Our friends Robert and Anna visited us back in April, for their 2nd trip to America's Last Frontier. We love seeing them and never get to spend enough time together. While they were here this time, I made some strong head way in my plan to convince them to move to Alaska.
One of the first nights, we took them to eat at Simon and Seafort's, a fancy shmancy restaurant that sits on the water with a view of the sunset.
|The sunset view from our table|
Driving around some neighborhoods after dinner, Robert erupted in the car, "Ahhhh, STOP!" We all jumped. Then we realized, he had only spotted a moose in someone's front yard, feasting on a tree. It was a bit dark, and so he didn't show up in our photos too well. But here's the best one I could get.
Their visit this trip was less main-event-ful than last year's visit to Denali National Park. We spent more time around our apartment, playing games, and going to the YMCA. We love spending regular days with our friends.
One day we met some local friends at the dog park to walk a spell. There were 9 people all together and about 5 dogs tromping around in the still thick snow.
|Lola and Kona competing over stick chewing rights|
Good times were had by all.
|Our two babies racing back to us!|
|Here they are walking back after photographing the moose (on the trail route)|
|Heather and Anna with their "game" faces on|
|Anna - wore out|
|Robert about to fall out|
|Anna, finally to her feet, ready to go. "Go Anna go!"|
And lastly, before their trip to Alaska, Robert and I had a bet in place. A slap bet. To encourage my friend in his weight loss effort, he had agreed to a slap in the face if he hadn't reached a certain goal before coming to Alaska. I will let the video give the results.
p.s. Robert and I have yet, another slap bet in place for when we will see each other this coming October. Hopefully, the results will be different.