S: Alaska 2011
BC: The End
FC: Alaska 2011
1: EMBARKING ON A ONCE IN A LIFETIME | Joe and Purdey (and Baby D) You guys mean the world to us and I am so excited you came on this trip with us. Purdey..you made my day when you said you would talk to Joe about coming on this Alaska trip. It meant even more when you agreed to go even after you found out Baby D was on the way. I know it was not the action adventure trip you guys were used to. Joe..Chase adores you. I know he probably drove you crazy, but I so appreciate the time you took with him. I can't wait to meet your little guy. You are not going to believe how much love you can have for one tiny person. I hope you guys had a good time . The trip would not have been near as much fun without you both. Chase still begs me to watch the Honey Badger video...THANKS for that too.
3: Our view | from the sky
4: Around Anchorage
6: On August 8th Jason departed for his hunt and the rest of us jumped on a train headed for Denali
7: LIFE IS A JOURNEY, NOT A DESTINATION. | RALPH WALDO EMERSON
8: The train ride was fun. It was a little overcast, but the view was still so beautiful. | This lady lives just off the tracks and delivered the wild willow roses to the Conductor.
9: Dall Sheep on the mountain | Beautiful rainbow as we arrived in Denali | Chase and Joe hanging out | Willow Rose Lady | It was a beautiful trip
10: Cabin Nite Dinner Theater It was an interesting night. Let's just say we had lots of laughs and the food was good.
12: Horseshoe Lake
13: We went on a morning hike to Horseshoe Lake. It was really pretty.
15: Denali Sled Dog Demonstration | We about froze to death during the demonstration. I think it was in the low 40s. It was still a fun time and very interesting.
16: We thought we were going to miss getting to see the BIG Mountain, since it likes to stay hidden in the clouds. Luckily, Purdey had the great idea to swing by Earthquake Park on our way to Seward...and there it was..Beautiful Mt. McKinley!! | 20,320 Feet
17: Mt. McKinley
18: Traveling the Seward Highway
20: Rafting Trip on the Kenai River It was beautiful. Not the most comfortable trip but the scenery was amazing.
22: Joe and Chase's Fishing Trip on the Kenai River Lets just say it is a good thing the scenery was nice. Not so many fish caught:)
25: A GRAND ADVENTURE IS ABOUT TO BEGIN | WINNIE THE POOH | Northwestern Glacier Cruise
26: Orca "Killer" Whales We were lucky enough to get to see two groups of these beautiful whales. One actually went right under our boat...Awesome.
27: Thanks to our wonderful Captain, We got to go way off our route to chase down these beautiful whales. They were huge. Fin Whales are the second largest whale species They exceed 75 feet. It was amazing getting to see them. | Fin Whales
28: Humped Back Whale and a cute little Sea Otter
29: Stellar Sea Lions | This one our Captain said looked like"Bubba jumping in the pool."
30: Northwestern Glacier
31: Harbor Seals on the glacier ice
32: This trip was so pretty, I could not help adding a few more pictures. This day made the whole trip worth it for us. Words can not describe how beautiful and exciting it was.
35: Marine Bird Exhibit
39: Chase had to do a picture when we got back that was themed...Your Silliest Summer Story. He chose trying to catch a big salmon with his hands. We all cracked up watching all of it unfold. Only my country boy would try something like this
40: Candids go figure...Joe is in most of them