Wednesday, June 19, 2013

What a Fantastic Week!

Mom just left the other day to head back to Texas.  I do believe that she had an amazing time while she was here visiting.  However, I didn't let her rest very much. =) 

Throughout her stay, we visited many "tourist" areas as much as we could just so that she could get the whole "Alaskan" experience before she left.  We took her out to pioneer park and walked around for at least 2 hours. I took her up to Birch Hill, which during winter is a skiing hill, and we walked at least another 2 miles.  Wednesday we walked about 1.5 miles around the neighborhood. Thursday we took the Alaska Railroad down to Denali National Park and hiked 7 miles out there!  Even my 5 year old got some exercise in.  Our biggest hike though was on Friday. We drove out to Angel Rocks and hiked 2.6 miles. It doesn't seem like a long hike but the hike was straight up to the rocks. We were swamped by mosquito, constantly on the look out for bears and huffing and puffing to the top. It was well worth it though! Mom lost 4 pounds while she was here in just one week! Isn't that awesome! I'm so proud of her.  (Picture of Mom at the top of Angel Rocks)

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