S: Alaska 2012
FC: Alaska 2012
1: You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you. Nehemiah 9:6
3: Celebrating 50 Years of Marriage!
9: State Motto: North to the Future Sate Flower: Forget-me-not State Bird: Alaska Willow Ptarmigan. It can change it's color from light brown to snow white. State Tree: Sitka spruce. State Marine Mammal: Bowhead whale State Fish: King salmon. King salmon weighing up to 100 lbs. have been caught in Alaska. State Sport: Dog Mushing. It once was the primary form of transportation in most ofAlaska. Today dog sled racing is a popular winter sport. State Gem: Jade State Mineral: Gold. The search for gold played a major role in shaping the history of Alaska, form the discovery of gold in Juneau to the great gold rush in Nome. State Insect: Four spot skimmer dragonfly.
13: Alaska's State Song Eight stars of gold on a field of blue - Alaska's flag. May it mean to you The blue of the sea, the evening sky, The mountain lakes, and the flow'rs nearby: The gold of the early sourdoughs dreams, The precious gold of the hills and streams; The brilliant stars in the northern sky, The "Bear" - "Dipper" -and, shining high, The great North Star with its steady light, Over land and sea a beacon bright. Alaska's flag - to Alaskans dear, The simple flag of a last frontier.
16: Fun Facts about Alaska | How big are they? Very big! - 586,400 Square Miles - They are 2 times the size of Texas - They have 29 volcanoes - 33,000 miles of coastline! - 1,4000 miles North to South - 2,700 miles East to West - Over 1/2 the world's Glaciers - 55 miles east of Russia - They are the only state to have coastlines on three different seas. Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea.
17: A Kodiak Bear can weigh up to 1,400 pounds and get as tall as 11 ft. high.
21: Depending on the season...there are area's of Alaska that get 24 hrs. of daylight and 24 hrs. of night.
22: One of the highlights of our trip... Shopping in Ketchikan, Alaska with Daniel for Michelle's Engagement Ring! | Buying an engagement ring on his Grandparents 50th anniversary trip made this memory extra special.
23: "...For I know the plans I have for you, " declares the LORD,"plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future..." Jeremiah 29:10-12
24: Note: No Aunties were hurt during this photo session.
27: Good Food | Great Service! Thanks to Demetri and Sebastian
28: Lots of Shows to enjoy... Sebastian's fiancée is one of the dancers on the ship.
29: Tom, Daniel and Lisa found various places on the ship to play their favorite game...Settlers of Catan. | Daniel enjoys a nice haircut. He has big plans when he gets home! | B I N G O | Daniel is in the Internet Cafe writing to Michelle. | Soaking up the beautiful weather. | The cabin was big enough to play games in! | Enjoying time together!
31: Time to go home. But the memories will last forever. Thank you Grandma and Grandpa aka (Mom and Dad). We will never forget it!