Saturday, July 7, 2012

Juneau, Alaska

After Skagway, we stopped in Alaska's city, Juneau. D'you know? haha Seriously, we must have used Juneau as "D'you know," every five minutes we spent there which then made us crack up until we said it again. Our excursion there was called the Mendenhall Glacier and Wildlife Excursion, I believe. We took a bus to the famous Mendenhall Glacier in the Mendenhall Glacier Valley near Auke. It's constantly receding and is currently about 12 miles long, which is seriously unbelievable until you see it in person and stand in awe of how massive, how old, and how big the lake it has created. It literally makes you feel like you're in the movie, Ice Age, seriously.



Leave it to my family to make the glacier funny by taking pictures "licking" it.



After visiting the glacier, we went to Auke Bay to whale watch, which was SO cool and literally so cold being on a catamaran in the middle of a rainy day in Alaska on the water. We saw lots of humpback whales, bald eagles, sea lions (seals, maybe?). It was so incredible to be constantly on the look out for whales as they came out of the water to breathe. Sadly, my camera died during this excursion, so my pictures of whales are lacking.

Bald Eagles

Humpback Whales


Seals

Also, on our catamaran was Amanda from America's Next Top Model Cycle 7!!!



xx - Dan

4 comments:

  1. Looks like fun! That is neat that you got to visit Alaska!

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    1. It definitely was a great time. :)

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  2. I love the wildlife there. Much different than here in Florida, that's for sure!

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    1. Haha me too and definitely different that Arizona's rattlesnakes and scorpions.

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