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Alaska Trip Recap

Posted on June 14, 2017 by under Travel.    

Brian and I usually take advantage of Memorial weekend to escape to somewhere fun and exciting. This year one of our goals is to go somewhere neither of us had ever been so we planned a trip to visit our friends in Alaska over the holiday weekend. The best part about traveling over Memorial weekend is we don’t have to use up much vacation time. I only had to take three days of vacation (Friday, Tuesday, and Wednesday) for this trip. It worked out great.

There is no Uber in Anchorage but Sheryll was nice enough to pick us up from the airport and then take us to our hotel to check in and freshen up. Our hotel was conveniently located only about ten minutes away from their place.

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After our hotel pit stop, we spent the rest of the evening with the Orbases. We met their dog Maya and Brian made a new friend.

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We also got to watch the Orbase boys, Steffano and Cameron, play basketball on our first night in Anchorage. What a treat!

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After the game we went back to their place and enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by Clayton. Sam helped by staying home and keeping an eye on the potatoes while the rest of us were at the basketball game.

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Clayton served up smoked salmon that was the best we’d ever had.

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He baked the salmon skin in the oven until it was crispy like bacon.

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The next day we all went for a nice hike at Thunder Bird Falls.

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Here are some pictures that we took along the trail.

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We got to see the most beautiful sights along the way.

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Steffano is kind of a ham and wanted to be photographed a every turn.

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Here’s a view of the waterfall from afar.

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Obligatory waterfall photo.

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After getting a photo with the waterfall as our backdrop, our group decided to go down for a closer look.

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The Orbase kids: Sam, Steffano, and Cameron.

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Another picture of Steffano.

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Sheryll’s adorable daughter, Sam.

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Here’s a picture of Sheryll taking a picture.

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Brian and I couldn’t resist taking a few selfies at the base of the waterfall.

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Thunder Bird Falls up close.

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Here’s a picture of Brian taking a photo of Steffano and Sheryll.

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Me.

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Sam, Sheryll, and me.

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Group selfie.

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The kids.

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Here’s a car selfie on the way to the Moose’s Tooth. More on that later.

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Our next hike was in Seward, which was a bit of a drive.

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At least it was scenic.

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We passed by several waterfalls like this one along the road.

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Here’s a selfie that Brian took with Maya on the way there.

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This is a panoramic photo of the beach in Seward which is unlike any beach that we’d ever seen. The black sand is not really sand. It’s more like really fine rocks.

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Our beach selfies.

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Sheryll took a picture of us taking selfies.

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It was a beautiful day for exploring.

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And also taking fun panoramic photos.

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Pictures of our Caines Head Trail hike.

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Trail selfie.

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Panoramic in the woods.

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Group selfie at Caines Head Trail.

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What a beautiful view!

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We had a great time hanging out and hiking with the Orbases. It was way more hiking than Brian had ever done or ever expected to do. LOL. He was a good sport about it, though. And, the best part about hiking in Alaska – no ticks!

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