Mushing in Skagway

Skagway, Alaska is the most adorable little town. Skagway reminded me those small little Western towns you see in the movies, only instead of cactus and tumbleweeds you have the stunning Alaskan ice-caped mountains as your backdrop. While in Skagway we went to a summer mushers camp where they train the dogs for the Iditarod. When we reached the top of the mountain, we got into our vehicles and the dogs pulled us down the mountain back to camp. It was so cool to see the dogs in their element. Afterwards we got to meet our pack and then play with the puppies! I mean, who doesn’t like puppies!

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Whale Watching in Juneau & The Mendenhall Glacier

Good morning everyone and happy Friday! I can’t tell you how happy I am that the weekend is finally here. You will be glad to know that I am feeling better and back to my usual busy self. As promised, here is a peak at some of the pictures from my vacation to Alaska. I don’t want to bore you with a lengthy explanation of everything we did. Instead, I will just let the pictures speak for themselves. Enjoy.

Whale-watching is perhaps the coolest thing that I have ever done in my life. To see them in their natural habitat while being surrounded by ice-caped mountains and glaciers was amazing. We booked our excursion through a local company and not through the cruise line (totally the way to go) and were lucky enough to see not only humpback whales, but orca’s too. In fact, one orca came right up to our boat to check us out! I have never been that close to a whale in it’s natural surroundings, EVER!

After whale-watching we went hiking to the Mendenhall Glacier and Nugget Falls. It was beautiful. The ice and glacier is so cold that it has a light blue hue to it. My family and I just hung out there for a while, taking in all of Juneau’s glory.

being sick is not fun

Hello everyone. I know that I have been absent from the blogging world for a bit and wanted to let you know that I have not forgotten about you. I caught some kind of bug on the plane ride home from Seattle and have been sick for the past week.  So for the majority of last week I was stuck at home, sleeping and taking cold medicine while simultaneously coordinating and working events, digging through emails, trying to meet deadlines, celebrating birthdays and holiday weekends with friends! Unfortunately, being sick in my life isn’t an option to not work (sad and pathetic, I know…you are preaching to the choir.) But you will be happy to know that I have made some progression, but am still not 100% yet. I hope to have at least one Alaska post for you at some point this week! So stay tuned and send some positive, get well vibes to me please!