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Thursday Throwback - Alaskan Adventure Day 2

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Since we're not doing any camping right now due to winter weather and tight work schedule, I'm highlighting our trip to Alaska in June 2014.

Day 2 is kind of misleading!  Day 1 was really traveling to Alaska.  Day 2 was when our adventure really began.  We ate our free breakfast at the hotel we were staying at in downtown Anchorage.  We couldn't pick up our rental car until 9:00 a.m. so we walked around by the shore of Anchorage.

Anchorage had beautiful flowers hanging all over the place!






































Here's a picture of Ship Creek near our hotel.  It wasn't salmon season while we were there but we did enjoy watching them fish anyway.


















After we picked up our rental car and stopped by Walmart to pick up snacks and water, we headed north toward Denali.





































We ate fast food for lunch in Wasilla and then got back on the road to Denali.  As we drove, I wondered if we would know Mt. McKinley when we saw it.  We also knew that the summit of Mt. McKinley is visible only about 20% of th…

Throwback Thursday - Alaskan Adventure Day 1

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One of the reasons why I wanted to start this blog was to inspire people to get outside more and enjoy this beautiful world God has created.  However, we don't get outside as much during January.  So I decided to highlight each day of our amazing trip to Alaska we took during the summer of 2014 on Throwback Thursdays.  It was a 10 day trip so by the time I get through 10 Throwback Thursdays, it will be time to go camping again!!

Before I tell you all about Day 1, let me give you some background.  My hubby and I usually don't take big vacations.  And when we do, we camp and we take our son.  But this time was different.  It was our 25th wedding anniversary and we wanted to do something different and special.  We threw around ideas like renting a beach house in Florida for the entire family or going to  Banff in Canada.  But nothing sounded right so we just did nothing about it.  Finally mid-spring I got to thinking about surprising my hubby with a trip to his bucket list desti…