Monday, June 8, 2015

Take a Trip with Me to Alaska-Come On-You Know You Want To Go!

Photo by Mary Vee

This is your chance to take a virtual trip to Alaska. I am here. Right now. Yes-Alaska!! And I want you to join me.

Before we land, I had a few details to take care of first.

As I packaged up our materials and printed out maps ahead of time--okay I know I could use GPS, etc, but I like to see the map. One particular city caught my attention. It will be only 1 1/2 hours from one of our destinations. I'm not sure if we can squeeze it in, but wouldn't it be great to see:


Call me crazy. I would love to slide this in to our schedule. It may take some extra smooth talking with hubby.

Maybe next week I'll have a pic for you from there.

Back to our adventure.

Photo by Mary Vee

Nestled in the valley of some great skiing mountains is the Alyeska Resort.

You'll need lots of bug spray today. The mosquitos received the memo and came out in force to greet you.

When you peek out the window at 2am, you will see this much light. If you happen to wake again at 4am, you'll see the same thing!

The area east of Anchorage has glaciers, mountains, oceans, and rain forests. So, would you like to take a hike with me?

Photo by Mary Vee
Photo by Mary Vee

These little flowers lined the trail. 

Let's look for some more:

Photo by Mary Vee

Photo by Mary Vee

We'll have to be careful on this trail though. A sign at the beginning of the said:
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I especially liked the color of this flower

Now, If you look above this plant you will see:

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Our trail will lead us to this waterfalls. The sign said it is about a twenty eight mile hike. Unfortunately we don't have enough time today, but at least we hiked up some of the ways.

Two things surprised me so far on this trip.

Photo by Mary Vee

1. Glaciers have a distinct blue color in the ice. Snow does not.

Photo by Mary Vee

2. The area east of Anchorage is a rainforest. Really! Apparently the temperatures do not need to be sizzling hot to have a rain forest!

What would you like to see in Alaska? 
Be sure to let me know in the comment section. 
I may be able to find it and take a photo for you.


Caryl Kane said...

Hey Mary! I would love to see some eagles! Thank you for sharing Alaska with us. :)

Mary Vee Writer said...

Last night as I was driving back to our hotel, three bald eagles swooped down to the Pacific waters flowing along the one one side of the road, snatched their meal, then flew over my car to the trees on the other side. Seriously, if I could have pulled over fast enough I would have snapped their picture. I'll try again...when hubby is driving.

Abby B said...

How fun!! A tv show that I'm crazy for right now is Alaska State Troopers, I didn't think I'd ever want to visit but I think I'm going to add Alaska to my travel bucket list!!

Mary Vee Writer said...

Guess what, Caryl??? Hubby and I snapped a photo for you. I will post it on this weekend's blog

Mary Vee Writer said...

Definitely. Even though it has rained the entire time we've been here, the photos and views have still be spectacular!! I am posting daily photos that are different from these on my FB page if you want to see them.

Angie Dicken said...

Ooh, I love getting a peak at your travels! Thanks, Mare!

Mary Vee Writer said...

Thanks, Ang!