Anchorage & Seward
We arrived in Anchorage on July 5th at 11:40pm, just as the sun was setting. John and Roni picked us up and on our way to the hotel, we saw 2 huge bull moose. Friday afternoon, Madeline spent the day with her childhood friend, Linda Carroll while Jimmy, Jim and Star went to the Eklutna campgrounds to see where the ceremony would take place on Saturday. We all had dinner together Friday, then Jimmy and Madeline went out to explore on their own before sunset midnight. Saturday before heading to the campground for the wedding, Jim, Star, Jimmy and Madeline walked around downtown Anchorage a bit. Sunday, we enjoyed lunch at a popular local's restaurant, Gwennie's, before heading out on the very scenic Seward Highway to see amazing mountains, glaciers and forests.

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Exploring Anchorage

Alaska Railways

Yup, the moose have to cross the freeways.

View of Anchorage

Reflection of sun on Cook Inlet.

Almost 11pm. Sun still fairly high in the sky-it's behind the clouds.


Another view of Anchorage from Skyline Drive.

Jimmy and Madeline with the view Anchorage behind them.

Madeline poses with sculptures in downtown Anchorage.

Mad and hip bear

Madeline and Star with the hip bear.

Fancy salmon gets a bite out of Jim.

Jimmy and Jim pose with their prize catch. :-)

Roni works here, at Conoco-Phillips

Sunday lunch with Roni's family

Madeline with Ruth (Roni's mom) and Deb.




Scenic Seward Highway-John and Roni took us on a driving tour to Seward. Beautiful countryside!

John's truck and the Chugach Mountains.

A hanging glacier.

Old Portage

Ghost Forest

A hawk catches dinner

In the Kenai Peninsula

Exit Glacier

Exit Glacier and Exit Creek

Mount Ascension

Jimmy enjoys the view of Mount Ascension

Exit Creek, formed from Exit Glacier

Exit Glacier

Exit Glacier

Jimmy, Roni and John on the trail to Exit Glacier

At the top of the trail!

Enjoying the view

Enjoying the view

Jimmy at the glacier

Mad at the glacier

Up close and personal

The brothers and the guide

Icefall Hazard

On the trail back

Crossing the creek

Seward, Alaska

Resurrection Bay

In Seward

Resurrection Bay in Seward

Randolph Westphal -

Cycles the globe for cancer




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