Sunny days in Alaska = get up and go outdoors! It is a rare warmer sunny day in this season, I’d like to call spring-ter. (Spring-ter; Spring is trying to crush winter, but winter is not taking the transition well.) That being said, I really wanted to get a family hike in today. Let me explain why this is such an ambitious goal. Family hikes typically consist of Lili complaining of how tired she is, and how her legs are broken, she’s hungry (even if she just ate) and any other excuse she can come up with, all of these excuses are present no matter the climate, Puerto Rico, Alaska etc.
Today, however, I’ve learned that family hikes are successful when everyone has ketones, Lili gets her own Bluetooth earpiece and can jam out to kids bop, Keoni brings binoculars, and if we all wear our yak trax. On this particular day we did everything except the last item, which was critically important and suggested by the 9 year old. Marc and I were disillusioned by the golden ball of warmth in the sky. Big mistake! We had an awesome ice hike/walk on Auke Lake trail with only two falls on the ice by Marc and myself but no real injuries 🙂 It really was a perfect way to end this Spring break laughs and fun had by all! Next time yack trax for all!