On Friday in Alaska we headed up to Girdwood to spend the day. There were lots of pull offs on the highway where we stopped to take in the amazing view.
One stop had a place where we got to drink mountain water straight from the mountain. Lots of people were stopping to fill up water bottles or jugs. It was cold and delicious!
After that we headed to the Winner Creek trail. This was one of the main things I wanted to do in Alaska and it did not disappoint.
We didn't see any bears but we saw signs and I made sure to read up on what to do in case you encounter one.
On that day we also stopped at McHugh Creek which was a fun park and and marsh bird watching place. We saw and eagle in his nest and some bear tracks. No bears though :(
Lastly we stopped and got cinnamon rolls. These had a hint of black licorice flavor in them and I liked them. Although I seemed to like them more then everyone else in our group. They were a little dry.
I like that picture because all I had to do was hold it up to get the mountains in the background. Anchorage did look a lot like where I live now in Bremerton. Both were very green with lots of trees, the main difference was they have the mountains that are close clearly visible.