Alaska's Winter Horizon

Alaska's Winter Horizon

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Early Birthday Trip

We left Friday around midmorning en route to Seward.
The drive was beautiful as always. It seems even more so this time of year when spring is starting but the mountains are still covered in snow. We drove to our cottage that we had rented for the weekend.
 It was a nice 2 bedroom with full kitchen and bath and most importantly... near the beach.
What was even better is that thanks to our Northern Lights coupon book, with its buy 1 night get 1 night free coupon, we stayed the whole weekend for $91.
We got settled in and drove into town and ate at the Apollo. We really enjoyed it and of course, ordered the same thing we always do. The service here is always outstanding. We went back to the cottage and after a fiercely fought battle of Yahtzee, called it an early evening.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

April showers... of snow!

We haven't done much lately.

 Even though we got 1.3 inches of fresh snow today, the weather seems to finally have turned the corner. There is still plenty of snow still on the ground from the winter. It is starting to slowly melt.

Last weekend we did get out and walk around downtown for awhile. We certainly enjoyed the sunshine. Right now the sun rises at 6:15 am and sets around 9:45 pm., that's a little over 15 hours of sun a day!

These are the sculptures the museum added last year.

These present a different view of some of our local animals.

Maybe the statues represent these wild animals that live within the city limits of a big urban area.

We are planning a trip to Seward this weekend. Hopefully, we will have some interesting pictures by the end of the weekend. The gray whales are migrating through that area so maybe we'll get lucky and see them.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Spring? Not yet.

 It seems that winter won't let go of us here in Alaska. After a nice sunny week with highs in the low 40s, snow returned again this weekend. It keeps coming back just like Jason on those Friday the 13th movies. We decided to get out for awhile Saturday afternoon and make the best of it.

 We probably ended up with close to 10 inches before the snow stopped Saturday night.

But the story doesn't end there! A new winter weather advisory kicks in tomorrow morning.
This advisory has predictions of possibly 12 to 18 inches of new snow before Tuesday morning.

 For now we are leaving our box of summer clothes under the bed!