Monday, May 28, 2007
Last week my college roommate from MN and her housemate came up to AK to visit for a week. Kari has been 2x before but it was Danita's first time up. We decided to take a trek to Valdez b/c it's somewhere new for me too. The weather turned out perfect! The drive, 270 + miles was beautiful. I have yet to go somewhere in AK that is NOT beautiful. Alaska is an incredible state if you enjoy wilderness and outdoors.
We did a Stan Stephen's boat tour one day and saw a variety of wild life, humpback whales, porpoises (porpie as I call them), otter, sea lion, black bear, mountain goats and a variety of birds. We hiked a couple times, once up to a dam in the mountains near the pipeline terminal. Thompson Pass was AMAZING on the way out of town. There are also some pretty spectacular waterfalls in the area. We were blessed to have gorgeous weather! They also got their fill of glaciers between the drive down, the boat tour and then a flight Sunday night with Dale Tumey over Prince William Sound. Thank you Lord for your AWESOME CREATION!!!