Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Alaska Part Two

Juneau was our second stop on the trip. We spent our time exploring beautiful Glacier Gardens and the Mendenhall Glacier. Glacier Gardens is located inside a national rainforest.
The flowers that they grow in this place are amazing. Everything was so green and lush. These are actually trees flipped upside down and flowers planted in the roots.

I wonder how much these hanging baskets would cost at Lowe's?

I can see why many people get married here!
We then headed to the Mendenhall Glacier. This was my favorite stop of the entire trip. It was hard to comprehend that this "piece" of ice was formed back in the Ice Ages.
The turquoise color was magnificent!
Our next stop was Skagway. We were all pretty much exhausted, so we spent our time in Skagway enjoying the town and the fresh air.
David seemed to enjoy this picture taking point of view on our trip.
It was a quaint little town with breathtaking scenery.
And of course, we ate!
We spent the next two days at sea. It was so nice to rest, read and...eat! The boat provided great entertainment and lots of things to do. I was so relaxed I have very few photos documenting these days. Here are a couple of me and the hubby all dressed up.
I loved our pizza makers!
We ended our port stops in Victoria, British Columbia. It was a short visit (4 hours), so we toured what we could. It is another beautiful place! Here is Parliament.
It cost a mere $360 a night to stay at the Empress Hotel.
Because of the rain they get, their flowers are BEAUTIFUL. David kept making us sit down in the flowers for pictures.
Victoria at night
On our last night, David went out with a bang and won the Princess Pop Star Idol!
What a great trip! I will be forever thankful to Gary and Rhonda for this opportunity. It so amazing to see God's beauty and majesty outside your everyday surroundings. He is so great and so mighty!
How lovely is your dwelling place, oh Lord Almighty!

1 comment:

  1. My sweet friend--these pictures are amazing. I bet yall had the BEST time! loved reading about your trip.

    have i mentioned that i just plain ol' miss you?!