Well much to my surprise there is a beach in Anchorage. I live here and never knew it existed!!! Furthermore Andrew grew up here and had never been there either! There is real sand but no palm trees :) It is a hidden beach, and it is within Kincaid Park. We had to hike a bit off trail and down a slightly treacherous steep section and the WOW there it was! It was so pretty. Cold but nice!
Chloe with her bucket and shovel in the parking lot, ready for the beach!
Glamour shot by Carmen...the leaves were just starting to change colors.
Super windy, but Madeline was snuggled in the babyhawk. She slept the whole time!
Playing on driftwood.
A shot of us girls. The part closest to the water was rocky. Chloe collected a bunch of cool rocks, so many that Andrew got to carry the bucket :)
They flew a kite during our snack break. Chloe got a turn too.
Chloe getting a lift from Andrew.
It was so much fun to go out to this little hidden spot, and we will definitely be going back. There were no other people out at the beach, probably because it is so very well hidden. Well actually we did see two duck hunters at the very end, which freaked us out because they had guns. Apparently you can legally hunt ducks out there this time of year. It doesn't seem right to me that people can hunt in a wildlife refuge, or in a park. Call me crazy. Good thing Andrew left his duck costume at home :)