It may seem like all we ever do is go on vacation. If only.

It’s a good thing when your life is so full of fun and interesting stuff that you don’t have enough time to write about it before the next fun thing happens. I can think of at least seven posts I would like to write before I’m caught up to present day. But for now, we go back to late May, and our big vacation for the year: Alaska!

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We actually started with a day in Seattle with Ken’s parents at the zoo and the Pacific Science Center. Because Ken had the camera most of the time, we have pictures of animals, not people.

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The next morning we did some exploration of Pike’s Place Market and the Seattle waterfront, where I met a pig that I liked.
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Then we boarded a cruise ship and headed for Alaska! Cruising wasn’t my first option for going to Alaska, but given the time we had available it was what worked out. Next time we’ll have to do more of our own thing.
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We saw quite a few whales on the way out of the sound. It was fun.
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After a day on the ship heading north, we arrived in Juneau. We took a rickety trolley up to the Mendenhall glacier. Pretty sure the trolley wasn’t meant to go more than about 40, and we were on the highway at like 65. But, worth it! The glacier, lake, and waterfall were very pretty.
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I went wading in the lake. It was chilly.
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Ken didn’t wade, but he did sample the icebergs.
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The next day we docked in Skagway. This is a snowblowing thingy to clear the train tracks. Very cool.
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They grow massive rhubarb in Alaska.
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We spent the day walking around town and hiking, looking at all the historical stuff about the gold rush.
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This stream above town was extremely chilly.
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Look, it’s our cruise ship.
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We didn’t ride the train, but we saw it several times.
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It was extremely beautiful, and great weather.
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Some of my pictures from the rest of the trip seem to be missing from the hosting site and this is probably long enough, so I’ll wrap up with the rest of the trip another time. The second part of the trip definitely contained the highlights, so you have that to look forward to.

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