S: Alaska 2012
FC: Alaska 2012
1: Welcome to Alaska! 7-21-2012 Day 1: Fly into Fairbanks, Alaska Chuck took these pictures of our hotel after 10:30 PM without a flash in the misty rain.
2: Day 2: Fairbanks Ice Bridges by our hotel People use the frozen river as a road and bridge in winter.
4: Day 2 continued: The TransAlaska Pipeline, Gold Dredge 8, and The Sternwheeler Cruise Tour
8: Day 3: Travel by Rail to Denali Afternoon: Covered Wagon Tour
10: Day 4: All day bus tour of Denali National Park
12: Day 5: Mt. McKinley (Talkeetna) Only 30% of visitors ever get to see the mountain. We saw it both days we were there!
14: Day 6: Trip to Kenai with a stop in Anchorage
15: Day 7: Kenai and the Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise of Aialik Glacier
20: Day 8: To Whittier to Board the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship
21: So began our amazing week aboard the Diamond Princess!
22: Days 9 and 10: Scenic Cruising of Hubbard Glacier and Glacier Bay
24: Day 11: White Pass Rail to the Summit, LiarsvilleGold Rush Camp, & Skagway
28: Day 12: Juneau, Capital of Alaska Whale Watch & Mendenhall Glacier
31: Salmon coming back to their birthing stream to spawn and die
32: Day 13: Ketchikan: Lumberjack Show & Totem Bight State Park | Our Last Day in Alaska (Day 14 at Sea)
34: This Alaskan fireweed plant is used to predict when winter will come. It blooms from the bottom up. When it has fully bloomed and starts to wilt, it is 6 weeks until the first snowfall.
35: Day 15: Vancouver, British Columbia and then our flight HOME