Sunday, July 11, 2010

Our day in Juneau

We just got back from our family vacation. It was a dream come true. D saw Alaska and I saw my whales and bald eagles. We all came back smiling but exhausted out of our minds.

Our first port was in Juneau. We went on the Alaska Whales and Rain forest Trails excursion. It was awesome!! Before we ever even got on to our boat, we saw several bald eagles. Of course I was going ballistic. I could watch them forever.

We rode a boat out to see the humpbacks and sea lions.

The kids were so funny. They kept telling everyone that this was probably their mom's best day of her life seeing how I had seen the whales AND eagles. Too funny. Then we went on a hike through the rain forest where we saw a beaver,

a porcupine high up in a tree,

moss, granite rocks, flowers,
and the Mendenhall Glacier. There's a man kayaking out there next to the glacier, so you really get a feel for the size of it.

It was a great day. How could it not be? Look at this guy.
But, he's taken. He's all mine. Nothing like a good kiss with a good looking guy up in Alaska. :)


The Payne Family said...

I was wondering why I haven't heard from you. I'm glad you had a wonderful time. Can't wait to hear from you this week ;)

tgood said...

Can I just tell you how much G missed you guys! He asked everyone at the Cabin to take him to Jenae's house, because that's where his mom was going to pick him up. And he asked Garrett at one point if he knew his mom's phone number so he could talk to you. It was sweet.

Glad you guys had a fun/safe trip! I'm slightly jealous! One day... One day we'll get there...

Cheri said...

I love whales.. But I've never been to Alaska.. it's on my bucket list though.. Glad you had a good time..

Amy said...

Yay! So glad you got to visit... way sad that big ol' boat didn't sail on up to Kodiak though!!

Lori said...

How exciting I have always wanted to visit Alaska. Im glad you had a Great time!!

Lynn said...

How fun! I didn't know you went to Alaska. Looks like you had a great time.

Erika said...

I love the whale and eagle shots! And that you both got to see things you have wanted to see all in one trip!