After a productive morning of dusting, vacuuming and bathroom cleaning, Gary and I took off to Chena Hot Springs Resort – about 50 miles east of us. It was threatening thunder showers all day, but we had a nice ride through countryside that really reminded me of Vermont.
Here are the Hot Springs –
Somehow, once we got there, we just didn’t feel like paying $10.00 each to sit in giant hot tub. So we saved ourselves the money (and the need to put on those swimsuits) and checked out the ducklings in a nearby pond.
Have you ever seen ducklings swim half under the water?
Maybe they just aren’t strong enough to stay all the way above water?
Here are a couple of other shots from around the grounds –
The Model T of Snowmobiles!
The wildflowers are bustin’ out all over up here. We’ve heard a lot about
Fireweed – a wildflower that is one of the first vegetations to appear after a forest fire. (It’s also the Provincial Flower of British Columbia.) I thought I spotted some today
but when I googled a picture of it, it didn’t quite match. Maybe they just aren’t open all the way yet? Whatever they are, they sure are purty!
Other beauties along the road (yes, I did make Gary stop so I could take these pictures!)
So, Saturday One – Chena Hot Springs –
Saturday Two – The Arctic Circle!
Man, I love these three day weekends!