We Went on a Vacation…

By Tuesday, May 25, 2010 7 0

… and it was glorious.

Here are some photos of our week-long trip to Alaska.

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on the boat

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the weather was decidedly NOT Alaskan. On the boat it was cold but the sun was beautiful almost every day.

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we went to Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau

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I took lots of creative photos in Skagway

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and we also took a lovely train ride to White Pass

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on which I took a LOT of photos, this one being among my favorites

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and this one also

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we saw the Grand Pacific Glacier calve in Glacier Bay, and it was cold and rainy that day


then we arrived in Ketchikan, a delightfully colorful town


where we did a ropes course and zipline challenge

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finally, in Victoria, B.C., we walked to deserve a giant final dinner and I took some nice photos.

Check out Flickr for more. We’re so grateful we were able to take this trip and see God’s creation in Alaska. It’s a lot like Washington, but in some places it was simply grander.

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  • Oooh, how did you feel on the ropes course? Were you there when I positively had a mental break down on the ropes course we did with youth group in senior high? UGH. LOL You’re braver than I! I hope it was fun for you.

    Your pictures are lovely; I also really like the train shot!

    Welcome back!

    P.S. I got your text message, but I got it in church so I didn’t respond then and then I forgot, but I would be happy to chat with you. You know where to find me!

    P.P.S. I left this on your FB page, but I now have comment subscription capability so you don’t have keep checking manually.


    • I do remember that, but for very different reasons. Ha ha! While you were freaking out on the knot (that thing was hard!), the rest of the group was a little backed up behind you, so I was standing on a platform and Chris was behind me, balancing on a rope by holding onto a rope. At one point, he lost his balance and almost fell. Even though he wasn’t worried, and we were all strapped in to our harnesses, I totally freaked out and screamed for him not to fall. It was sort of embarrassing but also one of the first times I acknowledged the feelings I had for Chris. So, it was with that experience in mind that we booked this excursion. I wondered how different we would be! It was actually a little easier than the one at Island Lake because it was more zip line than ropes. So, not a lot of strength needed, just willingness to float through the air fairly quickly. 🙂 We were both pretty fearless except I HATE balancing on beams, and Chris climbed to the top of a rock wall twice while I barely made it 6 feet up. Not a fan of rock walls.

      The sun: I KNOW!!! Blessed!

    • P.S. I don’t have that gallery photo thing! 🙁 Eventually I will buy hosting and use the same thing you do, probably.

      • For serious, you should. It’s like… $8.99 or $9.99 for domain registration, and I have FREE hosting. Come on, that’s cheaper than LUNCH at most places, and you will use it all the time! 🙂 I think it’s a decent investment.

  • P.P.P.S. I’m glad it was sunny a lot – I know that’s something you thrive on.

  • Katie

    I love the way you have told the story with one photo then a comment then another photo… and it sounds like you had a really great trip! And the photos are beautiful! xx