The Great Alaska Adventure

July 11, 2010


The villa was a great place to stay at the tail end of our Alaska adventure. Before coming to Willow, we explored the Kenai Peninsula, deep sea fishing for halibut, cod and silver salmon near Seward and then fishing for King Salmon in the Kasiloff River. It was a lot of fun!

The Nancy Lake Villa served as our home as we explored from Anchorage to Denali. We took a day trip up to see Mt. McKinley and then hit the cute little town of Talkeetna. That night we cooked up a bit of that king salmon. Delicious!

The next day, we headed back south to Girdwood to take the tram up Mt. Alyeska and then check out the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center near Portage. We finally got to see those moose and bear we were looking for!

In between trips, we made good use of the villa. We made S’mores out at the fire down by the dock one day (and then inside on the stove the next time it rained.) The kids took a spin round the lake in the canoe and then we all took turns in the tub to relax. The reading selection here is great, too!

We will be returning to Alaska again. We kept busy the whole time, but there is so much to do. Thanks for the memories!

The McCowans (Dave, Leslie, David, Matt, and Melani)
Sheffield Lake, OH