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Alyeska and Girwood Weds.08-07-13

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Heading toward Girwood, Alaska on the Seward Highway. The pictures does not capture the awe inspiring views.

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Near Alyeska


Carol and I traveled to Alyeska mountain to have dinner at the top. It never dawned on us we might need reservations. Well we made reservations for the next night. Afterwards we drove to Girwood for a hot cup of brewed coffee and stop to mail postcards. (Man that is a full time job keeping up with postcards)

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Top of mountain near Alyeska


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The next night our reservations were for 9pm. Great choice. We were one of may be 6 people eating dinner.
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We rode the mountain tram to the top at eight pm. Walked around for an hour. Beautiful but cold. The white glaciers were all visable.
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This path leads to the very top.


Carol and I were seated next to the window, we could see the glaciers and as evening fell it was captivating.
Now for the food, wow!
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Menu Seven Glaciers


I ordered the chefs choice of 5 courses. Carol ordered some food too. (It is late, I will try to get this straight and clean up blog tomorrow)
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Bread course- fresh made bread and crackers


We ate like queens.
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Cunundrum wine- a wonderful blend of wines.


The waitress held the chair for you then, held you knapkin until you sat down, poured the first and later second glass wine.
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Fresh raw snapper with a dressing.

Courses of food were brought as we were finished. One plate was more delicious as the next.

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Chips and dips (sorry I have to find my notes on other side McCarthy bridge)

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Supplies, Goodies and Girwood

Wednesday,August 7, ..2013
After a yummy breakfast of oatmeal, canadian bacon, hash browns, scrambled eggs and hot fresh waffles. (This is every weekday morning) hey joe: wink wink…you can make mom breakfast like this everyday….
We headed over to the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson airforce/army base to shop for supplies. Most of the supplies we needed are items that are crazy or illegal on airplanes. Pocket knife, lighter, bear spray (I was wise enough to ask clerk how to use it..you spray the bear, not yourself. it is industrail pepper spray…a lady at the store uses it to scares dogs & men..do not mess with that girl…whoa!) , laundry detergent, hat and assorted goodies for family and friends..sorry you will have to wait until we come home…patience my dears. Below are some of the decor in the px.

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Hunting Trophies


I sent supplies for the Icon workshop from Maryland…they never arrived, ten days and counting.
Well PLAN 2 goes into effect: New supplies. We stopped byBlaine’s Art for the supplies. Wow! This is the most amazing fine art store. The staff bent over backwards to help. Carol and I were pretty crazed over how to find the supplies and cut them. Well the young man at Blair’s listened to the pickle I was in and cut the mat board to the correct size and lent me a papercutter to cut the rest of the supplies. We also picked up a couple of Tombo markers for our sketching class in 2 weeks.
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Blaines Art


After Blaines, we drove to Girwood.
It took us forever to drive to Girwood, we kept stopping to take pictures.
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Mud Flats

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Carol and I thought it would be fun to ride the Tram up Alyeska Resort mountain and have dinner at the Seven Glaciers Restaurant. No luck, sold out. We drove back to the hotel. We stopped in the town of Girwood and picked up a cup of coffee and biscotta. Yummy, good fresh made coffee, the hippie like atmosphere made me smile.The weather is low 63’s and drizzle.

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The Grind in Girwood

Later in the afternoon we came back to theResidence Inn for an evening meal of BBQ Shrimp rice and vegetables.fd

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