I love the Christmas holiday season. It is one of my favorite times of the year. Recently, my parents came to visit us from Georgia and although it was only April, it felt like Christmas-time. During the holidays, my family laughs a little, eats a lot, and plays tons of games. This is the same thing we did, and more, while they visited.
I can’t wait to share the amazing sights from our journey with you. Just as the gift of giving at Christmas is so satisfying, the gift of showing them the amazing scenery in Alaska was also satisfying. I hope you enjoy the highlights of their two-week vacation with us. We didn’t let the rainier than usual weather cause complications in our plans. In fact, nothing could dampen our spirits during this joyful occasion.
One of our first visits was to Talkeetna, Alaska. This town has charm. In fact, the Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce have a great website where you can download a visitor’s guide, if interested. While we were there, it snowed quite a lot. Although, the snow didn’t stay around long due to the temperatures being warmer than freezing, it was still a lovely sight. If you visit this town, I highly recommend a stop at Twister Creek restaurant. I always enjoy it.
During the week, we made mini trips near by. We drove to the top of the mountain in Eagle River where a breathtaking view is easier to reach. If the sky is clear, you can see Denali. Unfortunately, with all the rain, we didn’t have a great view of the mountain range, but the view was still pretty.
We decided to plan a cruise on the 26 Glaciers Cruise where we saw sea otters, eagles, mountain goats, a humpback whale, dolphins, and beautiful birds. It departed from Whittier, Alaska. Mom and dad enjoyed the visit immensely. We even made a few stops for pictures on the way there too.
Enjoy the video below from the end of the cruise.
Next, we decided to take an early morning hike at the Eagle River Nature Center. It was great! We were avoiding bears by making a lot of noise on this walk. The bears are waking up and are likely to be looking around for food. We didn’t want to tempt them.
We decided to take in a few indoor scenes too. Thus, we visited the First Friday at the Anchorage Museum. There were lots to see and even a Cinco de Mayo event going on. Mom and I couldn’t wait to check it out.
We were sad to see my parents leave, but knew they had to go. We can’t wait to see you two again soon.