In August of 2013, my husband and I took our adventures to Willow, Alaska. Arriving in Anchorage, we started the drive north. We knew a lot about Mt. McKinley, but never imagined the numerous other mountain ranges. All around us were spectacular views. We arrived at our cottage late in the evening, but of course it was still light out! Here is Roger the next morning enjoying the view of the Willow River:
The next day, we drove up to Talkeetna. We were hoping the get a view of Mt. McKinley which you can see from here on a clear day, but it was not to be. There are a lot of nice shops and we bought a few gifts to bring home.
The next day we hired a guide to catch some rainbow trout on the Willow River. I was just hoping to catch one – since my success as a fly fisherman had not been very good up until now. Were we surprised when we both caught at least a dozen that day.
The next day we took a ride up the Mat-Su Valley to the Matunuska Glacier. A beautiful ride with mountains surrounding us:
Another float trip! We thought the first one was amazing. This one was even better. Roger and I had a double header and mine almost took all my line!
Our next day we took a trip to the Cook Inlet and Mr. Alyeska. It was a short trip to the top and fabulous views of the Cook Inlet; however none of the restaurants were open in the morning. So I went down to the hotel and had some coffee there.
On our last evening in Alaska, we celebrated by going to Settler’s Bay Lodge for dinner. They have a gorgeous view of the mountains – you can eat outside on a nice day – and the food was excellent.
A vacation we will never forget!!