Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's Day weekend

Friday we packed up and headed 3 hours south to Seward. My brother flew in for my birthday which also landed on Mother's Day weekend this year. We rolled into Seward around 6 and headed to Rays on the waterfront for dinner and drinks. Ocoee loved all the taxidermy fish on the wall. After dinner we met our friends at the cabin we rented on Lowell point. The cabin was 2 bedrooms and a great fire pit so we celebrated all night long sitting around the fire. 

Saturday we headed out bright and early for some fishing in resurrection bay. We were unlucky with a few boat problems that we worked out but the day started late. Luckily we had lots of whale sightings which were nice for my brother. Ocoee stayed back at the cabin with our nanny/babysitter. They walked the beach and played with new toys. Ocoee learned to say new words over the weekend including: nimo, dede (uncle dale), Kayla and shush. 

The fishing was pretty poor with only a few rockfish and a ton of flounder. We don't eat the flounder as it gets mushy cooked but we made some really yummy ceviche out of it. 

Too early for halibut. 

Saturday night we cooked and fried food and chowed down. Then a late night of cards kept us busy. 

Sunday we slept in a bit and enjoyed a lazy morning with a nice walk on the beach. My phone died so no photos but the weather was amazing! Ocoee loved picking up shells and we found too star fish at low tide. One was about 12 inches big and yellow and black. The other was twice that size and brilliant purple.Ocoee squealed when she touched it. She played in the waves as they came in with her rubber boots on. 

My brother and I went out for a paddle while Ocoee napped. We went half way to Caines head in the wooded double kayak and were lucky to have a very playful seal hang out with us. He swam and circles the kayak for 20 minutes before we turned back to Lowell point. We drove out to look at exit glacier but the road was close so we didn't get to hike up. 

To celebrate Mother's Day and my bday we stopped in Girdwood and ate at jack spratts for dinner. It was a delicious dinner and all local and organic food. Ocoee made friends, we ate, drank and were merry. 

It was a lovely weekend surrounded by those I love. Best gifts ever. 


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