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Monday, October 26, 2009

That's My World Tuesday

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This past Friday my husband and I drove 355 miles to watch our son play basketball. Then we drove 355 miles back home on Sunday. I know it is photo overload, but I wanted to take you on part of our drive.

This is just before Thompson Pass heading into Valdez, Alaska.

As we climbed into the pass the rain turned to sleet and then to snow.

Once we were down into Valdez the snow turned back to rain. This is the high school gym Elijah played at. Right up against the mountain!

We took a walk and this is what we saw.

Across the water from our hotel is Allison Point (where the fishing is awesome) and the Alyeska Pump Station.

On the drive home it was obvious some snow had fallen while we were in town.

We did see a moose right on the side of the road here, but by the time we stopped and turned around he ran into the woods.

We have some friends that built The Lodge at Black Rapids. On a whim we turned around and stopped on our way back home. Am I glad I did. When Annie would tell me about the place they were building I had an idea, but I was wrong. This place is amazing. The attention to detail for their guests, the wood work and rock work, the comfort you feel when you walk through the door is unbelievable. This, I think, would be the most perfect place for my friend Tink to relax. Annie and Michael are extremely intelligent well-read individuals that she would find enjoyable. Annie is the head of the Breast Cancer Detection Center (the last I knew) and I believe Michael is a psychologist. Both amazingly interesting people. You can read more about the lodge here ! By-the-way, when we went to leave we heard coyotes howling in the hills behind the lodge. How cool is that?

I hope you enjoyed a small very short part of our very long drive to Valdez to watch a little b-ball.


Coffeedoff said...

Wonderful photos of an amzing place.

Gennasus said...

Wow, that was some journey to watch basketball. You are just the best parents!

Love the snowy mountains, but glad I wasn't driving through them, and that lodge looks great.

Bonnie said...

I'm off to see how much a plane ticket would cost. Seriously, though my husband always wanted to go up to Alaska and I always wondered why...your pics tell me why.

And coyotes...not so awesome when your dogs bark 24-7 at them. Remember when they laughed at me?

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I think all your kids appreciate the support you show in their interests. Love the lodge and its history.Nice photos as usuall

Riet said...

Whow, what a fascinating country you live in. May I see I like the first picture best, maybe it has a little green in it? Thank you for sharing

Sylvia K said...

Yes, you are marvelous parents and I know you are both much appreciated by you kids! Your photos of your trip are lovely and it does look cold! Reminds me of trips I made when I lived in Montana. I have four grown ones now and remember how wonderful it was to be involved in their activities.

Have a great day!


serline said...

I really enjoy the road trip with such beautiful scenery.

Stace said...

Beautiful!! Although I'm going to have to go find my wool socks because now im FREEZING! :-P Yea..I know..its headed this way..*sigh*

kml said...

That's a lot of driving - but some beautiful scenery along the way. Love the water images!

Martha Z said...

Winter comes early in your part of the world. In the remote area of California where we raised our kids they had to travel for games but not that far, 150 miles was the farthest.

Janie said...

What a scenic drive. Love the mountain with sun shining on it.

koala said...

No need to apologize for a photo loaded post. I do the same 'cause I think a blog should be your a creative outlet first.

Gaelyn said...

Amazing scenes along the way. You are dedicated to drive that far for a b-ball game. Great captures.

Marites said...

It felt like I was on the trip with you:) Can almost feel the coldness of the weather as I see the pictures! I love the first capture:)

moe lauher said...

Thanks for including us all in your world. Isn't great how we get to see so many places and thngs.