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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Alaska the Beautiful!!




Hello everyone!!! I just wanted to share a few pictures of my Alaska trip with you....we won't be coming home till Friday but I had access to a computer for a few minutes today so I down loaded some pictures of our first few days.

This is a moose we saw along the road....just look at the beautiful mountains in the background!!


We saw lots of Bald Eagles...these two were on the mud flats. Alaska doesn't have beaches...just muddy areas where the tide goes out. You don't want to walk along that area because you can sink down and if the tide comes in you can't get out!!
People with small dogs have to keep a watchful eye because the eagles will shatch them up for lunch!



These blue flowers grow wild everywhere...kinda remind me of Texas Bluebonnets.


This was taken at the southern point of Alaska called the Spit




I took this picture out the front window as we drove down the highway.....soooo gorgeous!!






More beautiful views!! Everything is so green, crisp, and clean!! No snakes, fire ants, or killer bees like in Texas....but they do have lots of moose, eagles, and bears!!!



Just breathtaking!! This is looking out over Cook Inlet.








I shot this picture when we stopped for supper while driving south to Homer, Alaska. We camped near there and my DH went Halibut fishing in Cook Inlet.









20 comments:

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

I envy you!!! Alaska is totally awesome in my opinion. I am still homesick for Alaska.

Hey, if you have a chance you should check out the Stamp Attic catty corner to Diamond Mall in Anchorage. They have such fun stuff.

:-)

Rose Ann said...

Gorgeous photos, Joan!! Thanks for sharing them! Glad to hear you are having a wonderful trip!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

AK is wonderful isn't it. Your pictures are cool. My GMA lives up there for most of the winter, she loves it.

Libby Hickson said...

Oh how GORGEOUS!! I especially love those bluebonnets on steroids! :-D

Liz Williams said...

I was wondering where you were this week!! Looks like you have found a great way to escape the great Texas heatwave!! Have a great time.

Saskia said...

Oooh.... Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos!!!
I was in Alaska (Steward/Hyder) about 15 years ago... so beautiful!!!

Saskia :)

Gloria said...

Breathtaking indeed! Have a fabulous time.

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Joan, what a wonderful vacation!!!! Thanks so much for sharing some of these picturs with us. Just gorgeous scenery!!! Take care, gf!!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!!! I so bad want to go visit Alaska!! I heard it was beautiful and it sure looks like it!! I'm glad you're having such a great time Joan!! Have fun!! :)

JulieA said...

Oh wow, that's gorgeous! What beautiful scenery! Did you drive there? If so, you can stop by me in WA State, k? :-D We don't have fire ants and killer bees here, either. Lots of raccoons, mountain beavers, coyotes...and we're in the city!

jdmommy said...

Joan, your photos are wonderful!! What scenery!! I guess this proves you really are in Alaska, and not hiding out so you don't have to do the challenges!!LOL! Stay and have fun!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Ahhhhh!! You're killing me Joan!! I LOVE Alaska!! Aren't moose just incredible? And bald eagles too!! They're so majestic!! I love wildlife and nature. Thanks for sharing. It brought back great memories. So glad you're enjoying yourself!!

Fern said...

Oh Joan, your pictures are amazing and gorgeous... I would love to trade places with you, it's 104 deg. down here in Texas today... So glad you're having a wonderful time..

Cindy Lawrence said...

Your pictures are beautiful, Joan! We did an Inside Passage cruise in Alaska several years ago, and it is hands-down our favorite vacation ever! It's such an incredible place, isn't it?! Safe travels back home today! :)

Jackie said...

Gorgeous photos Joan and thanks for sharing!

I hope you continue to have a wonderful time!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

What GORGEOUS pictures Joan! I hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Wonderful pictures Joan! I LOVE mountain shots!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wow, what totally GORGEOUS scenery!!

Anne said...

Oh my goodness Joan!! ...it's like a whole nother world!! Crazy gorgeous, it just looks so "cool"...oh to be in cool weather!!! These are wonderful photos, how blessed you are to have the opportunity to see all this in person!!!

ChristineCreations said...

Those flowers look like dephiniumn Joan...I have them in my front yard! Hope you had a great relaxing time! The pictures are great!