As many of you know, David and I, along with
my siblings and their spouses
try to take a trip each year together.
This year the trip was to Alaska.
Unfortunately, my brother Lynn
and his wife Terry were not able
to get away from jobs this year,
so they didn't get to go with us.
I am definitely not the pro-photographer
of the trip. That distinction goes
to my brother-in-law, Randy.
But here are a few of the highlights
from my camera.
Note: The pictures loaded in a crazy
order, so I will jump around
with the highlights.
|We loved wandering the little towns of|
Skagway, Juneau, and Ketchikan and
seeing unusual sights like this little
car with the top hatted driver.
|The flowers in Alaska are amazing.|
This Texas girl thought everything was
bigger in Texas, but Alaska flowers
proved me wrong.
|Traveling with this guy is always fun!|
The first couple of days, we had
drizzle, which we expected the entire
trip, but we were blessed with beautiful
weather the rest of the time.
|This was the sight flying into Fairbanks.|
I was amazed at how green everything was.
|This was the first morning of our trip.|
This is a great group to travel with!
For those who don't know my family, from left to right
Randy, Kim, Terry, Gail, me and David.
We thought about photoshopping in
Lynn and Terry
|This is a reindeer that we saw on|
our first excursion. We learned that
reindeer and caribou are the same
except that reindeer can fly.
(actually reindeer are domesticated)
|This is the Alaska Fireweed.|
It is everywhere and grows taller
than my sister-in-law, Gail.
For those of you that know her,
you will realize that is not all that tall.
Just kidding, Gail.
It is one of the first plants that
returns after a wildfire.
|This is one of the fishermen from the Deadliest Catch|
Excursion. He had as much or more fun than
those of us who were on the tour.
|This picture was taken at about 9:30 p.m.|
I LOVED it being light all the time.
I'm sure that I wouldn't appreciate the winter
|Another flower picture.|
I was captivated!
|This is a beautiful Athabaskan Indian|
in her summer parka. She was delightful.
Alaska was more than I ever expected!
God definitely used his paintbrush
in that beautiful land.