I was the female chaperone for the state music festival again this year. We took 15 kids into Anchorage for the competition. We had a bass clarinet solo, a vocal quartet, and a mixed woodwind instrumental ensemble. The bass clarinet solo and the woodwind ensemble both got superior ratings from the state music judges. Superior is the highest rating that you can get and it is awesome the 2 out of 3 of our performances were rated so high. Above is the girls table during dinner on Thursday night. Below is the 13 member woodwind ensemble preparing for their performance.
While we were at UAA for the music festival, some of us took a little walk during lunch. I saw this sign and had to take a picture of it to add to my collection of animal crossing sign pictures.
We followed a trail near this wetland conservation. I'm sure the name of the lake is a dead giveaway to the types of insects that call it home, and I was glad that it is not mosquito season yet.
This old, dead, craggy tree looked cool.
View of the mountains between the trees.
The scenery in Anchorage is beautiful. It was what you typically think Alaska should look like...mountains, trees, animals.
This was a neat looking sculpture outside of the UAA music building.
Most of our time in Anchorage was spent running around shopping at malls. I'm not a mall shopper myself, but that's what the kids wanted to do. We also went to see a movie. I saw the new Wolverine movie. It was really good. I did manage to pick up Avery a nice dress outfit for his JH formal dance next week. It is his first real tie. He tried on the outfit last night and looked soooooo handsome. He's growing up so fast. He is going to ask the girl he likes to be his date for the dance.
I also managed to go shopping for some basic stuff at the new Anchorage Target. I got home and figured out that I was missing a bag. I paid for $20 worth of stuff that I didnt end up bringing home with me. Bummer.
It was nice to get away for a couple days and drive on paved roads and see some beautiful scenery. Only 15 days until I fly outta here for the summer. There's sooooooooo much to do between now and then. I started packing today.