Sunday, April 6, 2014

All Aboard!

This weekend we treated ourselves & the kids to special treat - train tickets on the Alaska Railroad's Easter Train!  For the entire time we have lived here in Alaska, I've wanted to take this trip and it certainly did not disappoint.
With the kids dressed in their Easter fancies, we boarded car B with our tickets & I'm sure it is fair to say that ALL 5 of us were absolutely excited for more adventure!

The 2.5 hour train ride included Easter candy (of course), snacks, and a coloring contest!  All three of my munchkins took this challenge very seriously and did some of their best coloring to date!
 The kids also were treated to balloon animals - their picks included a pink bunny...
 a green ladybug...
 and a bow & arrow!
 The view of Turnagain Arm was tremendous.  We were even treated to a rare glimpse of a huge pod of Beluga Whales.  Unfortunately, I didn't get any great pictures of those beautiful white beauties coming out of the water.
 Another fun treat was Don the Magician!
 Look who got picked to be his first assistant...

 As the train ride went on, our luck continued with seeing more of Alaska's wildlife.  It was precious to see the kids keep their eyes opened wide & aimed up high to the mountain tops for...

 White Dahl Sheep!
In total we saw about 10 looking out over the cliffs and down towards the train as we raced by.
But it is fair to say that there was no better surprise for the kids than to personally meet the Easter Bunny himself!  The smiles, giggles & laughs said it all to Brian and I that this was completely worth this Alaska RR trip!


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