A large group of us embarked on a grand adventure today (Thursday, the 19th) to the Kenai Fjord Tours out of Seward. Included on this adventure we had me, my mom, Lisa, Courtland, Dreamie, Mary, Grandma, Amy, Ed, Karen, Emma, Maggie, Christine, Tess, Kate, Kamilla, Katie, and Hendy. It was so much fun, and we saw good stuff. We saw puffins, sea lions and otters, porpoises (or is it porpi?), orcas, humpbacks (from a distance), and a bunch of other random animals. We also went to this one glacier and heard it rumble and watched it break apart. And the weather was just AWESOME! Over 3/4 of our group had never been on the tour before, so it was a new, fun and exciting experience for all. And Krystal Brayton if you read this, I thought of you many times and you were missed. This was my first time going without you! Well, here are A LOT of pictures, but not as many as I had. I took around 80, but Hendy took like 240 or so! Whew! We also have some video, so perhaps I"ll try to get some of that on at a later time! All I can say is Alaska is so incredibly beautiful!
Me in front of the glacier! I found this sweet coat in the girls room. It's gore-tex!
Katie, Tess, Mary, Courtland, Kamilla, Emma and Dreamie heading out of the bay.
Dreamie, Court, Emma, Mary, Kate and Tess before we left the harbor.
Dreamie, Kate and Tess exploring the boat with me before we left.
Everyone eating lunch of breaded halibut, chips, apple and a drink. It was pretty good!
Me with the Thompsons. Woo hoo!
Mom and Dreamie!
Rockin' Maggie! She's starting to say "I love you!" For reals...
A lazy sea lion!
YAY, we saw some whales. I literally said "Thumbs up, we saw whales!" Cause we were so excited to have seen some!
Mary and Christine
Court, me and Tess in front of the glacier
So my camera didn't zoom too far, so I put the lens right in the eye hole of the binoculars and this is what happened. The gray part right around the very middle was a little waterfall coming out of the glacier. It was cool.
The glacier. I think a chunk had just fallen into the water.
This is for my friend Mary. She, our friend Rachel, and I hike this last year. It's Mt. Marathon. It is 3,022 feet high and from bottom to top is like 3 miles. It was quite the feat last year, but awsome!
AND THE WHALES! I suggest you click on this to make it bigger to see them better. They were so cool!
Well, that's all for now folks. I"ll put more pictures up tomorrow of Courtland and Dreamie's b-day party and my, Emma and Karen's pit stop on the way up to Anchorage to pick up uncle Ed that we did yesterday. Vary beautiful! I need to get to beddy by though!
p.s. I now have Millie's cell phone. The number is 801-404-2234. Call me, especially after 9 (Alaska time) because it's free minutes! whoo!