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Gone With the Wynns: Girdwood Alaska — it’s not all gold panners and bush people

From the bloggers at Gone With the Wynns.

I’m not sure why but I never expected a resort style ski village in Alaska, much less a good one. But low and behold, a short 36 miles south of Anchorage is the little resort town of Girdwood and it is totally our kind of place.

We picked up Jason’s mom, Mary, from the airport in Anchorage and we began making our way towards the Kenai Peninsula and Seward, Alaska. I honestly don’t even remember how we came to know about this place…maybe it was the cheap RV camping or the fact that we didn’t want to drive very far, but we knew for sure we wanted to get out of Anchorage.

Honestly we didn’t expect much considering our Alaska book labeled it as “parking lot camping” and that doesn’t exactly have much appeal, especially when we’re trying to show mom a proper Alaskan-Good Time.

Perhaps the extreme Alaskan reality TV shows have skewed our perception of the state and now all we imagine is gold diggers panners and bush people. I don’t even watch those shows but I still know of them. However, that image is a far cry from what we’ve experienced so far. Here in Girdwood, and the Alyeska Resort Village, those typical preconceived notions couldn’t be any further from reality.

To read the full story by Gone With the Wynns, click here.

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