I Got So Muddy!!

You cannot believe how much fun we had yesterday! My husband wanted to do an ATV trip while we were in Anchorage. He researched it and chose 49th State Motor Tours. Without a doubt, he picked the best company. We saw other tour companies on our outing and nobody was taking their people over the rough stuff like we did. Through deep water. Through deep mud trenches. Dirt flats (we might have raced through these!) We ended up at the base of the Knik Glacier, where Brian, 49th State Motor Tours owner, cooked fresh salmon quesadillas while we wandered around and took pictures. As a southern, obviously I’ve had quesadillas, but salmon quesadillas? No ma’am and YUM YUM YUM. Worth the ride just for those!  He also had hot coffee, tea, apple cider, chocolate, and just about anything else “hot” you wanted! Also a snack box with chips, cookies, fruit rollups, and probably some healthy stuff. I might have grabbed cookies!

The ride to the glacier was awesome.  Brian (owner of 49th State Motor Tours) is in the lead ATV with Wheeler, his trusty “assistant.” He’s pulled out a stuck ATV. FUN on the ATV tour! on the ride homeIMG_20180803_144356583IMG_20180803_144410832IMG_20180803_144609124

I’m uploading some videos if you want to experience some of the ride!

We made it to the base of Knik Glacier but I admit, it made me sad to see how much it has shrank. My husband at the edge. Look at the flowers!


When we left, our 4-wheeler was bright, clean blue. (You can see the nice blue color in the videos)

Here is it at the end!  HAHAHA

IMG_20180803_161142430After the tour. me

Let’s just say… that smile on my face was that way ALL day and into the evening. AND there was probably mud and dirt between my teeth too! 🙂

This trip was everything advertised and more. Worth every dime!

This morning (Saturday), breakfast was the world-famous Gwennie’s Old Alaska Restaurant.  Let’s just say…OHMIGOD good!

Gwennie's breakfast #2

Now, it’s back to editing. Tomorrow we pack and get ready to move to Brooks Camp.
Check it out! There is a LIVE Bear Cam!


I bought a bunch of Alaskan souvenirs to give away while I’m here. Leave a comment to be in the running for today’s Alaskan Surprise!

Thanks for reading.



About Cynthia D'Alba

After living away from Arkansas since I left for college at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, I have finally made it back to Hot Springs.

Posted on August 4, 2018, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Sounds like you’re having a wonderful time.

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  2. Teresa Fordice

    Love living through you on your trip. ATVs are so fun!!

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  3. OMG I am so freakin’ jealous. I’ve always wanted to see Alaska and it looks like ya’ll are seeing it the right way. I envy you. And to be able to share it with your husband is amazing. Hope you continue to have a great time and share more fantastic pictures.

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  4. thanks for sharing your adventure. I am glad it is living up to the dream.

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  5. What a great trip, thank you for the chance

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  6. Lady, you have more sides to you thank D&D dice! FWIW, I think Brian would make a great MC!

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  7. This sounds so fun! What a wonderful experience for you and your husband.

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  8. Wow lots of fun adventrues

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  9. I would love to visit Alaska. I have an aiunt who has lived there for years and she loves it there.

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  10. Celeste Herrin

    I love the pictures! I’m so envious. I’ve always wanted to go to Alaska but I just won’t spend the 11 hours on an airplane but it takes to get there 😦 it looks like you had a blast!

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  11. Thank you for sharing.  That looked like fun.  It’s in my memory bank for next summer.

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  12. Cynthia enjoy this trip of a lifetime. You so deserve it and more!

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