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.