We had the pleasure of Brian's mom visiting us for a few days this past week.
Despite not having much of a plan we had a phenomenal time showing her around our new home state.
Brian was at the airport waiting for her when her plan touched down Friday afternoon. They promptly came to where I work & picked me up for lunch. After a quick catch up, we downed some food and they dropped me back off at work. Brian gave him mom the tour of Anchorage and the base.
The next day we headed for Matanuska glacier, where we spent the better part of the day climbing around the face of the glacier.
On the way home we drove as far as we could go up Hatcher Pass to take in the view. Most of the road will be closed until early July and despite the terrible snowfall this winter, several people were still skiing and snow machining at the top.
After sleeping in the next morning we set our signs south of Anchorage and toured the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where we got up close and personal with the furry natives of Alaska.
When we had our fill of the rehabbing animals of the AWCC we pointed the car towards the Byron Glacier trail and set out for a short but beautiful hike.
Since the skies had cleared on the last day of her trip, we took Momma Bennett out to Talkeetna to not only walk around the tiny town but for uninhibited views of Denali, who was out in rare form, showing herself from base to summit.
If she didn't have a great time with us here in Alaska, we can at least say we wore her out as we didn't stop moving the entire time. My kind of trip indeed! I'm a huge believer that vacations are for exploring and adventuring - you can rest when you get home! We love & miss you Momma Bennett & look forward to our next get together. Xoxo.