Alaska

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We have been to Alaska many times and always find it so inspiring to be in a land so large and beautiful and to realize how small and insignificant we really are. It is quite the humbling experience. Alaska is the largest of the states in the United States of America  in land mass and is the 4th least populated. Half of the residents of the state live in Anchorage! The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867 for 7.2 million dollars………..the value of one of Brad Pitt’s houses!

The changes to the glaciers through the years we have been visiting are a true indication of global warming. What once was a beautiful ice and snow paradise is quickly becoming a barren brown desolation.

The hotel we stay in has sea planes arriving on the lake outside…..we were never brave enough to ride in one……..I be the witch has been on several! We purchased some of Matthew Adams beautiful pottery and my favorite, the traditional Alaskan doll with the handmade clothing that is removable. Such beautiful craftmanship!

I hope you enjoy our journey to Alaska and if you have not been…….put it on your bucket list!  Make sure you take the train from Anchorage to Seward and then the tour of Prince William Sound to see what remains of the beautiful glaciers.

Our Favorite Hotel

View from Hotel Window

Anchorage

….lions….and tigers…..and BEARS……….OH MY!!!!!!!

Cute Seal

Eskimo Doll made from Reindeer Antler with Removable Clothing

 
Such Beauty
The Journey Begins…………
Beauty Everywhere
In a distance……….Denali
 

 

Beautiful Pastoral Scenes
Vast Open Spaces
 
Magical Wilderness
…..and more ice
Giant Fields of Ice
Portage Glacier
Out Fishing
The Town of Seward
Ancient Ice
Prince William Sound
So many Glaciers!
This ain’t no Flying Monkey!!!!

 

A Magical Place

13 responses »

  1. Oh how beautiful, I’ve always wanted to go on an Alaska cruise. I would just love a log cabin in the wilderness, as long as I had plenty to read though…:)

  2. I loved Alaska and would love to see more. My experience was only from a cruise ship from Seattle to Skagway with ports in between, but it was still breathtaking at every turn. Thanks for sharing this!

  3. As for the bears, oh my! I’ve no need to go that long distance to Alaska.
    Just lifted up my eyes Thursday morning from my computer to look out the back window and there were three of them passing by, momma and two cubs. On second thought, perhaps I’d rather they were in Alaska!

  4. Alaska evokes such wonderful images – mountains, water, glaciers. Indeed this is wilderness beauty at its finest. Then to bring everything down to our scale – the wonderful doll. Another lovely journey with my favorite traveling companion – The Tin Man. V>.

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