Alaska

Alaskan Cruise....July 8th thru July 23rd, 2006
What a difference a day makes. We continued to see Denali for 3 days straight. We spent an extra day in Vancouver, BC prior to boarding our Island Princess. This is a great place to check out! Don't look down! Actually, you're 250 feet above the river while crossing the 450 foot-long suspension bridge. And YES, it does rock!
Once across the bridge, we saw these vines climbing the redwoods looking for light. Nancy and I in front of the bridge Some flora along the way
Totem Poles (preferrably called "Story Poles") in Stanley Park Leaving Vancouver, BC, Canada Going under Lion's Gate Bridge
A slug in the Ketchikan rainforest My King caught in Ketchikan, AK A great day Salmon fishing! Nice 36lb'r Jim!!
Here fishy, fishy Mendenhal Glacier in Juneau, AK Need to revisit here and hike back to the waterfall and glacier. We only had an hour to spend here and it took the old folks half of that time getting off the bus! ;-)
Our Island Princess docked in Skagway Rock art in Skagway Glacier Bay
We watched "calving" take place here! Very majestic place More glaciers in Glacier Bay
A mountain range full of glaciers These glacial "fingers" rise over 200 feet in the air Ice Blue
A humpback! More beauty Alaskan oil pipeline in Fairbanks
Some art outside a restaurant in Skagway College Fjords are full of beautiful glaciers College Fjords
Some sun sneaking out DSC 6001 adj DSC 6004 adj
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Sunset at around midnight DSC 6138 adj Go ahead, take my picture! Bear cub at the Wildlife Conservation area just outside Whittier, AK
Some local flora BIG brown bear Sleepy Moose
This bald eagle had only one wing, but it was no less regal Muskox Reindeer
On the porch of Princess' Mt McKinley Lodge. Too many clouds to see Denali on this day. The lodge from the access road Very blue flowers
Some yellow too! DSC 6726 adj DSC 6734 adj
Horseshoe Lake in Denali National Forest Horseshoe Lake DSC 6748 adj
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Susan's dogs getting ready to pull an ATV around her property Ah, that was fun! This flower was growing out of a rooftop that was covered with sod for insulation.