Mike is the photographer of all these lovely pictures. Ain't he talented!
We went to the Polar Bear Plunge in Seward on Saturday. People jump into resurection Bay in crazy costumes to raise money for charity. It is a beautiful two hour drive down the Kenai Penisula to get there. After the plunge, (too many spectators, three short kids) we got some lunch and headed to the sea life center which is located right on the bay. We saw puffins, and sea lions, seals, starfish, an octopus. The kids got to touch sea anemones and I touched a starfish. I told the kids to touch it but they were scared, so I said, "Oh brother, I'll touch it," and to my dismay, found the task to be a little scary too! So I just pretended it was Patrick Star and touched it anyway. This is how Jace spent the day. Either attached to me in front or in back, he spent the whole day smiling, hamming it up for the camera and trying to eat my ponytail. The kids got some free stuff from the "say no to Tabacco booth, " funny how we were in awe of our surroundings and their day was made by getting a free mini football and a pack of 4 crayons. How glad I am that we have this time to see some more of this beautiful world. You really do feel like your on the edge of civilization up here.
This picture is looking south at Resurection Bay, the outlet to the ocean is somewhere between all those mountains.