Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Scenic drive on the Sterling and Seward Highways - 4/25/13

We did sit in the hot tub one more time Thursday morning before we left to drive home.  You can tell from the pictures that the sun did decide to shine.  As a matter of fact, it did shine all the way up the coast.  We saw five volcanoes and the entire Alaska Range across the inlet. We did not stop to take pictures because we have taken so many of the volcanoes at other times.

When we got to Soldotna we saw an eagle in one small spot of water on the ice on the river. 

We made our stop at the Moose is Loose and headed toward home. You would think I had never seen a mountain before.  I could not stop taking pictures. The rain from Tuesday and low temperatures in the higher elevations had made lots of fresh snow on the peaks and, with the sun shining on Thursday, everything was gorgeous. I will try to take you on the drive with us so you can see some of what we saw.  I know the pictures do not do the actual scenery justice.


 Kenai river – the glacier dust always makes it look green

You can see the snow avalanches in these two pictures.

Snow machines on the mountains having a great day

The snow machiners in the above photo are the tiny speck in the center of the photo below

We stopped at a bed and breakfast where we will be staying this summer for a couple of days.  This is the view from the B and B along the Cook Inlet, close to Anchorage.