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! 🙂

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

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An Amazing Day & A Favorite View

Hello friends, Today was pretty amazing.  I attended the live simulcast of the Global Leadership Summit at our satellite location.  It is going on tomorrow as well.  The speakers today were powerful!  Click HERE to jump over to the highlights.  General Colin Powell was just one of the awesome speakers! One of the mottos of the summit is: Everyone wins when a leader gets better. So true!

And because I love to share photos on my posts here is a photo that I have always loved {and yes, it is totally unrelated to the first part of my post and I’m okay with that}. 🙂 I’ve always loved the bond between these two.

Blessings,
Jackie

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Daughter & doggy in Seward, Alaska.

Mother – Son Weekend Trip Part 2

Hi Friends,

I hope you’ve had a great weekend!  Here are a few more pictures to finish up blogging about our trip last weekend.  It was so nice getting away with my son.  He will be a senior this year and I definitely cherish the special times I get with him.   Enjoy the beauty of Seward, Alaska!

Blessings with joy! ~ Jackie

Seward 2013 fireweed mtn gorgeous

Seward 2013 mtns, rocks, water

Seward 2013 rocks n water

He has had that smile since he was a baby. What a blessing!

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Mother – Son Weekend Trip Part 1; Seward, Alaska

Last Friday evening after work my son and I packed up the car and headed to Seward for the weekend. Hubby and daughter had other plans so it was just the two of us, mother and son. We had a great time sightseeing, walking our little miniature schnauzer, Molly, eating out, playing games, reading, sleeping in, yarn shopping {me}, and visiting the Alaska Sealife Center. Seward is one of my favorite places in Alaska. On a beautiful day there is little that compares to it’s beauty. Here are the first batch of photos from that trip, at Lowell Point in the evening. I’ll post a few more this weekend when I’m back on my main computer. Blessings! -Jackie

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Son’s cairn. 🙂

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The beauty of Alaska…

Went for a drive the other day to Lake Hood.  The fireweed were almost outshining the mountains!

Went for a drive the other day to Lake Hood. The fireweed were almost outshining the mountains!

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Zooming out for another view. Breathtaking! I’ve been here for almost 30 years and the beauty of Alaska never gets old.

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It’s always fun to watch the float planes take off and land at Lake Hood. To quote Wikipedia: “Lake Hood is the world’s busiest seaplane base, handling an average of 190 flights per day.” Sounds right to me.

Tonight’s Walk – Surrounded by Beauty!

The clouds tonight were stunning!

The clouds tonight were stunning!

I love walking with family and friends (this time was with one of my longest best friends, Linda) on the Coastal Trail!

I love walking with family and friends (this time was with one of my longest best friends, Linda) on the Coastal Trail!

Another beautiful part of the trail.

Another beautiful part of the trail.

Another one of God's masterpieces!

Another one of God’s masterpieces!

My View Today – Beautiful Beluga Point

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