Thursday, September 22, 2011

rain rain go away

Alaska was cold and raining.  Just we finally made it to Alaska after a day at sea.

Our main goal for the day was to see a glacier.  And we saw one - Mendenhall Glacier.  The glacier used to come out past the waterfall - only 40 years ago. 

The glacier water was COLD!! Usually there was a path where we were standing.  Juneau got so much water it was flooded to the one of the top 10 highest levels.

 Good view from on top of Daddy's shoulders.

Davin got to be carried around the whole time.  He loved the backpack.... and it kept Mommy warm.

We also saw tons of wildlife near the glacier.  My first porcupine - it looked prickly.

We were bemoaning not seeing a bear as we waited for the bus back down to town.  So we took a mini walk around some boardwalks, and up walks a young bear.  He went right past us (Daddy could have touched him!) and then under the boardwalk towards the stream.

Waterfalls EVERYWHERE!!

Playing and jumping along the water in town.

Heading back to the ship to dry off and warm up... and find Grandma and Grandpa to tell them about the successful bear quest and see if they saw an Orca.


Grandpa Jim/Nana Lynn said...

Sounds like you had quite an adventure -- a porcupine, a bear, waterfalls, a glacier -- what more could you have asked for (maybe more sunshine while you were there)

RGW said...

Hey - I know that place....:0)