alaska

Friday, July 15, 2016

Hi Friends!

I can't believe it is the middle of July!  Can you?  Wow.
And I have been home from Alaska for almost a week and this is my first time here.  I just felt a little overwhelmed and behind the 8 ball so needed to play catch up.  

I wanted to share a few photos from AMAZING Alaska.  
It was my first time there and I am smitten.
We spent the first three nights in Sitka.  We fished for two days (well, my three kids and I only made it one day... the waters were ROUGH) and caught King Salmon and Halibut.  SO excited that our freezer is now full of super fresh, healthy fish.  
Then we flew North to Gustavus to stay at Glacier National Lodge.  Incredible views from the plane.
Gustavus is my favorite new small town.  Super friendly, super cute.  We spent the Fourth of July watching their parade.  Those people know how to do it!  Then there was a reading of the Declaration of Independence with many locals taking a turn reading.  It was so wonderful to see the closeness and realness in this community.  I loved that my children were able to experience it all.
We took a day boat to Marjerie Glacier, seeing not only that incredible sight, but bears, moose, bald eagles, whales, sea lions and sea otters.  It was a spectacular day.  
I spent little time knitting and working on Pink Memories.  Most of my knitting was done during airplane hours.  There was little down time.  
The view of the Fairweather Mountains from Glacier Bay Lodge our last morning.  Can't you just smell the crispness!

I'll see you next week!  Happy weekend!

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10 comments

  1. So so so beautiful! I keep wanting to go there but the details bog me down. I now have top of my list visiting Glacier National Park and Bryce Canyon....I can't imagine two more opposite national parks that are equally as incredible. Glad you had a wonderful trip with the family and came home with delicious fish :)

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    1. Sarah... you are gonna LOVE Glacier National Park. I googled Bryce Canyon... those images are AMAZING!

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  2. What a beautiful place. I didn't know you had older kids. This was a smart trip because Alaska would interest the teenagers.

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    1. yes! it was the perfect vacation with teenagers! and guess what? hardly any wifi... DREAMY! but let me tell you, they are like wifi csi's. they can detect it from miles away! :)

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  3. Wow, that sounds like a fabulous trip!

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    1. thanks karen! it really was. such a spectacular part of the country. xx

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  4. oh wow, those photos!! I'd love to go to Alaska one day. I'm with you on wondering where July has disappeared to- but then again, I feel like every day goes so fast!

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    1. oh! i know, julie. the days are flying by. trying to keep my lists short to free some time to soak up the days.

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