Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Zoo, Arctic Thunder, Bird to Gird

The Alaska Zoo. Kevin had an off day and we opted to visit the local zoo. It is small but packs in all of AK's cool animals. Noah named several animals after family and friends. Aunt Katie is the snow owl, Tracy and Cole are the 2 black bears, and I am the snow leopard since she was having babies just like I had Noah and Caleb. Noah's fav was the polar bears, it was Caleb's too.

Arctic Thunder. Airshow here on the base. We saw the C-17 maneuver and the awesome F-22. The Thunderbirds also did a show, that was really cool. The night before the show Wynona did a free concert and her mom sang too. So it was like seeing The Judds, which I grew up listening to. We waited FOREVER for a must-have funnel cake and got a cool pic of us in the cockpit of the C-17. Fun times.

Bird to Gird. This is a 14mile out and back, bike ride that is the most beautiful ride I have ever been on. I put the kids in the bike trailer and headed out with some girlfriends. The gears on my bike were giving me some trouble, but this cool guy at a bike shop in Girdwood patched them up enough to get me home. I ran off the trail several times cause I was looking at the scenery. AWESOME!! Despite this cold I have, I made it up and over the 3 mile gradual climb that almost killed me!! It was all worth it.

We are off to Seward this weekend for a camping trip for the 4th. I can't wait. I just hope I am not stuffed up and feeling like poo from this cold. It always seems to hit when we are going camping.

Hope you all have a great 4th!


The Griffith Family said...

Mary it looks as though you are having the time of your life up in AK... I'm wishing they had a Navy base there so we could add that place to our places we've lived. It's definately on my list of places to see b/f I die. I love seeing the pics and keeping up. I say this over and over but your fam is just beautiful...

Courtney said...

Awesome Mary. You continue to convice me that the 1400 dollars worth of plane tickets would be worth it! :)