Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday Five: Time with Friends Edition

Over at RevGalBlogPals, kathrynzj encourages us to write about five things we like to do with friends. The posts seem to take two directions- what you like to with friends in general and what you like to do with friends who visit your hometown.

In general, I like to travel, eat, read books, walk and have long, long talks with friends.

If out of town friends come to Anchorage, I like to:

1. Go to the Winner Creek trail and (maybe) do the hand tram!

This is not my video, but it's pretty good. You can see how far you have to go and what the gorge looks like. The hike is fairly easy- a little hilly and beautiful. The tram is optional! ;)

View from the salmon deck
2. Visit the Eagle River Nature Center (and assorted trails). I got married here on the salmon viewing deck. It's a great place- all supported by volunteers. The ERNC is only about eight miles from my house.

On a clear day in Seward, you can see forever.  
3. Drive to Seward and visit the Sealife Center. Seward is a really neat town. We could walk up to the face of Exit Glacier, eat salmon and halibut and relax at Sweet Darlings with handmade fudge and gelato! Mmm.
The face of Exit Glacier

4.  Drink a spiced ginger mojito at Simon and Seaforts- my favorite restaurant.

5. Walk a long way or a short way on the Coastal trail. We might see a moose. Maybe a bear. And we'd definitely go to Earthquake Park, where you can still see some of the devastation from the '64 Earthquake.

When are you coming?


westmetromommy said...

My husband and I have always wanted to visit Alaska. We are thinking of pushing his sabbatical to next year and then taking the kids (who are 1 and 2.5 now) up, rent an RV and explore. If/When we do this, I'll be sure to put your suggestions on our list. Maybe not the mojitos, though...I don't think it would be the best parenting to give those to kids! Ha ha!

Unknown said...

Have I ever told you a college friend moved to Anchorage a few years ago with her kids? So I have double reasons to make my way there. :-)