|Mt McKinley from Mary Carey's McKinley View. |
They say only a minority of visitors to Alaska even ever get to see it.
I've had a fun week since last Wednesday. We went to pick up my in-laws from the airport in Anchorage and took them north to a little motel/restaurant called "Mary Carey's McKinley View" near Denali National Park. The next day we went into the park and took a shuttle bus for a 6.5 hour ride in the park. We saw a grizzly bear (maybe two), some dall sheep, eagles, moose, etc. I hadn't seen any bears since coming to Alaska, so I had fun doing that. It was close to the bus digging up roots.
|The camera ran out of pics before we got really close!|
On Friday we slept in at the motel and had sweet rolls at the restaurant before we made the long drive back home. It was a beautiful day, and we've had mostly beautiful days all week.
On Saturday we took David and Margaret to our morning worship service. It ended up being a great time for them to come as our dear friends had a naming ceremony for their dear daughter who has had a really rough start to her life.
On Sunday we stayed home most of the day and took it easy.
|Daytime Denali shot from Mary Carey's|
On Monday the girls started drama camp in town. It has been a really good experience for them. Then we went to Homer with David and Margaret and showed off the beautiful views. There were a lot of sea otters out and about, and the moose seem to be really active along the roadsides lately too, which makes for a nice time for outsiders.
Today I took my mother-in-law to watch the girls at drama camp. Later I gave her a tour of the two clinics where I work. Tomorrow I go back to work, and David and Margaret fly home.