Alaska Trip Note


I’ve been keeping a journal of our 2012 Alaska trip. It’s just a brief journal, as I’m typically writing it on my cell phone. Even though I have Microsoft Office Mobile, including Word, I’m going crazy trying to format everything correctly. My plan was to upload a couple of files at a time, as I got to a place where there was a stable internet connection, like right now; however, I’m discovering that hotels don’t like you to “add hardware” to their machines, so I’m having trouble, not only uploading the files, but the photos I’ve taken with my phone.

Had I remembered to bring a card reader, I probably could have downloaded pics from my phone and my camera, but as things stand right now, I can’t. I may try to rectify one or both of those issues at some point along the way, but it looks more and more like I’ll be publishing all of them when I get home, and then I’ll be able to add photos.

See you on the flipside!

Alaska – Day 1 (…it was good)


Day 1, Friday, July 6
4 airports (Houston Hobby, DFW, Seattle-Tacoma, Fairbanks) and 3 flights spanning about 4,200 miles in 15 hours. As we flew from Seattle to Fairbanks, it was my good fortune to have a window seat. From that vantage point, I was able to look down on snow-capped mountains, rivers, and (I’m pretty sure) a glacier or two.

As I watched from that perch, I was reminded of the view God had, and I think I can understand – to a very limited extent – how He felt when He created it:

Then God said, ‘Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear…And God saw that it was good.”

Not that my opinion matters, but I agree.