Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Kenai Fjords Cruise

It was a beautiful day and the sun was shining as we cruised the Alaskan gulf into the Fox Islands. On our way our first adventure was the sea otters sunning on the rocks while the dolphins were performing flips by our boat. But then our attention was drawn to the Orca whale waving their HUGE fins at us. We went and saw this amazing glacier and spent 30 minutes watching the ice break away into the ocean. It sounded almost like a thunderstorm. Ice was floating right by our boat. As we headed back home, we saw a pod (group of humpback whales) and a lot of puffin birds skipping across the water. Then we ended with some sea lions hanging out. It was a very calm, peaceful and beautiful day. What a way to end our trip!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What a Catch!

The day was rainy and we sat for 6 hours in the boat with our lines hanging in the water with only 3 bites and no fish. Then in the last 15 minutes and the "last chance" fishing spot.... Chuck caught this 22 lb king salmon. We are going to have a fish fry tonight.... thats about as fresh as you can get!!!!!!!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

New arrival!

While we were in Alaska we heard the good news about Brandi and Sterlings new baby boy and saw his pictures. He is very handsome and looks alot like his dad when he was born, but we see Brandi there too! This is our 18th great-grandchild.

Here I am in Alaska

We are here visiting Chuck and Lindsay and their family. Lynne and Craig are here with us as well. We are having a wonderful time seeing the sights, fishing for salmon with more to come about the fishing trip tomorrow.