Favorite Alaska Memories

Although we left Tok, Alaska almost a month ago, our memories of Alaska will never leave us. Here, in no particular order, are a few photos of some of our favorite places and adventures.

Our favorite place was Oceanside RV Park in Haines, Alaska where we could sit and watch for whales, watch eagles fly by, and watch the ferries and cruise ships sail by.

Cocktail hour whale watching with Ted and Ruthy
Cocktail hour whale watching with Ted and Ruthy
Bald Eagle at Chilcoot Lake State Park, Haines, AK
Bald Eagle at Chilcoot Lake State Park, Haines, AK
Deadliest Catch!
Deadliest Catch!

The most exciting and most memorable experience of the entire trip was the South Face McKinley flight-seeing tour and landing on Ruth Glacier with Talkeetna Air Taxi.

We went really close to Mt. McKinley
We went really close to Mt. McKinley
Loving every minute of our time on Ruth glacier
Loving every minute of our time on Ruth glacier

We loved all of the boat trips we took.

Whale Pectoral Fin on day trip to Juneau
Whale Pectoral Fin on day trip to Juneau
Stellar Sea Lions on day trip to Juneau
Stellar Sea Lions on day trip to Juneau
Seeing ice calving on Aialik Glacier on the Kenai Fjords trip from Seward
Seeing ice calving on Aialik Glacier on the Kenai Fjords trip from Seward
A pair of Orcas on Columbia Glacier tour from Valdez
A pair of Orcas on Columbia Glacier tour from Valdez
Sea Otters on Columbia Glacier tour from Valdez
Sea Otters on Columbia Glacier tour from Valdez

Driving to the Coldfoot, sixty miles north of the Artic Circle was a drive to remember.

Wandering Dawgs at the Arctic Circle
Wandering Dawgs at the Arctic Circle

Catching Halibut and watching the sunset in Ninilchik, Alaska.

Four of these fish are ours!
Four of these fish are ours!
Mount Redoubt Sunset
Mount Redoubt Sunset

Denali National Park.

Moose beside the road on the way out of the park
Moose beside the road on the way out of the park
Lukor liked it on top of his house
Lukor liked it on top of his house
Beautiful green valley at Polychrome Overlook
Beautiful green valley at Polychrome Overlook
Another group of Caribou up on a ridge
Another group of Caribou up on a ridge

Driving the Top of the World Highway, panning for gold, going for a train ride on the Alaska Railroad, watching for wildlife on the side of the road, seeing the Fireweed blooming everywhere, seeing glaciers off in the distance and up close are all highlights of the trip we will never forget.

Every day was memorable, every day was special, every day we saw something spectacular.

12 thoughts on “Favorite Alaska Memories”

  1. Your photos & descriptions make me feel as if I could smell, taste & see all those wonderful people, places & foods you encountered. Thanks for all your effort!

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  2. What a magnificent, memorable trip. Thank you for sharing with me. Alaska is on my “to-do” list, and now I know who to call if I ever get the chance to plan my trip there! Welcome home!!! And….see you in Athens! Let me know what games you will be going to and we will try to meet up with you!!!
    Love to you and Henry!
    Cindy

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  3. Wow, thank you for bringing up great great memories of Alaska. Great Photos as well! And oh so you took the tour to the Arctic Circle. Was it not educating and fascinating?
    It was such an adventure and am so glad you made it too! Yeah!

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  4. Beautiful photos! So hard to capture great images of wild animals — you make it look easy 🙂 How long were you in Alaska? And we might have crossed paths at some point, though it seems we were traveling a little different route….

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    1. Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed the photos. Ellen, we spent 50 nights in Alaska, starting with Skagway on June 15. It wasn’t enough time! Yes, we could have crossed paths with you and not even known it. Check out my campground list page. We kept running into the same people in different campgrounds and we were all on a different route and schedule. So much fun!

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