Girdwood and Glow Bowling

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The weather had not been agreeing with us so far on this trip but we were not going to let that stop us from seeing Alaska.  We decided to take a trip to Gridwood which is a year round ski resort about 35 miles south of Anchorage.  We heard there were some really nice hiking trails in the summer but we weren't expecting to have to take a ski lift to get to them.  When we reached the ski lodge we were already in the clouds.  It was actually a bit hard to see because it was just a constant cloudy haze all around us.   It was also pretty cool to stumble upon snow in August.
Snow in August!

After hiking around for a while we decided to head back to the city where we rented bikes and rode along the coastal trail that led us to the end of the runway at the airport.  It was a little terrifying but also amazing to watch the planes take off right over our heads.

Planes taking off.

After getting some dinner we headed back to the apartment to get ready for our night of glow bowling.  None of us were a part of the wedding party but Kori was kind enough to invite us to a lot of the events that guests to the wedding would not normally go to.  We got to meet a lot of her friends and family and had a great night of bowling.
View of the city from the coastal trail.

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