Sunday, January 20, 2008

Polar Bear Plunge










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.
Mike is the photographer of all these lovely pictures. Ain't he talented!
This picture is looking south at Resurection Bay, the outlet to the ocean is somewhere between all those mountains.

15 comments:

Andy said...

Hope you guys are enjoying your time there. I am so happy for you guys. I am glad that you were able to get such a great assignment. I love the pictures and look forward to reading more of your adventures.

Strupp Family said...

So where was the pictures of you taking the plunge? I always see those clips on tv of people going in, I thought for sure I'd see you--seeing as how you're an olympic swimmer and all.

Jace is so dang cute! Holy cow, you have cute kids.

Alaska really does look beautiful...and on the edge of civilization. But looking at those pictures is amazing! Tell Mike he does great work. Which reminds me, what are you guys doing July 2nd? Trevor has like a nine hour layover in Anchorage. That probably coincides with when you're taking your family vacation huh? Let us know :)

Cornelius Family said...

What a fun activity! It looks like there are a lot of fun things to do...and the scenery...WOW! Amazing...we are going to come visit you, I PROMISE!

tris said...

I love your post.....I can hear you saying "oh brother"...man I miss ya Mags. And yes, I admit it, I am totally jealous of your 3 year alaskan vacation.

King Family said...

How fun...I am so jealous of all of these great experiences....

Jenny said...

Wow! That is so pretty! When can we come visit you? Mike is quite the photographer. All weekend while we were in Clear Creek it kept being brought up that you guys were going to the Polar Bear Plunge. Sounds liks it was fun. I still can't believe how big Jace is.

Meagan & Derek said...

Hey Maggie,
That trip sounds so fun! You should really be a writer. A lot of your blog entries make me laugh. I love to read about your life.

Deanna said...

My sister and fam used to live in Anchorage, and she would go on and on about how beautiful Alaska was - now I know why!!! :o)

Jamie said...

awesome pictures- it's beautiful there!

Eardley Fam said...

I love all your pics of Alaska and hearing about your adventures!! Those pics are beautiful! What an amazing place! Can't wait to hear and see more and more!

Brady and Kariann said...

Holy cow, those pictures are BEAUTIFUL!!! I think we are going to have to come and visit!!

Travis and Jamie Shepherd said...

So beautiful there. I once told Trav that I would like to live there for a year, but I don't think that I could really handle all the cold. Maybe we will just visit one day.

It's all part of a grander plan said...

Mags,
Thanks for the chitchat today. It was much needed. I hope you know how much I love you. Your kids are the cutest. I miss ya, I am so excited for the adventures you have had and for the adventures your family will continue to have in Alaska. I am proud to call you my SIS!

The Peake Family said...

Wow, awesome pics. Looks like your guys are loving the ARMY. haha So, I found this blog on pyzam.com. They have some really cute templates. Bye for now.

Strupp Family said...

It's totally OK that you're forbidden :) I know sometimes the tags get out of hand but it gives me something to post about. Talk to you later.

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