By rachiebabiee Latest Reply 2012-10-20 10:30:21 -0500
Started 2012-10-08 11:55:33 -0500

Hey everyone so sorry I haven't been posting lately I've been on vacation but I thought of this piece well I was sitting along the ocean
Wow the breeze
Wow the view
Wow the air

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Linda crutch
Linda crutch 2012-10-20 10:30:21 -0500 Report

I went on a cruise to Alaska more than 10 years ago in May. It was absolutely beautiful!!!! Was able to watch the calving of the ice, seals, whales, n eagles flying from our balcony.

DeanaG 2012-10-18 21:43:23 -0500 Report

Life up there was wonderful. When we first moved there in 1993 it was like going back in time to the 50's. People didn't lock their houses or cars, everyone knew each other and helped each other whenever they could. ;-)

GabbyPA 2012-10-18 21:48:07 -0500 Report

Those are they days I long for. I used to leave my car unlocked until a few months ago, it was robbed while I was in the grocery store. I miss those days.

DeanaG 2012-10-18 21:54:39 -0500 Report

I know what you mean. Now days I have to make sure my truck is all locked up just sitting in my driveway. While we lived in Alaska our keys were never taken out of the ignition. ;-)

GabbyPA 2012-10-08 11:58:42 -0500 Report

This reminds me of a vacation in Alaska. All I could say was awesome. I struggled to find a better word, but that was it....awesome.

Welcome back and I hope you have some of those "wow" pictures to share with us.

DeanaG 2012-10-10 21:43:32 -0500 Report

Alaska is AWESOME!!!
I miss living there and look forward to visiting my grand kids up there soon, maybe Christmas. ;-)

GabbyPA 2012-10-11 09:32:08 -0500 Report

Oh how neat!! Where did you live? A friend and I did a self tour around the state. We stayed in B&B's the whole way so we could get to talk to people who lived in the towns we visited. It is an incredible state and the wildlife there is just overwhelming. We drove to the Arctic Circle, visited the North Pole, hung out with furriers, went through mountains on a train and spent some time on small boats at the wonder of the glaciers. Wow. I can see why you miss it.

DeanaG 2012-10-11 10:30:46 -0500 Report

We lived in Kenai on the Kenai Pennisula about 150 road miles from Anchorage, about 60 air miles. Most of my husband's family is still there, our oldest son and 5 of our grand kids live in Wasilla just outside of Anchorage.
I loved living there and miss family get togethers and spotting moose in our yard even though they caused havoc to my apple trees. Thank goodness for my greenhouse or they would have got my veggies too! ;-)

GabbyPA 2012-10-11 10:39:27 -0500 Report

I came upon a moose cow and her calf in the midnight twilight by accident in Homer. I was photographing the photo I have posted here, and she walked right behind me. Boy are they huge!!

We stared in Anchorage and ended in the same house. That was cool, to share with them our adventures. We didn't get to go to the peninsula though. I bet it is beautiful.

DeanaG 2012-10-12 22:27:43 -0500 Report

I had a moose that came back to our yard every year and she had twins every year. We were able to recognize her by the huge scar on her side, looked like a bear attack. We also had one that would come and stick her head in our dining room window. I named her Maggie. The Pennisula is a beautiful place.

GabbyPA 2012-10-18 21:36:08 -0500 Report

Oh wow, that is incredible. What a different life is up there. That was a special moose indeed to bear two calves a year and to live through an attack. She was a great talisman.

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