Monday, August 12, 2019

Alaska

A trip that we have always wanted to make was a summer cruise to Alaska.  We decided to do it instead of a party to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary.  The best part was we also took our children and their spouses.




The weather for the entire trip was picture perfect and we were told over and over again from the locals how we "nailed" the weather.

We decided to start in Seward, AK and cruise down to Vancouver, Canada.  It was just a dream come true.

I was amazed at the sounds heard while visiting the Hubbard Glacier - the largest in North America.  The sounds of thunder as sections calved, or broke away, and the popping of the ice in the water was something that I never imagined.




We did white water rafting below the Mendenhall Glacier in 33* water.




We saw whales and "rafts" of otters.




There was the historic rail through the Klondike White Pass trail, crab fests and off roading.



There were colorful villages to be seen.



Most of all it was a trip full of laughs and memories with all of our children.  We have been so blessed.





21 comments:

  1. This looks like so much fun! I've always wanted to go to Alaska and I love the idea of doing this instead of a big [stressful!] anniversary party!

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  2. Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate! Alaska is so beautiful.

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  3. Wow, that looks like a wonderful adventure, and a perfect celebration.

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  4. Hi Mary happy anniversary my friend
    Wow what a wonderful trip you all had xx

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  5. A wonderful way for you all to celebrate your 50th .....
    Loved seeing you all have so much fun...

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  6. Wow what a wonderful trip you have had with your family along to help you celebrate such a great milestone - congratulations.

    I am visiting your lovely blog via stitchingfarmgirl from NZ, and I look forward to visiting your site in future.

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  7. Wonderful way to celebrate, Mary! Beautiful trip and beautiful family...Happy Anniversary!

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  8. What a beautiful family and wonderful trip! Congrats on your 50th anniversary. WOW! What great memories. I love to see all those smiles.

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  9. What a wonderful way to celebrate such a momentous occasion. Your photos are beautiful. Making memories is such a precious gift from God.

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  10. Thanks for sharing your trip! Congratulations!!

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  11. Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary! This was just the most perfect way to celebrate. How very special to have all of your children with you on a cruise to a beautiful place. Hugs!

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  12. Such a beautiful family and pictures of Alaska! Thank you for sharing them. The time must be so memorable. Such a great idea!

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  13. blessed with some nice looking kids

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  14. Happy Anniversary - that was the trip of a lifetime, and you really did luck out on the weather - gorgeous photos!

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  15. Such an amazing trip you experienced with all your loved ones! Fabulous photos. Love those ones of all your happy smiling faces. I can just imagine all the beautiful memories you will have. Happy Anniversary to you!

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  16. Happy Anniversary! This looks like such a fun and amazing trip. Having your family along was a great way to celebrate!

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  17. Congrats! Looks like a fun trip! What a great way to celebrate 50 years together! You have created a wonderful family!

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  18. What a wonderful trip! For my parent's 50th, several years ago, we gave them the choice of a cruise, a party, or a family week at OBX. They chose family. And it was one of the last times everyone was together. Oh the memories!

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  19. This is such a incredible way to celebrate your anniversary! LOVED seeing the photos. So great that you went rafting, I loved that too :)
    Amazing photos, Mary! A Very Happy Belated Anniversary to both of you!

    -Soma

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  20. I'd love to go to Alaska someday...it sure looks beautiful! :0)

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