The snow started progressing down the mountains in early October, but since then has stalled. Other than the occasional dusting, Anchorage and the surrounding low-lying areas have managed to steer clear of most winter weather. Although I'd much rather have snow right now, I'm not about to let clear roads go unused.
Neither myself, nor my friend Shieka have had the opportunity to travel to the city of Seward, AK yet. Our husbands work together and were gone this week on a mission, so we took the opportunity to travel together while the husbands were away.
Not knowing what to expect on our journey, we hit the road early. The drive is absolutely stunning and made the three hour trek seem like an easy 45 minute commute.
Once in Seward we headed straight for the Alaskan SeaLife Center for a little fish action. You won't get any photos from my time there since I managed to crack my LifeProof case somehow and then put my phone into the touch tank. Apparently you can dry a phone out if it's been in regular water but saltwater seems to completely erode the insides of an iPhone.
After sitting with the Stellar sea lion for about an hour, we took off to explore the town a little.
Seward was a smaller than even I was expecting, but we found a hidden dirt road tucked between the mountainside and the sea that took us out onto a peninsula jutting into the bay. Here, out of the corner of here eye, Shieka discovered the highlight of our entire trip playing in the water.