25 June 2011

Project 365: Week 26 (The Alaska Edition, Part 1)

This P365 brought to you courtesy of our VACATION (excuse the excitement, it's the first one we've taken in 15+ years)!  Since we're on vacation, we're not really counting days so I don't have this week's P365 in the usual format.  I just thought I'd post some pictures from the week so far...

Rylie and Grandma (me!)

Emery and Grandpa (the Spousal Unit)

Rylie and Grandpa having a conversation on the porch.

They aren't kidding about how the sun never sets in the summer.  This is the view from our hotel room at about 11 pm.

All of us just before we took an hour-long glacier cruise (Peter, Jess, Emery, Rylie, me and the Spousal Unit)

Some pictures from the Portage Glacier cruise.  The waterfalls were glacier runoff and I also wanted to try to get some pictures to show the contrast between the ice and the rock as well as the color.  The blue color in the ice is natural and not an effect of the camera.

The captain of the boat was (really!) named Sean Connery.  When he saw Rylie, he went down into the boat and came back up with a small box of rubber ducks for her to play with in a tank of water.  The first picture is the look on her face when she saw the ducks.  The second picture is her on Grandpa's shoulders.  Any time Grandpa tried to walk away from the tank with the ducks, she would command "Grandpa!  Ducks!" and back they would go :)

The aforementioned ducks :)


  1. What a magical vacation!

    Hugs & love,

  2. I am so jealous. I want to go to Alaska so bad. It is one of my bucket list things....and now your photos just make me want to go that much more. I hope you had or are having a great time.

  3. I totally want the pirate duck. Will Riley share?

  4. LOVE the look on Rylie's face. Kids are so much fun when they're seeing new things...

  5. Loved this post--seeing you, and SP, the grands, and beautiful Alaska. Great photos!
    What an awesome vacation!

  6. I love the pic of you & your granddaughter!!!! You look great!!!