Well, if you've been following me you know that I'm a small business owner, writer, designer, blogger, dreamer, & much more, but did you know I LOVE to travel?
Now you do. I'm a gypsy soul. It's in my blood. Feel free to follow all of my travel endeavors by clicking TRAVEL under my blog categories.
Today I share with you my Alaskan adventure. About a year ago our dear friends were re-located to Alaska ....... FROM THE MIDWEST! Perfect place & people to go visit! So, for my daughters 10th Birthday present we decided to have an adventure, just us girls, involving some of our greatest friends, whales, the open sea, & The Last Frontier, otherwise known as Alaska. I hope you enjoy my magnificent photographs.
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Birds, waves, & Sea Lions, oh my!
Don't go chasing waterfalls! Haha (get it?).... Because they are EVERYWHERE!
A random resort... on an Island... somewhere out in the ocean. Next bucket list check when I go back will be to stay here!
Just me, the open sea, & tranquility. (See what I did there ;) ?)
Have you ever heard of a Dall's Porpoise? We hadn't either! Until now! They are referred to as the cousin of the Orca whale. They enjoy bow riding with fast-moving vessels. There were SO many. I couldn't even count how many we saw!
The adorable town of Seward, Alaska will forever hold a place in my heart. This is where we took our whale watching tour at Kenai Fjords.
We went at a warmer time of year (May). It was in the 40's & 50's, but to show you how cold it is for a larger part of the year- the school is equipped with an ice skating rink! Not to mention- that view of the mountains is breathtaking!
There are hiking trails GALORE! I went from Eagle River to Seward & back. I cannot tell you how many places there were to hike.
Side note: There aren't all these crazy restrictions that there are in the lower 48. One minute you'd see a house like a mansion, the next you'd see a crazy shack thrown up somewhere (looking like a gypsy resided there... my kind of shack!)
The mountains. They are no secret, right? You think of Alaska, I'm sure you think mountains. I had no idea how amazing they were going to be. EVERYWHERE you look, EVERYWHERE you go, you will see mountains. Absolutely gorgeous.
All kinds of UN- touched nature.
The Marina in Seward, AK ... and of course, the mountains.
The Historic Iditarod Trail.
I may be the only one that was amused by this, but I found a few things on the plane quite interesting. #1: I had T.V.! Direct T.V.! I don't have television at home so I found this luxury quite AWESOME! The remote was built into the armrest! #2: The gentleman I was sitting next to showed me where to find the flight channel. I never knew such a thing existed, but this channel showed a map of where we were, speed we were going, & altitude (see pic). How neat! #3: The flight map sure made me realize how close I was to Russia (in comparison with the Midwest y'all!). Crazy.
Well, that concludes my Alaskan adventure. Tears were shed when we left, for sure. I'll definitely be back. I've been all over the United States & I haven't see anything else quite like it. If you ever start to doubt that the world is still a beautiful place- travel. Until next time, AK!
What's on your bucket list? Where have you been or do you want to go that really stands out? Tell me in the comments below! If I've been there, I'll blog about it for ya!
Proud Mom of 3 beautiful children. Creator, designer, & owner of Liv & Co.
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