bike ride from indian to girdwood May 15, 2010

we had a meetup to ride indian to gird which was very scenic, windy and chilly. We had lunch at Chair 5 and then rode back to the cars. we left around 10 and got back to cars around 4 pm, so it was fun, full day.

We had the opportunity to portage our bikes over an avalanche that covered the bike trail. you never know what your adventures will bring in Alaska!

shorebird festival in homer

we went to visit Anne Marie in Homer over the same weekend as the shorebird festival. We had a fun beach walk, rode bikes, ate good food, had a good visit with anne marie, met john and barrett and enjoy anne marie's hospitality greatly. What a magical place!

These sandhill crates were apparently scoping out a suitable nesting spot.

this is the volcanic mountain Augustine from across cook inlet.

kayaking in kachemak bay

a moose in anne marie's yard

There's an otter in the water doing what he otter.

jim and jude in picturesque homer

May fun in Alaska -- bear on Potter May 6, 2010

We had a close encounter with a big black bear on the Potter trail (aka turnagain and johnson). This is the four of us including Jake, the dog.

We got a big surprize when the bear charged Jake, the dog.

But not too shocked to catch a photo. Thankfully, everything worked out okay.