One of our stops was in Ketchikan, Alaska. We had two INCREDIBLE hosts that made a beautiful place even more wonderful.
On one of our first days we went on a boat tour of the misty fjords. We had a great time - the clouds rolled in and out with wonderful timing. It was great.
|Ketchikan has a crazy number of eagles - they were everywhere. I loved this one, drying off on the tree.|
|It was a bit windy...|
|Our lovely hostess with the mostest Ms. Amanda, presents the misty fjords!|
|Waterfalls that come from a giant crater at the top. They run faster when it rains - so how lucky were we that it was raining?|
|Magical sun shining through!|
One of the events was a recycled fashion show. Teams were given a bag of materials - and the opportunity costume one contestant - who then had to out-perform the other 'models'. Introduce awesome host #2 - a character who can shake it like nobody's business! I don't remember if our team won... but I can't imagine any other possible outcome.
Abel (aka the fashion dancer) is a honest to goodness fisherman and we got to do a mini-tour to see the bay and his boat.
|The biggest jelly I've ever seen!|
|Captain Abel and the Sea Pride!|
|Ready to go!|
|So for those of you - who are also prairie kids - sea stars are the most interesting texture. Squishy yet firm...|
|I even held some! How cool!|
|Sea-cucumber! Gooey, squishy, tubes of intrigue.|
|Our watery shadow who's little face popped up at intervals throughout the trip.|
|Does a group of eagles have a special name - like a murder of crows?|
|Totally part of the reason that Alaskan journey was fun!|
Incredible hosts and an incredible place. I hope I get to go back sometime and adventure some more.