Alaska's Winter Horizon

Alaska's Winter Horizon

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

July 12, 2011

We picked up my sister, Joni, at the airport late Sunday night. Monday we took in the sights downtown and let Joni enjoy her first reindeer sausage. Today we decided to drive down to Seward. After a lunch of halibut, shrimp, and salmon, we went for a stroll on the beach. We immediately spotted a sea otter floating happily in the water. Taylor was on a mission to see a whale, even doing her whale call, but no whales answered. She was able to catch some seaweed, though. After leaving Seward, we drove out to Exit Glacier. This is the closest I had ever been to this glacier.It was such a lovely blue color. The streams were roaring down the mountainside into the valley below. Taylor and I seem to be walking the trail effortlessly, but it had been a bit of a climb. Totally worth it! Here is a picture of Joni and the girls on a park bench with the gorgeous mountains in the distance. It is hard to comprehend how vast and immense the landscape and mountains are here. We had a wonderful time just walking and trying to absorb as much of the beautiful views as we could.

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