Tuesday, July 17, 2007

June 23 - Girdwood & Seward

June 23 - We went to Seward, which is on the other side of the Peninsula. It has a great Marine Life Center. Lots of fishing charters, glacier tours and animal watching tours leave from Seward. We hope to ride the dome-topped train from Anchorage to Seward one of these days. Then we can just sit back and enjoy the scenery.

We stopped at Girdwood on the way back to Anchorage. Girdwood is a very small town with a large resort lodge at the end of town. They do lots of skiing there in the winter. They also have a tram that will take you to the restaurant up the mountain. We saw tandem paragliders landing in a meadow. An experienced paragliders straps a novice in with him and they take off above the lodge and float down. That is also something we would like to try. It was such a beautiful day when we were there. It must have been unbelievable to be gliding aloft!

This is a picture of a house I did NOT buy. It is in Girdwood. It was so unique that I had to take a picture of it. I would like to tell you that I bought it, but the commute to work would have been a killer (not to mention the price of the house)!