We packed up the car on Sunday and off we went to Seattle filled with the excitement of NORTH TO ALASKA! I just had to save one of my anniversary roses from Jimmy for the drive. We hit a bit of traffic but arrived safe and sound and went out to eat with the kids. It was so beautiful and we ate outside. Had a wonderful seafood dinner and lots of laughs.
Our flight left for Anchorage at 11:30 AM and it was a very nice flight. I like to fly with Alaska Airlines. We went from hot summer weather to a refreshing 68 degrees and a bit of rain...yeah!
My Jimmy....this was our 41st wedding anniversary. Great way to celebrate! Look at that smile!
Eric had our trip all planned and we spent our first night at the Capt Cook Hotel in downtown Anchorage. It's a large hotel divided into 3 towers. It has several little shoppes and restaurants.
We had to stop in for an anniversary drink in a cozy little hotel bar. I had a yummy fruit margarita!
I loved this mural on one of the walls. Look at that map. Capt Cook was one busy guy.
Eric and Gina wanted to take us to a cool antique shoppe where Eric bought Gina's engagement ring two years ago. It's a sentimental place for them. It was so fun to look at all the Estate jewelry. The whole place is like a museum.
This bamboo fly rod became Jimmy's souvenir. It arrived today via Fed Ex safe and sound.
We went for a little walk to Resolution Park with a beautiful view honoring Capt Cook. We sure enjoyed the cooler temps.
It was soon time for dinner and we met up with Eric's family. This is his mother...Susan. Eric was just featured in a Seattle magazine and she is one proud mama! Eric was being funny and posing like his article.
Grandma Donna is getting some help from the waiter with a dinner choice. The menu was quite impressive. I had to have the salmon, of course!
Gina and Eric's sister Jenny. She is almost as funny as her brother. It was so good to see them all again. The wedding was two years ago.
Two happy moms. It was a delightful evening with Eric's family.
This is the view outside our window. It was so strange for it to be light until about 11:00 PM!
I'll be sharing some more pix the rest of the week...lots to share and I want to have a record of this marvelous trip. Thank you Eric and Gina!