Friday, July 06, 2012

Alaska Vacation

What a crazy couple of weeks, ok, month, it has been!  School let out on June 6th and I had a couple of days to do the things that had been on my "to do" list for a while and get us ready for vacation.  We were heading to Alaska, where Brian's sister and family lives.  We've been back in Arizona since June 24th, but between having to attend work conferences for a week and the holiday and such this is the first I've had a chance to share about our trip.

We have been to Alaska before, but the last time we were there we had just found out about Andrew.  Understandably, we were quite preoccupied while we were there and the trip was pretty much a blur, and things got even blurrier after we returned home because so many things happened so fast.  Anyhow, this trip was very different because things were much more relaxed.  We didn't do as many things, choosing instead to just relax and hang out with family.  Below you will see some of the highlights of our trip in pictures and captions.

Our view of Mt. McKinley (the tallest peak on the continent) as we prepared to land in Anchorage around midnight.

At the Alaska Zoo Andrew gave a demonstration of how snow owls fly.

Our only bear sighting was at the zoo.

Andrew and his cousin, Kaiden, hamming it up.
Just me and my sweet, though grumpy, boy.

Having fun with blue icees.  Gross.
Brian caught a 70 pound halibut.  Guess what's for dinner?

Family hike to see a glacier.

Hey, this is really fun!

All of a sudden the trail, and everything else, was covered in snow.  Some hike!


Andrew wanted to know if the water was cold, so Uncle Eric offered to help him find out.

Another day, another hike, this time to a waterfall.

This is why it is important to stay on the trail.  It's a long way down!

I have no idea why we all settled on stripes this day.

Grumpy boy hanging out in front of a beautiful background.

Us, enjoying the view.

Examining the rocks at the mine.

An old mining camp.

I guess this part is even older.

One of our three moose sightings, and no, it wasn't at the zoo.

Brian and I got to have a date night and we went on the Ghost Tour of downtown Anchorage.  This picture was taken at about 10:00 pm.

So, that about wraps up our trip.  I don't have pictures of the boys doing karaoke, our numerous "bear hunts", our trips to Costco, playing at the park, or any of the other things we did.


  1. Wow looks like a fantastic vacation! Andrew is getting sooooo BIG!! Where has the time gone?

  2. Thanks for sharing. Looks like you had fun.

  3. Looks like a really great trip! You look so pretty and happy in your family portrait with Brian and Andy. Frame it!