team were previous champions. The gal driving our sled was a participant in the junior iditorad. What a cool young lady. She really knew her stuff. This was another highlight of my trip.

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After our ride, we went back to meet the puppies...awwww

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Our iditorad excursion ended with seeing the trophy and sled of the winners. Bob thought he might be able to win the next one.

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We kept on adding more fun to this beautiful day. We went into the Kenai Peninsula and went to see the Exit Glacier. We had to hike back in .9 miles of uneven terrain to see this. It was amazing to see how the glacier has receded over the last years. It still sparkled in the sun and was worth the trip back. I earned my ears on that hike.

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We finished the evening by eating pizza at Apollo's in downtown Seward. It was excellent pizza and of course Bob and I got our black cherry creme soda. By the way, I picked up a bottle of coke and it had my name on it...hadn't seen that before. And talking about stuff we haven't seen before, take a look at this truck...thought of you, Tim!

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So goodnight from the Wingsong Lodge. Early morning tomorrow as we get ready to ride a day boat tour around the Kenai Fyords. Suppose to be another sunny day...here's hoping.

Posted by brendagerber07 23:27

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Thanks for taking us along on your travels.We're enjoying the pictures.

by Gary & Gail

So fun! Sitting at chemo enjoying your pictures! Xoxo

by Karen

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