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North To Alaska!
May 28 through June 10, 2003

A map of our journey. Click to enlarge. I met my mother in Anchorage in the afternoon of Wednesday the 28th. We spent the next 2 days exploring Denali National Park.

Kathy flew in on Saturday and Sunday we spent driving the 300 miles or so across the Kenai Peninsula to Seward. We saw amazing sights - foggy green hills meeting the dark blue bays, beautiful snowy mountains dissolving into lush evergreen forests and magnificant, towering glaciers every so often letting out a groan like an old man as he stands up and clear cascades of icy water carving through it all. That evening, we boarded the Statendam of the Holland America Line beginning our 7 day cruise to Vancouver.

The Cruise

The cruise spent a day each in College Fjord and Glacier Bay. On the third day, we anchored in Sitka for a raining visit to the old Russian Capital. The next day we ended up in Juneau where we became intimately knowledgeable about glaciers in the Juneau Icefield. Ketchikan was the last stop with the final day spent cruising through the Inside Passage.

Sadly, Kathy flew home on Sunday while Mom and I explored Vancouver. Driving to Victoria that night, we had dinner overlooking the harbor. On our final, we took a carriage ride and visited Buchart Gardens before heading back to Vancouver and flying home the next day.