Monday evening Gina and I drove to Girdwood to drop off some of her art at the Girdwood Center for Visual Arts.
Every time I drive the Seward Highway along Turnagain Arm is an adventure. While the twisting road does require attention, sometimes it's challenging not to look around -- a lot. On one side of the road are the Chugach Mountains, on the other side is Turnagain Arm and on the far side of the water the Kenai Mountains. Every drive is different.
The thing I noticed Monday was the starkness of the tree trunks. Right now there are no leaves and no grass. There also was very little snow along the highway, so you could really see the tree trunks. I don't think I've ever noticed them that way.
And that's how the drive is. Sometimes the highlight is beluga whales or Dall sheep. Other times it's a bore tide. Another time it might be the setting sun or the blue sky. Sometimes it's just the beautiful green hillsides, or the fresh snow atop the mountains in the autumn. Even the rain gives it an interesting feel.
It is a drive I never tire of. If you're visiting Anchorage this summer, make sure a road trip to Girdwood is on your itinerary, you won't be sorry.