Last weekend we took a couple of days and acted like tourists in our own state. We definitely need to do this more often, as there is a LOT to see in Alaska. You may know this already, but if you were to cut Alaska in half Texas would be the 3rd largest state! (and I say that with much love for the Lone Star state, you are one of my faves!)
We took about a 3 hour drive south to the coastal town of Seward. The drive itself is spectacular. You start by getting out of Anchorage and driving along Turnagain Arm, then through Turnagain Pass (which still had quite a bit of snow and lots of people playing in it), then the tiny community of Moose Pass, and finally you arrive in Seward. The weather could not have been better. We had sunny skies and no wind which made for a fabulous afternoon whale watching cruise!
This male sea lion is probably 1500 lbs and 7-8' long.
Alyeska Resort. This is my dessert. Baked Alyeska. Brownie, 3 kinds of chocolate mousse, meringue, pretty sugar, and yummy little sauces.
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