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Monday, June 21, 2010

First Anniversary...Alaskan Style

It's hard to believe that it's already been a year since our wedding day. In some ways it feels like it was yesterday, but it's also hard to remember what my life was like before Matt entered it.

We spent our anniversary a little different than we had originally expected - such as moving to Alaska just a few days before - but it may have been my favorite date yet. Matt made surprise reservations for us at the most beautiful place ever. Alyeska Resort - world renowned for it's double black ski slopes. I think I'll personally enjoy it only for the restaurant and the views. :) It's about 45 minutes south of Anchorage - and the views during the drive alone is worth the trip.
They have this fabulous restaurant on the top of the mountain that can only be arrived at by a 2,000ft lift up on this tram.

It was an eventful ride up as we saw our first black bear (thankfully we were a couple hundred feet above it!) and a couple on the tram (of only about 8 people) got engaged! He had planned it all out and had them stop the tram half way up (which due to the height and steep terrain, I was ready to get going again) and got down on one knee. Very romantic.

The restaurant is full of windows with views of the mountains and 7 glaciers (creatively, that's exactly what the restaurant is called, Seven Glaciers) and has best atmosphere and music. That coupled with my handsome husband, great conversation, clear sky, good food, and feeling so isolated in the beauty made the evening perfect. Here is the restaurant behind us.


This is the view from our table. Amazing.
We goofed around after dinner and took some pictures to document the beauty.
Matt says I look like a weight loss advertisement...I was just trying to not freeze while in the snow with sandals on.
Similar to the bear that we saw...only this one is thankfully very fake and inside a store.
The resort is waay down there. Only two ways down...ski the double black slope down or take the tram. I'll give you one guess which one I'd prefer.
Thank you for making the first year incredible, Matt...I love you!

1 comment:

Lynn Cooper said...

Wow, that would be very memorable. Gorgeous!