We've been to Colorado, Utah, California, and even Switzerland together. And this year, we went to Alaska.
That's right. Our meeting was in a beautiful ski resort called Alyeska, not too far from Anchorage.
On our way out, we flew from Newark to Minneapolis, and then from Minneapolis to Anchorage. We stayed two days and two nights in the city before driving out to Alyeska for our meeting. In those two days and nights, we got to see just about everything Anchorage has to offer:
|Me at the starting line of the Iditarod Trail Race, the famous dogsledding race from Anchorage to Nome. |
We saw the mushers and their teams take off at the beginning of the race!
|Making friends with one of the racers!|
|A reindeer on a leash in downtown Anchorage.|
Things you don't really get to see in New Jersey.
After Anchorage, we drove along the Seward Inlet to Alyeska, taking in incredible views of the Chugatch Mountain Range in the fog.
Our hotel lobby featured a life-sized diorama of a polar bear in his native habitat.
We spent some time skiing in the beautiful mountains right outside the hotel.
One of the best things about skiing is the lunch breaks: you are burning tons of calories on the slopes, so you can have whatever you want for lunch. In Alyeska, the view was the icing on the cake - almost literally. But the best part was the company, of course.
|Yes, I made that sweater I'm wearing.|
We even had a chance to go snowmobiling one afternoon. Snowmobiling is like motorcycling or jet-skiing, but on the snow. It's a really wonderful way to get out of the resort and see the natural beauty of the interior forest areas.
|Me on my snowmobile|
|Lunch break on the trail|