Monday, July 23, 2012

Salmon Fishing

The Reds are coming the Reds are coming!
We went down the the Parks' cabin to go fishing and had a great time.  Jared caught a few fish and Anna caught her first fish and Audrey helped real one in.  Jared likes fishing, but doesn't have the patience to fish for more than a half hour at a time.
Anna, on the other hand, loves to fish.  She is just like her dad! She will stand for hours down at the river fishing and also loves to tie her own flies.
Here is the fish Anna caught all by herself.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Getting outside

The other week we went on a family bike ride along the coastal trail in Anchorage.  Tiffany found a toddler bike seat on craigslist for CHEAP! (just a little proud of that purchase) and we borrowed a bike from Kevin's parents.  It was nice and cool; just perfect for a bike ride.
 Anna did a great job biking four miles on a one gear bike.  We think it is time for an upgrade for her.
 Audrey loves riding in her seat.  She usually grabs onto whoever is driving and clicks her tongue and says, "Giddy-up" 
 This is us with the other side of the inlet in the background.  If you look real close you can see Russia. (HeHeHe) Actually Wasilla is on the other side of the inlet and on a clear day Mt. McKinley.
 That would be Anchorage in the background.
This week we ventured out around our new hometown, Eagle River.  We drove 10 miles up the road the the Eagle River Nature Center where there are hiking trails.  We went with an old friend of Kevin's. 
This is basically what the views are like from just about anywhere in Eagle River. 
 It was a bit cold and windy, but breathtakingly beautiful.
 Anna, of coarse, found a tree to climb.
 This is the Eagle River or as Audrey pronounces it "Evil River"
 Jared, Anna, and Audrey played with the other kids and entertained themselves with throwing rocks, logs, and anything else they could grab into the river and then racing it down stream.  

  We are enjoying the free time we have to explore a little of Alaska.  Next weekend: Fishing!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Cousins and the Cabin

This summer Uncle Josh is building a bunk house at the Parks cabin on the Kenai River and Kevin went down with him to help. 
Kevin, Josh, and Jared went down early in the week to start building while the girls stayed in Anchorage.  The girls planned on going down on Friday and thought it would be a good idea to invite Austin and Lydia to come with us.  The kids had fun playing by the river, shooting arrows, riding in the truck and just playing around.

Grandma and Grandpa Alaska came down as well to check on the progress of the bunk house and to get away from the city.

The trip wouldn't have been complete without jumping in the 50 degree Kenai River.
It was a fun weekend in a beautiful place.