Lens Artists Photo Challenge #242 – New Experiences

For this challenge Anne asks us to tell us about a new experience we had.

Ten years ago this week Henry and I were in the final planning stages of a four month RV trip to Alaska from Georgia. We weren’t new to RVing and had made several long cross country trips but this would be the longest we would be away from home. The entire trip was filled with new experiences. I’ve included a few of the most memorable.

New Experience: Welcome to Alaska
New experience: Humpback Whale on our first wildlife cruise
New Experience: crossing the Arctic Circle on the Dalton Highway in Alaska
New experience: Glacier Calving on Aialik Glacier, Alaska
New Experience: Halibut Fishing
New Experience: Denali National Park, Alaska
New Experience: Orcas on Columbia Glacier tour from Valdez

Our most exciting and most memorable new experience was a flightseeing trip from the airfield in Talkeetna to the south face of Mt. Denali (it was called Mt. McKinley back then) with a landing on Ruth Glacier.

I was really nervous about flying in a small plane but it was worth it. It’s a day I will never forget.

Our latest Alaska experience was taking an Inside Passage cruise in August, 2022. We revisited some locations and explored new ones.

Many thanks to for Anne for this challenge Lens-Artists Challenge #242 – New Experiences

19 thoughts on “Lens Artists Photo Challenge #242 – New Experiences

    1. Thanks! Yes, it was the trip of a lifetime. We didn’t see the Orcas until we were on our last wildlife cruise in Valdez. The pod of Orcas came up right beside the side of the boat where I was standing.

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  1. Love your post. Alaska is a wonderful trip and you captured it! Glad you took the Talkeetna trip, I am sure that is is one of your favorite memories. Hopefully you will encourage others to visit this great state.

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