Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sometimes You've Got to Get Away

I was feeling itchy for a change of scenery just before the weekend of my birthday. So I called up a hotel in Anchorage and booked a room for a couple of nights as a birthday present to myself and the family. The kids' number one priority was to have a place to swim. Eat, swim, sleep and veg out in front of the TV was all we planned to do. 

Pool Time

Tizita's time in lakes and pools has been limited compared to fish-boy Harold. She was a bit nervous of the water at first but it wasn't long until she was pestering us just as much as Harold to "swim . . . water". She also got very brave about jumping off the side of the pool into daddy's arms.

If only we all would have the joie de vivre that this girl has hey? 

Despite our best efforts of doing as little as possible, the timing of our trip coincided with Fur Rondy, the events leading up to the start of the Iditarod. Our hotel was conveniently located within walking distance of the downtown events and right next to the snow sculpture competition. We could watch the sculptures take form from our hotel window!

Snow Sculptures

The Carnival

Just a few block from our hotel was a carnival midway. The glowing lights and spinning rides were also visible from our hotel. Harold could hardly wait to go on a ride, play a game and eat cotton candy. We crossed everything off his list.

I associate carnivals with hot and humid August-type weather, not cold and snow. But in Alaska, everyone is just a little tougher than your average American. Any weather is good weather for having fun. So if the carnival is in town, you best bundle up and enjoy it!

Family Bonding

The weekend was every thing we hoped it would be. It was good for us to do a little less running around . . . 

and whole lot more of this.

Homeward Bound

The ride home was nice and peaceful.



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Love it. Looks like a wonderful time ws had by all.

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now she needs to get the chlorine off and get dry, I will take her to the change room and thoroughly enjoy taking off her swim suit, finger her little pussy for awhile then we go to the showers, I will lick her clean all over paying "special" attention to her pussy and if she squeals to loud I have something to put in her mouth to quieten her down, then time to dry her off and again her pussy gets "extra" attention