Personally, my favorite thing about Alaska is the alpenglow. It nearly rivals the Northern Lights. Nearly.
As we approach the end of February, the Seward area is gaining 42 hours of daylight each week. After March 20, we boast more hours of daylight than any state in the nation. This is truly the Land of the Midnight Sun.
No matter which state you’re in, Spring ushers in hope for the summer to come. In Seward, sunshine spills from the sky and covers snow-capped peaks with the most stunning alpenglow – an awe-inspiring cocktail of orange and pink and a special soft color that seems only the Alaskan sky can create. As the mountains drape themselves with this beauty, it’s impossible not to stop and simply watch.
Similar with the Northern Lights, the alpenglow seems to fill your soul with a little bit of everything good: hope, joy, love, serenity, awe, and oddly, insignificance. For me, watching the alpenglow makes me realize that I am only one speck in this universe. Life seems to put into perspective while you watch Mother Nature work her magic in a place as gorgeous as Alaska.
Springtime also brings an abundance of activity to Alaska. Humans and wildlife alike brush off the dust of hibernation after a long winter and emerge squinty-eyed and sleepy, but revitalized and ready.
The whales begin to return to Resurrection Bay, the moose calves wobble and shake on their new legs, and people prepare for the short but busy tourist season.
In Seward, Major Marine Tours and Kenai Fjords Tours prep their many boats for whale watching, glacier cruises, sunset cruises, and so much more. The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center mucks out pastures and coos at the baby wildlife. And us here at Sauerdough Lodging, though we’ve been open throughout the winter, we drink lots of coffee from our café downstairs, the Sea Bean, and amp ourselves up for spring cleaning.
Spring puts the world into a mode of renewing and rebirth. People begin to come together at festivals and other events, such as the Spring Carnival and Slush Cup at the Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, just south of Anchorage. The many kayak companies in Seward begin to haul their boats out of storage and train their new guides. Coffee is brewed, sidewalks are swept, windows are cleaned, and smiles are shared.
Seward, and tourism-based communities throughout the state of Alaska, are all preparing for your visit, because we love where we live, and we want to share our beautiful home with you.
When you book your stay at Sauerdough Lodging, you’re not just booking a hotel room in a tourist town – you’re booking a home-away-from-home in a community of people who are genuinely excited to share our slice of beauty with you.
Visit these websites to book your Seward activities:
Major Marine Tours: https://majormarine.com/
Kenai Fjords Tours: https://www.alaskacollection.com/day-tours/kenai-fjords-tours/
Blog by Liberty Elias Miller. Visit her website here: https://www.libertyeliasmiller.com/