Alaska has been on my bucket list for-evah! And the trip was so worth it. I loved loved loved Alaska.
Here are some photo's...
we ate Dungeness Crab
did I tell you - I met a guy...
we did the world's longest zipline in Icy Straits Point (oh my gosh!!)
the retailers encourage the wives to shop and the husbands to sit
we did a helicopter trip out of Skagway to walk on Meade Glacier
The cruise up to Hubbard Glacier was breathtaking - the blue ice is beautiful
we spent a lot of time reading and occasionally staring out to sea
we did an 8 hour bus trip in to Denali National Park
That's Mount McKinley (also known as Mt Denali) in the background, one of the world's 7 summits and the highest peak in North America
we saw this mama grizzly with her 3 cubs as we were leaving Denali
we visited Jeff King's Husky Homestead in Denali
the real 'downward dog'
the Alaskan huskies are lean, strong and very fast runners, unlike the huskies that we have in South Africa
we met Jeff King, the Iditarod champion
after meeting Jeff, Leonie thought that some of his mushing skills would rub off on her and she could handle a team of huskies
we did a wonderful 4 hour journey from Denali to Fairbanks in the glass topped train
we panned for gold and did a river boat cruise in Fairbanks
After 18 glorious days, we finally headed home back to South Africa
What's next on the bucket list you ask...Machu Picchu in Peru, Lapland, a pilgrimage to the Holy Land...and lots more