We just spent the last 5 days in Alaska.
What a beautiful state and friendly people!
We learned about the gold dredge and the gold rush history of this area.
Then we boarded an authentic paddle boat (the Discovery III) on the Chena and Tanana rivers.
We learned how the Athabascan people survived in this area with extreme winter conditions for over 10 000 years.
We learned about how they raise and take care of their dogs for sledding.
So interesting and informative!
It was Shaun’s 35th birthday! Yay!
We celebrated by going white water rafting down the glacial fed Nenana River. Exhilarating and frigidly cold water….but they suited us up in these very fashionable onsies! LOL!
The next day we got up bright and early…Did we mention that the sun sets at 1am (yes… 1 AM!) and rises around 4am! That’s 21 hours of daylight!…Anyway, we went on a 7 hour Taiga/Tundra Wilderness Tour through Denali National Park.
We saw spectacular landscapes (including Mount Denali aka Mount McKinley…. The highest mountain in North America) and some wildlife (moose, caribou, golden eagles, dall sheep and more) Amazing.
Now we are in Anchorage….having a light lunch before the 2 hour bus ride to Seward where we get on the Radiance of the Seas and the southbound cruise begins.
More adventures to come!
D & S xoxo