Thursday, June 13, 2013


Finally, we flew to Anchorage to visit Uncle Dennis, Aunt Susana and their 4 handsome boys!  We had some splendid times with all of them, and Aunt Patricia tagged along for some of the time as well!
our welcome to Anchorage:
vast, largely unexplored, beautiful Alaska

ice cream after a day at the Alaska Zoo!
(with 11 kids 13 and younger)

Tessa & Jonny were fast friends!

A Day at Eklutna Lake!

snacking before playing begins

Cub insisted he wanted to sit in the icy cold stream
(for a few seconds anyway)

kayaking with my honey

peaceful, quiet, calm, still

One kid is done with mud...
...the others are just beginning!
up to their eyebrows and under their fingernails...
mud, mud, mud!

Another gorgeous lake, still melting off

Alexander is a natural

Tessa got another birthday celebration!
Gracias Tia Susana!
We did see a wild moose grazing next to the road,
but this bull was at the
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Hand feeding Mr. Moose

We were glad this big guy was behind  a tall / electric fence
Estimated weight: 1200 pounds
Farewell Picnic near Flat Top


  1. I just kept smiling and smiling as the picture trip went along! thanks SO much for sharing SO much with us all, Anna! What memories those kids will have! love and miss you!

  2. Thanks for sharing the pictures sis! It brings back good memories of being up there as well! I hope to make it back there soon!