Friday, June 6, 2008

"Extreme Heat is in Store"

Alaska has been fabulous. As anxious as we both are to get home to our families, I am absolutely dreading the thought of returning to Maryland in the midst of a record-breaking heat spell. "Extreme Heat"?!? Temperatures well into the nineties?!?

It was about 45 degrees this morning when we left for breakfast at 7:00 AM. After breakfast, we shopped for awhile. On the way back to the room, we were both happy to be wearing jackets. The high today was about 65 degrees. And there were people out and about EVERYWHERE taking advantage of the heat wave.

I could very easily get used to year-round cool weather. Mike says no way could he live here. I told him, "I'll miss you."

As an aside, June's daughter Leah said they went swimming recently. She thought it was really cool that they could jump off of an iceberg into the lake. Not an iceberg, literally, just the lake ice that hadn't yet melted. This was probably within the last week or so. Can you imagine how COLD that water is?

Believe it or not, I didn't take any pictures today. There's no link if you click on the moose. Mike was the shutterbug. He took three pictures, and they were all of me with various things. The picture at left pretty much sums up our activity for the day.

Aside from shopping, we each did some reading. One of us napped. The other continued reading/relaxing. Then we went on a "moose hunt" to Kincaid Park in Anchorage for urban moose (we saw two; we'd see more if we went later in the day instead of midday). Finally, we decided we should eat. And we stumbled upon La Cabana, a Mexican restaurant in downtown Anchorage with yummy food and tasty margaritas. A perfect end to our perfect vacation.

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