This weeks Fun Monday Hostess is Alison. Here's the assignment she's prepared for us. I'm really looking forward to all the great photos and stories this one should generate!
Vacations...this is the time of year when most of us go on vacations. Show us and/or tell us about your favorite vacation - where you went, what you did, etc. Pictures would be great. Let's all take a trip around a the world via our FM friends!!
I love vacations. It's really hard to choose one as a favorite. So I decided to go with my most recent favorite.
In July 2007, we headed North to Alaska to celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary. Kilowatt and I were married in Alaska, at the Alyeska Resort. Ironically, we didn't visit the resort in 2007 because it was raining so hard the day we were in that area. Alaska is hard to describe with just words, so I'll let some of my hundreds of photos do the talking.
We started out in this lower 48 city - do you recognize it?
Yes, there is a mountain in the distance. The city is Seattle, and the photo was taken from here.
Next, we took the Amtrak Cascades to this wonderful city:
After we departed from Vancouver, we sailed North up the Inside Passage. We stopped first at Ketchikan, where it was raining. I've give up on ever seeing Ketchikan in the sun. Next stop Juneau, where it was quite lovely. We took a photography tour - of course, if you are in Alaska, what do you photograph? These:
And then some of these:
Next stop, my favorite port, Skagway. We took the White Pass and Yukon railroad over some white-knuckle territory:
Once we reached our final port, we headed inland. We only saw these at the Alaskan Wildlife refuge, although that may not be a bad thing. Don't think I'd want to be this close to one in the wild:
Participated in this:
Enjoyed a ride behind Iditarod competitor Vern Halter's dogs:
Finally, on our last day, look who peaked out to say hi. We took a ride on a Mahay's Jetboat (a tiny one shows in the photo.) I should note here that our last visit McKinley never graced us with a view, so this was an extra special treat.
Sigh... everytime I look at these I want to go back and do it all again!