One Day Trip of a Lifetime! Part 1

Hi Friends!

What an amazing time we had on Friday.  The “we” was our children’s ministry team at church and we 7 went on a train trip to Seward and a day cruise from Seward to Fox Island and back.  It was the trip of a lifetime all in one day!  We got to the depot at 5:45 AM and arrived back at the depot at 10:30 PM.  It started out rainy, but the weather just kept improving and everywhere we went was breathtakingly beautiful.

We have a busy day today so I am going to start with a few pictures now and then highlight a few more this week.

I hope you will get to take this same trip or something like it someday.  You never know! 🙂

Blessings with joy,

Jackie

The Train ride was so beautiful - even with the rain!

The Train ride was so beautiful – even with the rain!

Wow!

Wow!

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The Kenai Fjords day cruise was just as amazing!  And look at that weather!

The Kenai Fjords day cruise was just as amazing! And look at that weather!
Here are 2 of our team members enjoying the day.

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Surrounded by beauty.

Me on Fox Island where we had a delicious meal and time to look around.

Yours truly on Fox Island where we had a delicious meal and time to look around.

Love these sweet peeps!  {Our children's ministry team from church.}

Love these sweet peeps!
{Our children’s ministry team from church.}

Back on the boat and checking out all the nifty birds.

Back on the boat and checking out all the nifty birds.

...and the sea lions.

…and the sea lions…

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…and an adorable otter…

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…and the glimpse of a humpback whale’s tail through the cabin window.

Our Creator's works are so magnificent and inspiring!

Our Creator’s works are so magnificent and inspiring!

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Beautiful mountains and glaciers all along the way.

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Stunning!

Back in Seward after a wonderful cruise and lunch!

Back in Seward after a wonderful cruise and lunch!

Stay tuned until next time! 🙂

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The Scenic Route

Hi Friends,

It seems to me that every road in South Central Alaska is the scenic route.  I have lived here for 30 years and I still cannot stop taking pictures every time I go on a road trip.  Here are just a few I took the last time we headed home from Seward.

Alaska still takes my breath away!

Joyfully,

Jackie

Seward Hwy 2013 a

Seward Hwy g

Seward Hwy 2013 c  Seward Hwy 2013 e

Seward Hwy 2013 f

Seward Hwy 2013 d

Seward Hwy 2013 b

Whittier Wonderland

Hi Friends,

Tonight I am posting about Alaska to balance out my recent crochet posts.  🙂  Back in May we took a day trip over to Whittier with my brother who was up visiting from the Northwest.  Our daughter was working so it was our family -1 and “Uncle B”.  It was a glorious day.  It was sooo sunny, which was a welcome sight because we had just had a huge late Spring snow storm 4 days earlier.  The snow had melted on the ground in just 4 days, but the mountains were still beautifully flocked.  We had a great time sightseeing and eating some amazing fish and chips!  I’ll let the pictures tell the rest of the story.

Blessings with joy, Jackie

On our way!

On our way!

Carl and Molly.  Waiting for our ride through the one way tunnel into Whittier.

Mr. & Molly – Waiting for our ride through the one way tunnel into Whittier.

Making another cairn.

Making another cairn.

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Delicious fish and chips!

Delicious fish and chips!

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Two fun guys!

Two fun guys!

My sweetie and I.

My sweetie and I.

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