|Ruth and the "bear" rock|
|On top of the world|
|Max the mountain man|
|Little man on a big rock|
After the hike, we headed over to Chena Hot Springs Resort. We grabbed some lunch in the restaurant, took a tour of the greenhouses, animal pens, and geothermal power plant of the self-sustaining property, and then visited the Aurora Ice Museum, where we definitely had a chance to cool off. The building is kept at 25° F all year long and is a fascinating ice wonderland. We loved seeing all the ice sculptures and watching the sculptor work. Today, he was turning out ice martini glasses, which the ice bar serves Appletini's in. The whole experience was so delightful!
|The resort is trying to build its reindeer herd,|
so they can start serving the meat in the restaurant.
|The lettuce room|
|Aurora Ice Museum|
|Jousting knights ice sculpture|
|A full size igloo|
|Weston jamming on the ice xylophone|
|My little Eskimos|
|Polar bear bed|
|Aurora Ice Bar|
|Mesmerized by the sculptor at work|