Turnagain Arm from the Seward Highway
After breakfast we drove into Anchorage, the largest city along our journey. We didn’t do much as we knew we would be passing through again a few days later. We did stop at the grocery store though.
We set out down the Seward Highway which was suppose to be one of the most scenic highways in the United States. Despite the somewhat overcast sky it was an extremely pretty drive. Moms made the girls put away their movies and game boys for this drive and just enjoy the view.
We reached Seward and visited the Alaska Sea Life Center. It was a wonderful place to see a variety of birds, fish, sea lions, and seals and to learn about the animals and the environment of Alaska.
The girls liked the seals and mom and Dad fell in love with the tufted puffins. Do they ever have neat hairdos! We also liked seeing and photographing all the different fish including the silver salmon fry.
After our visit we headed over to the campground by the ocean we’d picked for this part of the journey.
The road out to the campsite was very narrow and bumpy so we got to drive slowly and admire the view of the ocean and many seagulls. After checking in, we drove back to Seward for supper at a restaurant.
Shandra had recommended Ray’s so we decided to check it out. WOW!! What terrific food. Mom and Dad tried the oysters and Kaitlyn tried the clam. The food was excellent! We returned to our Campground and it was still quite early. Tasha had noticed some signs about Tsunami evacuation and was a bit panicked about having a new natural disaster to watch out for.
Kaitlyn finally got to start her campfire (with some help from Dad)
While the parents sat and enjoyed the fire the girls did some beach combing. Kaitlyn collected mussels and clams and Tasha skipped rocks.
Then we all took Ruby for a walk on the beach. We found dead gross fish and Ruby found a mussel (and ate it shell and all). It was a lot of fun!
As the girls were getting ready for bed dad noticed a bald eagle in a tree right by our campsite. He grabbed the camera and took pictures then admired his favorite bird for a while. Oddly enough some crows came and chased it away – one wouldn’t think a bald eagle would be scared. Maybe it was just annoyed.