Thursday, June 18, 2009

First week in Alaska....WOW!

We have been in Alaska for a full week now, and WOW is all I can say! What an amazing place, from top to bottom, inside out! And I am SO GLAD that we took the full two weeks instead of shortening our trip to save on money!

The first amazing thing is just how light it is here in June in Alaska - when we wake up we never know if it's midnight, or 3am, or morning, as there is always some light in the sky! Hard to get used to but very interesting!

We went up to Denali National Park and Talkeetna first. Then a few nights in Seward, an ocean town on the Kenai Peninsula where we took a sea cruise and saw whales, sea lions, otters, and were amazed at the Alaskan Glaciers. This one is the Holgate Glacier, a part of the Exit Glacier - truly amazing!

Now we are in Soldatna on the Kenai River, catching more salmon than we can eat. My daughter, Heather, appears to becoming a fly fisherwoman & is loving the catching and the eating of the salmon! We're staying at a beautiful quiet resort called A Wandering Moose - where you can catch salmon off the dock and moose really do wander through the yard! We're hoping the grizzly bears don't wander so close, or at least if they do I want a local and a big lens really close!

It's amazing how many small planes are here in Alaska - I guess it's the best transportation route! We'll be learning about that transportation method tomorrow when we take a float plane out to Lake Clark National Park!


Sarah Hodzic said...

Kay these photos are great!!! I am so jealous, I would LOVE to go to Alaska!

Looks like you guys are having an awesome time. Can't wait to see more...

SusanO said...

What a super trip! Thanks for sending the pics. They are all amazing, but the one with the eagle is my favorite!

Jennifer said...

Kay, these photos are incredible! It looks like everyone was having such a great time - what a fantastic experience! - Jenn

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