Wednesday, August 01, 2007

The Adventure Begins

The Adventure Begins- Today is the day that we leave for parts Northwest.

We begin in Vancouver, B.C. with a 2-night stay. A gorgeous, gorgeous city- even the rain doesn't dampen ones mood.

Then off to Anchorage, Alaska- for a 5-day stay, where we will take a drive up to Denali to see Mt. McKinley. Possibly do some fishing (salmon, maybe?)

Then we take one of these-

Leaving from Whittier, Alaska. 7-days of cruising through the fjords of the Inside Passage- with various excursions thrown in. One tour that I am hoping to take is the flightseeing tour over 5 glaciers. In the photo at top you see a shot of Glacier Bay, one of the stops on our trip.

I say I am hoping to take it because last week one of the planes slammed into a mountain and killed all the tour passengers on board. There's a possiblity that they may be grounded.
The way I see it, though, is that I would rather take my chances and die doing something like this than on the Baltimore beltway on my way to work.

Here are some shots of the sights that I am HOPING to see.
Soaring Bald Eagles

Breaching Whales- both killer and humpback

Lumbering Moose

Bears- it is salmon spawning season- so bears should be all over the streams.

I'll try to post something here and there over the next 2 weeks.

“To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.”
John Muir


GrizzBabe said...

Wow, how beautiful. I'm impressed. And jealous.

Take me with you!!

Akelamalu said...

What a fantastic trip you have planned, have a great time and take loads of photographs please. x

Linds said...

Gewels! I take a brief, one-week hiatus and have missed so much in your Imagined Life!! First of all - I LOVED the update on your riding lessons. You're right about horses sensing fear in a person... or any negative emotion for that matter. They are smarter than all of the men I know. =) Second of all - that Honfest post cracked me up. I've never seen/heard of such a thing. And most importantly - your trip sounds so exciting! I've never been to Canada, or Alaska. Can't wait to hear details. Enjoy every single minute of it, you deserve it.

Miss you!

Love and hugs.

Paul Champagne said...

I spent 3 years in Alaska ... there is no prettier place in the world.

Barbara said...

What an adventure. I hope you see all that and more! Take lots of pics and share them with us.

Mother of Invention said...

What an amazing trip! Will you do Skagway Canyon? Looking forward to your pics! I've seen whales near Vancouver. Very cool...enjoy!

Akelamalu said...

PS you have an award m'dear please call by and collect it when you get back.

collect it here

steve said...

Oh, to be a Salmon!

Mike M said...

I wanna go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!