March 7-13, 2013
~a few highlights~
Let's just start off this blog post with some punch! Our last day in Fairbanks, Alaska, we went up to Cleary Summit to catch the most spectacular disply of our trip. Visible to our eyes, we watched these lights dance in the sky. My cousin, Tom and I were the photographers with the right equipment. We both got some great images to share!
A little light painting on the Ski Lift's summit house.
A Taste of Alaska Lodge. Another group of photographers made this igloo dome. There is a gal inside painting with her flashlight.
The sun at this time of year was out consistently through the day, but it was wonderful. It was always about 4 o clock in the sky. The perfect golden hour all day long. And the STARS! oh my. I thought I had it really good here in Kansas, but as you can see, the stars are much more vibrant and bright...even with the light pollution from Fairbanks.
A Taste of Alaska Lodge
Hey...can you find the car in this picture???
Here we are! We made it! Wow!
Can you see Danny, behind me?
20,320 ft (6,194 m)
And to top of an amazing adventure, Mt. McKinley (aka Denali) decided to grace us with her presence on our sunrise plane ride back to Anchorage. Kinda looks small from our airplane, LOL. It's only the tallest peak in the United States.
We also spent a day hanging out with my great friends that I knew in Germany who are stationed now at Fort Wainwright. Marissa, Justin, Kelcie and Kacie. We drank coffee (of course), went to the see the North Pole, the Ice Sculpture competition, and had dinner at the Pump House.
On another day, after Chena Hot Springs, we raced over to the University of Fairbanks and toodled around the Alaska Museum where I picked up these books to read.
Afterwards, we met with a friend of my Aunt Susan's for dinner at LaVelle's in downtown Fairbanks. Spoiled Rotten on this trip. I will be making hard cover photo books for all of us as a way of saying THANK YOU. Thank you Mom and Aunt Susie!!!
Oh and yes...I almost forgot. We DID see a Polar Bear. Two Polar Bears, in fact.
Here is another Polar Bear we saw..... in Alaska.
Bucket List Item √√√√√