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Alaska 2012

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S: Alaska August 2012

FC: Alaska 2012

1: ALASKA | ALASKA | ARRIVED AUGUST 20,2012 | Our Holland America vacation started on land on 8/21/12 in Fairbanks and ended at sea on 9/2/12 in Vancouver, BC.

2: After traveling all day, these two greeted us at the Fairbanks Airport | August 20th

3: Day One It is nice to have a day of rest after flying the whole day before. Our hotel, the Regency Fairbanks, was not what we were expecting. But it was clean and comfortable. Met our Land Tour Guide Ruby today. | August 21st.

4: Full Size Refridge | Wonderful views, don't you think?

5: August 21st

6: August 22nd | Sunny and 75. Today we are off to the Riverboat for a 3 1/2 hr ride down the Tanana River.

7: Day Two

8: Met the sled dogs of the late Susan Butcher, four time winner of the Iditarod Race

10: CHENA VILLAGE | Alaskan Native guides walked us thru the Chena Village August 22nd

12: August 22nd | Panning for gold, getting rich

15: ALEYSKA PIPELINE Alyeska Pipeline Service Company formed in 1970 to design, build, maintain and operate the Trans Alaska Pipeline System. The pipeline today is recognized as a landmark engineering feat and remains essential to Alaska’s economy and central to the state’s industry.

16: Fairbanks | ALASKA

17: AYRES ROCK/ULURU the world's largest monolith and an Aboriginal sacred site is Australia's most famous natural landmark. | August 22nd

18: Great Ride

19: Day Three Sunny and 57. What a great day for a train ride, The train was awesome! We had a delicious breakfast in the dining car. On our way to Denali!!! | August 23rd

20: Our the train ride to Denali! Below is our bartender...nice. Great views, comfortable ride and food car below. Couldn't get much better.

21: The McKinley Chalet main lobby

22: Our first excursion- Side by Side ATV Ride

23: August 23rd

24: Breathtaking views on our ATV ride.

26: Atv views

27: Day Four Sunny and 56. Up very early today for the Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali. 8 hrs on a bus. We were one of the lucky groups. Mt. McKinley wasn't covered. Animals were very far away. Great trip, but long. | August 24th

28: Our bus and views of Denali on our trip in

30: Mt. McKinley and wildlife

32: Our room at the McKinley Chalet in Denali

33: On our way to Anchorage by train | 8 hour ride to from Denali to Anchorage | August 25th

35: Anchorage, great hotel. Only there overnight.

36: August 26th Overcast and 52. We leave Anchorage by bus and head towards Seward to board our ship; The Zaandam. Great day to travel.

38: Leaving Seward, very dreary day.

39: Our first towel animal! | August 27th full day at sea

40: August 28th Glacier Bay

41: Margerie Glacier

44: Leaving Glacier Bay

45: August 29th Haines

46: Views of Haines, great sunny day!

47: Leaving Haines | Turkey or Peacock?

48: Landing in Juneau | August 30th

50: Whale Watching

52: Mendenhall | Glaicer

54: Mendenhall Visitor Center

55: Juneau (view from the boat) | This boat kept following us..hmmm

56: Leaving Juneau

58: August 31st Ketchikan

59: Tim loved watching all the planes land and take off

60: Great American Lumberjack Show

63: Leaving Ketchikan

66: Last cruise day - full day at sea | We had a blast. | September 1st

69: Coming into Vancouver, BC

70: We're going home

71: Our final Port September 2nd

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  • Title: Alaska 2012
  • Our trip from 8/0/12 to 9/2/12
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