Thursday, November 6, 2008

Cruising Alaska

My mom and dad invited Dan and I and Larry and Ann to accompany them on a cruise to Alaska. We sailed from Seattle on August 31.

Wow - Dan in a suit! It's formal night.

A new form of the native American totem pole...

Dan and I went for a long hike in Ketchikan to the top of Deer Mountain. Ketchikan gets over 100 inches of rain a year, and the rain forest is lush. We got lucky - it wasn't raining when we were there.
Dan finished his scarf while on the cruise. He needed it - it was cold! We were all glad to have wooly clothes.

We spent a few misty hours in Tracy Arm fjord.

This is the Mendenhall Glacier near Juneau.
In Skagway we went kayaking on a foggy lake and took the train down from White Pass. We were able to see the Trail of 98 through the fog.
Waves of cloud in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

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