Alyeska Adventures

6 Jan

So I had promised to tell about our exciting trip to Anchorage and Alyeska so here it is! šŸ™‚

We decided last minute (as in the night before) that we (Whitmore-Lingerfelt clan) were going to drive down to Anchorage to spend New Years. So Mom & Dad left on Sunday morning so they could take the girls swimming at this really neat place called H2Oasis.

Here is a picture of this awesome indoor water park.

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Anyway, Brandon and I left after he got off work at 2pm. The drive to Anchorage was uneventful. In daylight with clear roads, the trip usually takes about 4 hours. But with it being PITCH black with icy roads the trip took us about 5 1/2 hours. But again, it was quite uneventful which I was thankful for! šŸ™‚

We stayed at the Puffin Inn in Anchorage again. It’s a pretty nice little hotel with a good continental breakfast…for cheap!! We like cheap!! Lol.

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On Monday, we drove down Seward Highway, which a few years ago was on the top 50 places in the world to visit. If you click the Seward Highway link I attached some information about the highway. It’s pretty interesting. Here are a few pictures I took while we were on the road.

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We took some better pictures on Mom’s camera that I can hopefully upload someday! Lol.

We drove down Seward Highway to Alyeska Ski Resort which is about 45 minutes south of Anchorage.

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The hotel was absolutely gorgeous!! We didn’t stay at the hotel but if you get a chance to click on the link for Alyeska definitely check out the pictures!! It is breathtaking!!

We went skiing/snowboarding at Alyeska. I took a two hour snowboarding lesson and spent most of the two hours laying on the ground. Needless to say..I don’t think I will be getting back on a snowboard anytime soon. BUT I would love to go skiing again!!

Again, Mom took some really good pictures of all of us skiing and snowboarding on her camera. I will try to upload them sometime.

Brandon went snowboarding but of course he didn’t spend most of his time on the ground. He actually got to ride on the ski lifts and go down some black diamonds. (I didn’t make it past the bunny hills and magic carpets. Haha.)

We ate dinner at this really cool restaurant at the resort. I can’t remember what it was called but the ceiling was AWESOME!!
They turned black lights on and the ceiling just glowed!!

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Dad with our appetizer…chili cheese fries! Yum!

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So after we spent Monday at Alyeska, Tuesday we went to Target in Wasilla!!! Woohoo!!!! I had not been to a Target store in over 5 months!! I was in heaven in their dollar section. (You Target lovers will know what I’m talking about!!) I spent all morning at Target, then we shopped at a few more stores and then drove home to Healy.

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We had a great little getaway!

Okay so enough talking your head off here is a picture for you to enjoy. šŸ™‚

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Love to all!!
Bethany

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One Response to “Alyeska Adventures”

  1. Terri Dalton January 9, 2013 at 3:54 am #

    Loved it! Miss you guys! Aunt Terri

    From: Lingerfelt’s in Alaska Reply-To: Lingerfelt’s in Alaska Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 12:33 AM To: Terri Dalton Subject: [New post] Alyeska Adventures

    WordPress.com Bethany posted: “So I had promised to tell about our exciting trip to Anchorage and Alyeska so here it is! šŸ™‚ We decided last minute (as in the night before) that we (Whitmore-Lingerfelt clan) were going to drive down to Anchorage to spend New Years. So Mom & Dad lef”

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