Our June/July, 2011 Alaska Trip Pictures

Here are some of our pictures from our vacation in Alaska last week… enjoy!

Here's a picture of the tram ride that goes up Mount Roberts in Juneau, Alaska

A popular thing to do in Juneau is to ride the tram up Mount Roberts… definitely the best views in town!

Here's a picture from when we went Whale watching in Juneau, Alaska

During a couple of our visits to Juneau we’ve went Whale Watching and it truly is one of the best places to do so… they even guarantee the sightings during the summer season and we haven’t been disappointed yet.

Here's a picture of the colourful shops in Juneau, Alaska

One thing is for certain, Juneau is a colourful town!! πŸ™‚ Surrounded by Mountains it’s definitely one of the prettiest Alaskan towns you’ll ever experience!!

Here's a picture of Nancy & Shawn with a Juneau, Alaska "Bear"

During our visit to Juneau we made sure to get to know some of the locals! πŸ™‚

Here's a picture of the famous Red Dog Saloon in Juneau, Alaska

Make sure when in Juneau to drop by the famous Red Dog Saloon which was the 1st & only game in town during the gold rush era. And make sure to try the Alaskan Amber Ale… it’s really good! πŸ™‚

Here's a picture of a sampling of the tours available in Skagway, Alaska

One thing we love about visiting Skagway, Alaska is that there are tons of great activities and tours to experience there… here’s a small sampling.

Here's a picture of Nancy & Shawn by the "White Pass & Yukon Route" train station

When we 1st visited Skagway in 2008 we took the famous “White Pass & Yukon Route” train ride… we loved it and definitely recommend to experience it for yourself when in town!!

Here's a picture of Shawn by an old style Skagway, Alaska Street Car

There’s Shawn posing by an old style Skagway street car… if you want to learn about the town’s famous “Gold Rush” history make sure to do the tour in one of these beauties to learn all about it.

Here's a picture showing how big Alaska truly is by comparing it to Texas

What a great shirt we saw in Skagway!! πŸ™‚ It truly puts into perspective how big Alaska is… sorry Texans, you’re big compared to the rest of the mainland States but not to Alaska. πŸ™‚

Here's a picture of Shawn saying hi from the famous "Chilkoot Trail"

When in Skagway this time we hiked the famous “Chilkoot Trail” that the prospectors used back in the late 1800s to make their way up to the goldmines in Canada near Dawson City… if you want to get active in Skagway it’s a great, historic hike!

Here's a picture of Nancy enjoying our "float" on the Taiya River in Skagway, Alaska

And after the hike we floated down the Beautiful “Taiya River” back to our starting point… we definitely had a great day in Skagway!! πŸ™‚

Here's a Beautiful Mountain-top we saw during our float on the "Taiya River"

There’s one of the many Beautiful scenes we saw while floating down the river.

Here's a picture of Nancy & Shawn after just having "floated" down the "Taiya River" in Skagway, Alaska

This beats being in an office, working 9-5 any day!! πŸ™‚ As we discuss in our eBook www.9GreatReasonsToTravelNow.com we definitely made some deposits into our “Memories account” today! πŸ™‚

Here's a picture of Shawn enjoying Glacier Bay National Park

One thing we’ll never get tired of in Alaska is experiencing the dramatic Glaciers they have up there… today was our first time in Glacier Bay National Park so definitely a highlight… there’s Shawn taking in the “Margerie Glacier”.

Here's a picture of a close up of Margerie Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park

The size and formations of the Glaciers is truly stunning… you really need to see it with your own eyes as the cameras don’t do them the justice they deserve! πŸ™‚

Here's a picture of a stunning shot of the "Johns Hopkins Glacier"

There’s a stunning shot of the “Johns Hopkins Glacier”… that’s the best part of Glacier Bay… there are several major glaciers in there so the beautiful scenes keep on showing up while there! πŸ™‚

Here's a picture of Nancy looking Happy to be in Ketchikan, Alaska

No trip to Alaska would be complete without visiting Ketchikan… the “Salmon Capital of the World” and the 1st Alaska town that appears when travelling North from Canada. Nancy definitely looks happy to be here today!! πŸ™‚

Here's a picture of a beautiful Alaskan Husky dog in Ketchikan, Alaska

Nancy couldn’t help snapping a pic of one of Ketchikan’s cutest residents! πŸ™‚

Here's a picture of a Horse-drawn trolly in Ketchikan, Alaska

Like many of Alaska’s towns there’s lots to do in Ketchikan… we’ve Kayaked there, we’ve watched Bears feeding on Salmon during a floatplane ride we’ve taken… there’s non-stop activities including a horse drawn carriage ride around town. πŸ™‚

Here's a picture of Shawn enjoying "Creek Street" in Ketchikan, Alaska

Make sure when in Ketchikan to visit famous “Creek Street” where during the summer you can see the salmon swimming upstream to make their way home to spawn… a truly incredible site as they come by the hundreds of thousands!

Here's a nice picture of Beautiful Ketchikan, Alaska

There’s one last glimpse at quaint Ketchikan as we end another great journey in the “Land of the Midnight Sun”… in Beautiful Alaska!!

 

A picture of Nancy & Shawn Power's eBook CoverWe hope you enjoyed our scenes from Alaska

…we appreciate You!

Nancy & Shawn

P.S. If you haven’t downloaded our Free eBook yet make sure to do so to see how many of our “9 Great Reasons to Travel Now” we covered while visiting Alaska. πŸ™‚

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