We were wondrously surprised. The things we could control went well, if not better than expected - reservations, excursions, food quality, accommodations. And things we could not control also turned out superb - the weather could not have been better. Not one day of rain. Or cold. No flight delays and seamless passage through airport security and customs.
Wifi service along the way proved precarious, none existent to minimal to troublesome. As a result I could not post pictures. Here is the journey in brief through my sub-par photographic skills via my iPhone lens.
|What would a trip to the Last Frontier be without observing animals?|
We saw moose - the proof above - and bears, wolves, eagles and hawks,
dogs (huskies trained for the Iditarod and similar races), caribou.
|Alaska and the Yukon were surprisingly green and alive with flowers and flourishing vegetable gardens.|
These are poppies.
|We saw a play - a seriocomedy best describes it - on the history of Dawson City, Yukon.|
|Travel offers opportunities to experience a variety of rest room facilities,|
some rather rustic.
|The comforts of modern civilization can be found in the most remote parts of the world,|
or at least in the Yukon territory of Canada, today.
We can't go long without our ice cream or gelato or frozen yogurt fix!
|Glaciers melt during the summer. In this picture chunks of ice recently|
broken from a glacier float down the fjord.
| Most glaciers appear far away on the mountains.|
This glacier is literally in the water in Glacier Bay, Alaska.
|We spent a couple of days in Vancouver at the end of our trip|
and took a bike tour around the city. Here we are almost at the end of the tour
in gardens in Vancouver's Chinatown.
Do we look tired!?