In this city, my mom suggested that we try dog sledding. I mostly thought it sounded fun just to be in nature in Alaska. I figured it wouldn't hurt to experience nature from a dog sled. It turned out to be super fun. Definitely, an awesome idea.
However, Robyn wasn't very interested in the dog sled so she chose to sleep in and relax that morning.
We got off the ship and immediately got onto a bus which took us out of town. The Musher's camp was located about 15 miles away, so we rode the bus for a little while through some Alaskan wilderness.
|I just kept snapping pictures like this. It was so beautiful.|
|I did my best to fill in for Robyn.|
|I didn't get very far before the paparazzi started snapping shots of me.|
|I was loving the beauty, and our adventure hadn't even started.|
|We went left. Next time: zipline.|
|Once we got into the base camp we climbed aboard this Unimog made by Mercedes-Benz. It was able to climb us up to wear the dogs train.|
|When we pulled in, we saw the dog version of a parking lot.|
|This is what the wagon looks like when it's empty.|
|This is what the wagon looks like filled with my family.|
|This is what the wagon looks like filled with family with dogs ready to pull.|
|Finally they started to pull.|
They took us on a ride for about 10 minutes. After that, they let us meet and play with the dogs.
|One of the dogs really wanted a selfie with me. He's a fan of my blog.|
After meeting the sled team we took the unimog back to base camp where we also got to go meet some puppies. They are future racers and they want them to get accustomed to people, so part of their learning to socialize is letting people like us hold them and cuddle them.
|Be honest, which one of us is cuter?|
This adventure was not a guided excursion so we had to use the city bus system. Their bus system is the SMART bus. For 5 dollars you can be branded and get all you can eat (or ride) access to the bus.
|I'm smart. My arm says so.|
|The first thing we came upon was an old 1850s cemetery|
We hiked through the cemetery and the trail went into a heavily wooded area that was green and beautiful.
|Robyn said that Alaskan wilderness had a peaceful, zen feeling|
|This is Reid Falls|
Finally, it was time to head back to the ship. We had to hike back to the bus stop.
|We're cute when we sit on the ground waiting for transportation|