Terrific Tuesday

Today was my aunt, Sue’s, last day in Alaska, so we took once last opportunity to take a hike.

(In the background is the city of Anchorage.)

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My hiking partners: Sue (my aunt) and Kelly (my mother-in-law).

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We headed to the Glen Alps Trailhead (which I’ve never heard anyone refer to this area as) in the Chugach State Park.


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We chose to do some hiking along Powerline Pass.


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Powerline Pass


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We crossed a bridge. . . .


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that went over Campbell Creek.


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We had a lot of fun talking and hanging out. We even saw a wolverine while hiking. This was the first time I saw a wolverine, so that was exciting!


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My hiking partners: Kelly, Sue, and myself.


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Afterwards we went to Starbucks.


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I ordered a chai latte and had some trail mix I brought from home.

Trail mix: walnuts + pistachios + raisins + dried cranberries


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Before I knew it, it was time to meet Craig at Bear’s Tooth for dinner.

My aunt wanted to take us out-to-eat for hosting her while she was here. We happily obliged!


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I ordered the Yogurt and Dill Salad with blackened tofu on top.

I had this salad the last time I came and absolutely loved it and have been fantasizing about it since, but the salad I had tonight was nothing like I remembered. It was a shame, but it was still good nonetheless.


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Craig ordered a good stand-by: the Potato Burrito.


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Sue had halibut with a mango and kiwi salsa. It was excellent!


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Craig and I


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Sue and I


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Before heading home, we couldn’t let Sue leave without experiencing a trip to Yogurtland at the airport.


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In and out in 30 minutes or less so we don’t have to pay for parking. We have it down to a science!

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I get more and more chocolate based treat on top every time I go. 🙂

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Workout

Distance: 10 miles (5 miles tempo run)

Time: 1:22

(8:20 minutes/mile on the way out; 8:00 minutes/mile on the way back)

I felt good, and I was glad to get the miles in! 🙂

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