Wednesday, July 8, 2009

California Family Summer '09

Summer = Fun Family Time

Great Grandpa

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Our last day!! We had such a great trip. Hard to believe we went to celebrate our 10 yr anniversary. Where does time go?
We took a tram to the top of a ski resort. The views were beautiful. We spent a lot of the time talking to the kids. They were at my parent's house in California for the week.

The closest we came to wildlife

Steve imitating the bear

And another bear
And another one!

And finally back home to our own "Moose"

Monday, July 6, 2009

Anchorage, Alaska

After we got off the cruise ship, we headed into Anchorage. We rented a car and toured around for a few days.
This was a one way tunnel, the only way in and out of where the cruise ships docked
Finally... cell phone reception.
Which we didn't mind not having!
WOW!! I think this was used to remove snow/ice from the train tracks
God's Country!!
An old little town where we stayed at a bed-n-breakfast
Everything grows in Alaska because of all the rain!
I have never seen dandelions this big!
We had a cabin all to ourselves for the night
And to top it off, our own secluded hot tub!
Although I was anticipating a bear to appear at any moment

Sunday, July 5, 2009

College Fjord, Alaska

Our last day of cruising was spent at College Fjord. The Glaciers were AMAZING!! The Captain got us the closest the park ranger had ever been to the Glaciers there. We were about 300-400 yds away. The Glaciers were continously calving. It was a clear day, no rain, no fog... almost unheard of.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

The 4th of July was spent on the ship cruising through Glacier Bay. Each day we slept in more and more! We didn't get up til later to see the Glaciers. I'm sure we missed some great stuff, but we did enjoy what we did see!
And, the weather was amazing. The crew could not believe how lucky we were to have such warmth and sunshine.