Thursday, June 08, 2006
Our Alaskan Vacation
Hello! I am beginning a special RUSH project this week, so before I get busy I'd like to share a few Alaskan memories in words and pictures. Mostly pictures.
First of all, I highly recommend the Alaska cruise for anyone who's ever been inclined to travel north. Everyone ought to see our northernmost state--it's amazingly beautiful and there's lots to see and do. A real pioneer spirit pervades the cities, and even the sun shines almost all day and all night. (We never once saw a starry sky. We crashed long before the daylight did.)
I'll hope these pictures come out in the right order: we played pingpong and threw pots. (Whenever I get frustrated with writing, I threaten to chuck it all and make pots. Well, I discovered that making pots isn't as easy as it looks, but I do have a slightly-strange looking pot on my desk now. I may take up pottery as a hobby.)
We flew in a float plane over the mountains and had all-you-can-eat crab legs for breakfast (with cheesecake for dessert). We saw glaciers and bald eagles and fished for salmon (didn't catch any, but someone on the boat did.) We rode horses and learned about art (more on that later). At we ate and ate and made friends and ate some more. (Don't even talk to me about healthy eating this week.)
In any case, we sailed from Vancouver BC and stopped in Ketchican, Juneau, Skagway, and Whittier, then drove up to Anchorage before flying home. An amazing adventure. If you ever get the chance to go, take it!