After settling into our hotel, my co-worker and I decided to drive up to the Chena Hot Springs resort, about 70 miles away. We didn't go in the hot springs, and we were too late in the day for the sled-dog kennel tour, but we enjoyed seeing the resident reindeer. They are smaller than I imagined... more the size of... well, deer! I thought they were closer in size to elk. I don't know why. They are cuter than I thought, too, with personable faces and short fuzzy antlers. No red noses, though.
Our tour guide described the process of how the ice was sculpted. The whole time, my toes were saying, "The ice artists are crazy to want to work in this environment for hours at a time!"
At 6:00 this morning, a group was gathering for a sunrise service on the bridge over the window. I enjoyed celebrating our Risen Lord along with them from the warmth and comfort of my room. Later in the morning I was able to log onto our church's live stream feed to celebrate remotely with my own family.
Hope you've had a wonderful Easter...
...and I hope my next post will feature shots of the Aurora Borealis!