Monday, May 25, 2009
A Day, What A Day...
Ever have one of those? A day where from start to finish, everything seems to go as planned, with no one getting lost, or hurt, or cranky? Yep, had one.
Granted, the appearance of our summer intern greatly influenced Bear into behaving at his tour guide best; he showed Miss E., from their shared backseat, everything from the snowplow train at Potter Section House to the myriad waterfalls along the road to Girdwood.
Our surprise for our mechanically-minded child was a trip up the Tram at Alyeska Resort. The best way to reach the top of the mountain any time of year, the Tram ride is a two-minute, 30 second view of the world. At least as it exists from Glacier Valley.
Miss E. was glued to her window, taking photos from every direction. At the top we had about a half-hour to walk around in the snow and see the newly renovated Roundhouse Museum, which features outstanding exhibits of Girdwood history and a very friendly host to answer our questions. E. was particularly intrigued by the ash left on the snowy slopes due to Mt. Redoubt; it ended the summer ski camps because there is no way to get rid of it.
Yukon and I treated our charges to lunch at Chair 5 Restaurant in Girdwood, a funky, deliciously-ambiant place with super halibut tacos. I guess the rest of the menu is outstanding as well, but I have never ordered a single other item, I like my tacos so much.
Miss E. had to be home for a meeting, so we made it home in time for a short nap while E. and Bear watched Bolt together. A nap, whod've thunk I could take a NAP?!
Yukon and Bear are outside at 8:45 enjoying a perfectly tranquil evening game of soccer in the back yard while the dog chases swallows. I am sitting with all the windows wide open, and can smell the cottonwood trees over at the park, their sweet spicy fragrance reminding me of a long, long time ago.
A perfect ending.