Monday, March 24, 2014

Alaska Part 3

Day 5 of our Alaska adventure. It's been around 30 degrees here which is cold but not awful until the North wind blows and cuts right through the thin Oregonian coats Mom and I brought. One of my most favorite places here is the Dyea area. My daughter-in-law Dannie is so good about being our tour guide. After everyone got up from their naps we loaded up in the van and took off to show Mom Long Bay and see about getting some family pictures.

Skagway has a rich history and Dyea played a huge part in the gold rush. There isn't much there but mudflats now but at one time it was a very active area...

 
I think I like it best in the summer when the fireweed is blooming, but it was still beautiful this Spring with its dressing of lingering snow banks...
 

 
We jumped out of the car with the babies thinking that we would get a few good family shots, but we about froze to death so they turned out goofy...
 
 
We're all a bit goofy in this family so I guess it works. We couldn't get back into the warm van fast enough. On the way back home we stopped to get a good shot of Long Bay...
 
 
My most favorite photo of my husband and I and Tim and I have been taken here. And the photos just doesn't do it justice. I just can't get enough of this incredible view.
 
This was our last full day here before we board the Ferry and head to Juneau. We spent the afternoon being silly, doing pipe cleaner crafts, painting and admiring Maycee's fashion designs...
 
 
 
I'll miss this little Alaska family of mine when we have to head back to Oregon. I'm so glad that we were able to take this trip and that Mom got to experience this with me. Tomorrow is another big adventure. A 7 hour ferry trip along the Lynn Canal to Juneau and our connecting flight home. This will be my first daytime ferry ride (I generally take the latest ferry out to have more time with Tim and his family) and I can't wait to take pictures along the way.
 

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