7 August 2014
We arrived safely in Anchorage, then drove to the small town of Girdwood. It’s a beautiful little town surrounded by mountains topped with glaciers. There is an amazing view, no matter which direction I turn my head!
Today we took a tram to the top of Mount Alyeska for even more spectacular views. I was a bit scared on the tram that rose 2300 steep feet in 7 minutes, but Oregano held on to me to keep me safe. Once we got off at the top, the views were worth it! If we looked in one direction, we could see several glaciers. If we looked in the other direction, we could see Turnagain Arm, which is a beautiful inlet formed by glaciers.
While we were walking around on Mount Alyeska, Oregano noticed a sign. The bright yellow and red caught his eye because it looked so much like me. When he and Paprika stopped to read the sign they were surprised by it. Live artillery just lying around on the mountain! Paprika explained that sometimes during the winter they use the artillery to create a “controlled” avalanche. Some of the shells may be left behind once the snow melts and some of them may still be dangerous. Luckily, we didn’t see any of them while we were walking around.
After our adventure at the top of Mount Alyeska, we went for a walk around the town of Girdwood. There was a fun photo opportunity. It was a great chance to be silly. Paprika and Oregano have a whimsical side that they aren’t afraid to indulge. You’ll see from the picture that I look pretty good as a blonde.