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July 9, 2007

So obviously I’ve been away… Sorry for not letting y’all know in advance. Hubby and I went on a fantastic cruise to Wild, Wonderful Alaska with my folks. It was incredible.

We were completely awed by the majestic, snow-capped mountains, the wildlife, the crisp, cool mornings. We went fishing in Ketchikan and caught two huge King Salmon, along with four Pink Salmon. We got to ship it all back, portioned and frozen, so we’ll be eating salmon for a long time!

We went whale-watching in Juneau and saw several Humpback Whales, plus some Stellar Sea Lions that were playing on a buoy. We saw bald eagles and Mendenhall Glacier, which is magnificent.

In Skagway, we went on a jet-boat tour of the Chilcat River, in the heart of the Alaskan Bald Eagle Preserve, and saw more bald eagles, a moose, and incredible scenery.

We spent our last couple of days at sea checking out Glacier Bay and College Fjord. We watched the Margherite Glacier calve several times, saw lots of birds, and enjoyed the 30-degree sleet, knowing that home was seeing over 100.

We fell in love with the Alaskan wildlife, the scenery, the pace of life. One day we’ll go back, whether it’s for vacation or something more permanent. If you get a chance to get up that way, absolutely do it. It was the experience of a lifetime. God’s mighty hand was awesomely and amazingly evident everywhere we looked.

Here are some of the sights we laid eyes on while we were there…

More tales to come… stay tuned.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. July 9, 2007 12:43 pm

    Looks like you had an awesome time. Love the pics.

  2. July 9, 2007 1:05 pm

    What a fantastic slideshow! Great post, great pictures!

  3. Lynda permalink
    July 9, 2007 2:26 pm

    Looks like you all had an awesomely wonderful time! I’m so happy for you. Alaska has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember. Maybe someday…

    It’s as beautiful as I always dreamed it would be.

  4. July 9, 2007 5:28 pm

    Wow. How cool. Can’t wait to hear more. I figured you were vacationing somewhee (but wouldn’t have guessed Alaska)… either that, or that visit to the dentist really put you under! ha! Glad you’re back.

  5. July 10, 2007 6:12 pm

    Great shots. You captured the beauty well in your composition. One day we’ll take the trip to Alaska.

  6. July 11, 2007 3:48 am

    Great pictures! Thanks for sharing. Someday I just might make it to Alaska. Hope you get to visit there again too.

  7. July 11, 2007 6:49 pm

    @Jill – thankfully it wasn’t the dentist, but this fantastic trip!
    @Lynda – make your dream a reality! Start saving your pennies and make it happen!
    @Scott and Leroy – Make it happen, for sure. It’s the trip of a lifetime.
    @Christine and Jeff – thanks for the kind comments. I had a great time taking the pics and a great time sharing them. Glad you liked them!


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