Alaska Revisited

I wish I could visit Alaska every single summer. It’s breathtakingly beautiful!


Although my three vacations there have all been on the same path – the Inside Passage by way of Holland America – I don’t think I would ever grow weary of that majestic scenery. One of these days I’ll spend more time and enjoy more of the interior. Meanwhile, I invite you to another viewing of an “Alaska Slideshow”!

We had never been in the Tracy Arm Fjord.  It was a cold and fabulous day of scenic cruising.

The glaciers are such an incredible blue!

Although we had been to Juneau a couple of times, we’d never realized just how easy it is to ride a bus out to Mendenhall Glacier.  We had perfect weather.  Perfect!

G has a new camera.  He took all these photos, and I’m a spoiled girl – because he likes to take pictures of me.  I really enjoyed seeing the ones he took at this waterfall right beside the glacier.  (They look so tiny when you’re viewing them from the ship.  They are so powerful and huge when you’re standing right there!)

I love Sitka.  Such a picturesque place.  Couldn’t wait to get back to enjoy the flowers…

The sweet shops with the nesting dolls…

The beautiful St. Michael’s Cathedral…

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Did I mention the flowers?

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It was our pleasure to travel with G’s sister and our brother-in-law on this lovely voyage.  Their first cruise… so much fun for us to snap their photos!

Ketchikan was filled with special treats this time, and I’m not just talking about the canned salmon we shipped home!

A very good friend from Guam days is now there with the Coast Guard.  Got to meet his lovely wife, and loved our beautiful walk with them at the historical park of “Totem Bight”.

Lots of photo taking… always.

Have I mentioned the beautiful flowers in Alaska?

G celebrated his 50th birthday on this cruise.  What fun for us!  It just happened to be on a formal night.

He was like a kid in a candy shop touring Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria, B.C.  A woodworker’s dream!

We loved that tour!  Old castles and cathedrals are always very high on our sight seeing list.

We’re just two drifters off to see the world.  Absolutely thrilled every chance we get… and tickled pink that you’ve taken a few minutes to see our photos.

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12 Responses to “Alaska Revisited”

  1. kim says:

    Beautiful!

  2. Nico says:

    Enjoyed every photo! Barney and I loved the magnificence of Tracy Arm Fjord as well: turquoise icebergs, roaring waterfalls, calving glaciers, and water that looked as thick as syrup. We were not brave enough to take off on our own. We watched a late couple running to try to get ship, but she pulled out without them.

  3. Sandy says:

    Oh Nico! Missing the ship is always a little fear in the back of my mind. I don’t cut that corner close… EVER!

  4. lawaanda calton says:

    Fabulous color in these photos! And very wonderful sights! The birthday celebration was pretty special!

  5. Bette says:

    Absolutely glorious!

  6. Mary Anne says:

    Beautiful pictures. Hope to make that journey sometime.

  7. Sandy says:

    Well, obviously… I highly recommend it to everyone! I hope you all can go!

  8. Cheryl says:

    Beautiful as always! Didn’t realize you had been on this cruise so many times! Whenever we get ready to go maybe you can be our escort! I love going “out on my own” when I am with an experienced traveler! That is why I love going with Brie & Vince…although I’m sure we cramp their style!

  9. Denae says:

    Love the pictures and all the stories! Especially love the flowers!!

  10. Pam says:

    Beautiful pictures! That is our dream vacation someday too…so thank you for sharing until we can get there! I loved the up close picture of those pink flowers! The beautiful details of God’s handiwork!

  11. Silas Shotwell says:

    I’ll never forget the joy of boarding a ship at night in a fjord in Alaska and then waking up in the morning in Glacier Bay surrounded by icebergs . Thanks for sharing.

  12. Robin Green says:

    Gary could certainly build that Craigdarroch Castle for someone in New Mexico. Glad he is always collecting ideas for his mental files. I love your last picture….. off to see the world!

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