The trip is winding down. We visited our final port-of-call today: Ketchikan, Alaska. It’s a very pretty town. We decided to take it easy today, and just took in a single show: the Alaskan Lumberjack Show. Two pairs of lumberjacks … Continue reading →
Hoonah, Alaska is the trip’s smallest town (about 750 people). The actual dock is at Icy Strait Point, and there’s not just a whole lot here. The town’s leaders are unwilling to cede effective control of their town to the … Continue reading →
Our port of call today was Skagway. There’s not much to this town, but there is a lot of history here, as Skagway was one of the centers of the Alaska gold rush. It’s also home to a temperate rain … Continue reading →
Alaska – Day 4 July 9, 2012 It has started off early. Went to bed before 9 p.m., and been up off and on since midnight. There are truly 24 hours of daylight here, and it’s taking some getting used … Continue reading →
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.”