As I sit back and reflect on my long weekend trip to Alaska for the July 4th weekend, I think of John Mayer’s song 3×5. “Didn’t have a camera by my side this time, hoping I could see the world through both my eyes. Maybe I will tell you all about it when I’m in the mood to lose my way with words.” I was actually humming the song as I looked out into the sky at the glorious mountains of all shapes and colors. Some were covered in beautiul green trees, some of red rocks, and of course the snow capped mountains. We enjoyed the warmth of Denali National Park in the summer. The sky in Denali was such a pure blue with the clouds placed in the sky as if it were posing for a photo.
We also experienced the cooler city of Seward and the beautiful glacier filled waters of Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park. The variety of views were amazing, with green mountains on one side of the water and snow capped mountains on the other. We saw steller sea lions, harbor seals, otters, puffins, and a pair of humpback whales with porpoises’ following in their wake. Bald eagles were flying high in the sky and on hanging out on trees… again as though they were posing for a picture. Now clearly I did bring a camera, come on I wasn’t going to travel all that way and have nothing to show for it. Lol But the photos cannot begin to compare to the true beauty of the area through your own eyes. I highly recommend that you take the 6 hour Kenai Fjords National Park tour from the Kenai Fjords tour company. If you are going to take the 9 hour tour you need to have a strong stomach, because some people had trouble on our 6 hour tour when we hit the open water.
My friends, who saw my facebook link to the album of pictures, know that the beauty of Alaska runs deep from the mountains and lakes to “the Bake.” 🙂 The people of Alaska are also very friendly, so New Yorkers and grumpy DC folks… keep it in check. You must learn to embrace the friendly nature of the people and perhaps, try to learn from them. This world could always use more love and happiness. Hmm, another song comes to mind. Anyway, that is the end of my Alaskan adventure. I hope you make the time to experience the beauty of the Last Frontier.