I have always wanted to go to Alaska, in fact I wanted to live there. You can ask my sister Betsy, when we were both at home in Pennsylvania I always hated the summers and she loved them. I always loved the winters and she hated them. So we would always say that she would move to Florida and I would move to Alaska. Well, at least one of us met our goal. :-) I really try not to complain, but really, for a Pennsylvania girl whose favorite season is fall first and winter second and wanted to live in Alaska it does seem a little cruel that I ended up in one of the hottest states in the country - FLORIDA.
Anyway, back to the vacation - I will share some pictures but some of the best parts were when we arrived at Tracey Arm Fjord. It is basically a melted glacier and big chunks of ice are everywhere. The other was just being with our family during the trip that really made it even better and last but not least was having the opportunity to reconnect with some of our family in WA state. they were so gracious and hospitable and we just had a great time with them. So here are a few pictures:
Me and My Sweet Brother George (this is at the Fjord)
this huge boat was going in the narrow passageway of mountains and glaciers
Ice chunks from the glacier
You can't go to Alaska without saying hello to Sarah!
Skagway, Alaska - everything grows so beautifully there
Some great traveling companions :)
Me and my hubby in front of a glacier in Juneau, AK
You can't show cruise pics without one of a towel animal!
Hubby and his mom.
My brother George, sister Pat, niece Ginger and me - Oh and of course STARBUCKS!!
(We missed you Betsy!)
Brother George, Hubby, Brian (Gingers hubby) Nephew Larry and Great nephew Jacob
Wild Salmon from Washington State!