We’ve made it a tradition to get away for the weekend as husband and wife prior to each new baby’s arrival. Before #1 we ventured down to the Land’s End Resort in Homer, and then before Little Goat’s appearance we stayed at the Anchorage Captain Cook (curtesy of Kevin’s employer). This time around we opted for a wee adventure in Seward. What a blast!

  • Thursday: errands in Anchorage (including cobbling together some forgotten swimsuits, and picking up a Northern Lights Coupon book), Dinner at the Apollo, staying at Holiday Inn Express (in-room microwave and mini-fridge). Food network (deep fried pickles, anyone?)
  • Friday: Terrific continental breakfast courtesy of the hotel (eggs, biscuits and gravy), SeaLife Center, Extremely fun and rainy trek up to the Exit Glacier (no one else ventured out, wonder Why? :), more Food network including a hilarious and intriguing interview with Ted Nugent at his ranch.
  • Saturday: back to “real life”

We had a great time, and would definitely recommend this adventure. We hadn’t quite realized how much Seward shuts down in the off-season, so we had a lot of down time to just relax at the hotel room. Kevin says that the town motto should be “Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner; but not in the Winter”.

Stopping by and picking up a pre-order of the Northern Light Coupon Book before our trip was a good choice. We saved over $45 by using coupons from the book (just enough to pay for the book itself). Coupon Book Coupons: Snow City Cafe – $9 saved, SeaLife center – $20 saved, Sea Bean coffee – $4 saved, Cristo’s restaurant – $15 saved

SeaLife CenterIcky bottom-dwelling fish. You know in a movie when you see fish like these, something bad is about to happen. It’s just one of those things. I have to remind myself that even these freaky lookin’ dudes point to a glorious Creator who holds power over both life and death.

Exit Glacier - kissA sneaky last-minute cheeky kiss at the base of Exit Glacier. The camera (perched on a rock) wasn’t safe from the rain, but weathered the wet activities well. We were drenched by the time we reached the car. Dontcha just love memories like that?

Exit Glacier WarningNotice the “Danger, Area Closed” sign, and hubby several meters beyond. He promised me that he wouldn’t get too close and be sucked into the raging river we could hear moving under the ice. He told the truth. Sweet, daring man. I can’t blame him. In my younger, wilder days I might also have been tempted to step beyond the rope border. But only if a uniformed, authorized personnel gave me the “ok” first, of course 🙂