Long Post – Lots of Pictures…

Well, I have managed to get the house somewhat back to normal – still a few things to put away. John and I both feel like we are still on Alaska time…I’m forcing myself to go to bed at 11 PM and up by 7 AM tomorrow to see if that helps. I don’t know about anyone else, but Lindsey has been ancious for me to get some photos up. I told her that John and I had over 700 photos to upload to our computer and then sift through. Here is a sampling…a large sampling.

Boarding in Vancouver BC

Boarding in Vancouver BC

View from Mt. Roberts Tramway in Juneau

View from Mt. Roberts Tramway in Juneau

Juneau and Beyond...

Juneau and Beyond...

The downside to Juneau was the rain and most trails on Mt. Roberts were still closed due to avalance possibilities and snow!

Eagle in captivity on Mt. Roberts - he had been shot in the beak and eye - that\'s a glass eye.

Eagle in captivity on Mt. Roberts - he had been shot in the beak and eye

From the Captain William Moore Bridge looking back towards Skagway and headed to the Yukon

From the Captain William Moore Bridge looking back towards Skagway and headed to the Yukon

Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls

John, Me, Melodie and Mom on the Cpt. William Moore Bridge, Skagway

John, Me, Melodie and Mom on the Cpt. William Moore Bridge, Skagway

Views headed into the Yukon towards Carcross and Caribou Crossing

Views headed into the Yukon towards Carcross and Caribou Crossing

The Tutshi River - pronounced too-shy

The Tutshi River - pronounced too-shy

Flower photo for Hilary

Flower photo for Hilary

The different mountain colors and cloud formations were amazing.

The different mountain colors and cloud formations were amazing.

A black bear and brown bear beside the road!

A black bear and brown bear beside the road!

What are YOU looking at?!?

What are YOU looking at?!?

The YUKON! Wilderness!!

The YUKON! Wilderness!!

Bove Island

Bove Island

Carcross Desert - in ALASKA! Created by silt from melted glaciers.

Carcross Desert - in ALASKA! Created by silt from melted glaciers.

We ate a BBQ chicken lunch with homemade doughnuts for dessert here - yum!

We ate a BBQ chicken lunch with homemade doughnuts for dessert here - yum!

Emerald Lake - north of Caribou Crossing

Emerald Lake - north of Caribou Crossing

View headed back to Carcross

View headed back to Carcross

We stopped in Carcross, but I didn’t even get out of the bus – there wasn’t much there. What caught my attention was the school – grades K-9. That is all that was required by the government. If a child wanted to go to High School they had to drive to Whitehorse – 50 miles NORTH! It makes the 22 miles my kids drove to Wolfeboro look like nothing. They had snow, but didn’t have to worry about avalanches!

Getting on the White Pass Railroad to go back to Skagway.

Getting on the White Pass Railroad to go back to Skagway.

From the train looking back towards Skagway. Our ship is in the water in the middle of the photo.

From the train looking back towards Skagway. Our ship is in the water in the middle of the photo.

The front of the train headed around the bend.

The front of the train headed around the bend.

More flowers for Hilary

More flowers for Hilary

Heading into Glacier Bay National Park

Heading into Glacier Bay National Park

Looking at Margerie Glacier

Looking at Margerie Glacier

We spent an hour in the horseshoe of this glacier
We spent an hour in the horseshoe of this glacier

Melodie on the back deck of the ship

Melodie on the back deck of the ship

The amazing blue ice. We could hear the glacier \

The amazing blue ice. We could hear the glacier talk and saw some fall into the sea.

Incredible! God is an amazing Creator!

Incredible! God is an amazing Creator!

John and Mom looking at glaciers from the Explorers Cafe and Library.

John and Mom looking at glaciers from the Explorers Cafe and Library.

Leaving Glacier Bay

Leaving Glacier Bay

Watching for whales
Watching for whales

There were 4 whales that kept spouting near the ship and I finally caught this one\'s fluke.
There were 4 whales that kept spouting near the ship and I finally caught this one’s fluke.

30 PM!!!
An Alaskan Sunset – at 10:30 PM!!!

Melodie in Ketchikan looking back at our ship
Melodie in Ketchikan looking back at our ship

We went to the Alaskan Lumberjack Show  width=
We went to the Alaskan Lumberjack Show – here are the 2 man saws

Axe competition
Axe competition

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The end of the pole climb

The log roll
The log roll

Tlingkit (pronounced Klin kit) Totem Bight

Totem poles were not for worship, but were an Indian Scrapbook of sorts – they told the story of a life.

Community Gathering House

Community Gathering House

A gnarly root

A gnarly root

We ate most meals on the Lido Deck, but did get dressed up for the Rotterdam Dining Room one night.

Sisters...(Doy and Ding Lee -hahaha!)

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So, for some reason this is doing weird things…but anyway…This was an amazing trip! What wonderful memories! We enjoyed Alaska – the Last Frontier…

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5 thoughts on “Long Post – Lots of Pictures…

  1. Lindsey says:

    Who knew Granny had a glacier named after her?? Wonders never cease… The glaciers and that sunset are amazing.

  2. Karen says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the photos! What a wonderful trip!

  3. K-Ann says:

    WOW!!! It look like you had a great trip! I am so happy for you guys!! What beautiful photos!

  4. Betsey Holzhauer says:

    It was so great to see your pictures. We went in 2000 and 2002 and visited many of the same places, so it was great to re-live our trip. That is a superb way to go, isn’t it?

    Betsey

  5. jtaylortime says:

    WOW!!! What amazing photos! Did you know that Melissa and her husband lived in Skagway for a few months when they first got married? They now live in Soldotna, AK.

    Anyhow, I emailed that document to your hotmail address. Thanks again for being willing to help!

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