Sunday, August 19, 2012

Nature Tour Seward

The DaBells came and visited us this last week.  One of the highlights was going to the temple with them.  It was a great experience and fun to go with them.  The Anchorage temple is small but it is fun to see people that you know there.   The other highlight was our trip to Seward.  We went to see Exit Glacier and then take a wildlife cruise.  It was incredible.  We saw animals from the first moment we left the harbor.  We saw bald eagles, otters, seals, whales, mountain goats, and tons of see birds.  We had a ranger on board and all the kids were able to complete their National Park Jr Ranger badges and were awarded them in a special ceremony by Ranger Rick.  It was an awesome day.  Perfect 70 degree weather and sunny the whole time.

At Exit Glacier just outside of Seward

Before boarding Star of the Northeast

Can you see seals on the rocks behind the girls?

Black bear pelt on C

A bunch of proud Jr Rangers can you see the badges?

One of 5+ whales we saw.  Awesome

Chillin' by an Orca
The only sad thing was that Bryce and Juli had gone to the North Slope the same day so they had their own adventure north of the Arctic Circle.

1 comment:

Julie said...

It looks so beautiful! I don't know about having bears as neighbors-- yikes!! Can't wait to read more!