Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Goldminer’s Cemetary Skagway, Alaska

Gold Miners' Cemetary

The Klondike Goldrush in Alaska and the Yukon Territories is an important part of our history. We learned quite a bit about the hardships that prospectors endured seeking their fortune in the late 1800’s when we visited Skagway. The Chilkoot Pass and White Pass were long treacherous routes to the gold fields and many lives were lost along the way. While in Skagway we visited the Goldminer’s Cemetery.

Mrs Carolina Hilly

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Snorkeling in Alaska

I know, who does that! Snorkeling is for places like the Caribbean, but my husband wanted to take this excursion in Ketchican after reading reviews and seeing pictures on flickr. I went along reluctantly (I'm not a great swimmer & I hate cold water) and now we can brag that we did it. It was a cloudy, cold and misty day to begin with and they provided wetsuits to protect us from the 52 degree water temps (it was a chore squeezing into them) but I still froze about halfway through the trip. There had been alot of recent rain & the runoff had caused a bit of cloudy sediment in the water, but we still got to see jelly fish, urchins, and rare starfish we'd never seen before. After, I had 2 other women trying to help me peel off that damn wetsuit, what a struggle! You can see more photos on my husband's flickr photostream.
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Friday, September 17, 2010

Alaskan Cruise

Our latest adventure we just returned from was an Alaskan Cruise. The small portion of the State we saw was spectacular and the weather wasn’t too bad for September. In fact it was great to get away from our 90 degree temps at home.

Welcome to our travel blog

My husband & I love to travel and we take 'time off' seriously and think everyone should get away from their everyday routine now and then. Hope you enjoy the photos and tales of our many vacations. They will be in no particular order since I will begin with our latest trip and add older getaways.