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August 08, 2005

Last week my dad celebrated his 85th birthday with a cruise to Alaska with my sister's family and my family.  We had a truly great time.  'Stops in Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan.

I had never been to Alaska before, so this was all new.  The terrain there is crazy; you've got unbelievably steep slopes coming out of the water, mountains, mountains on top of those mountains, and even mountains on top of those mountains.  Mostly wilderness, not many roads.  For one thing, it's really difficult to build roads on such terrain.

Alaska: tillmen on the ship
Gregor, Grandaddy, Christopher, Don on the cruise ship approaching Juneau.
(Three generations of TillMen.)  Note the waterfall in the background.

Alaska: Juneau from above
In Juneau, the Tram takes us up the mountain for this view.
Way overcast, but it cleared up an hour later.

Alaska: Juneau seaplane.
Watching a seaplane take off in Juneau.  (See, it cleared up!)

Alaska: White Pass Railroad in Skagway
Skagway, taking the White Pass Railroad.

Alaska: Glacier 1
Gosh, it's a glacier!  Specifically the Hubbard Glacier.

Alaska: Glacier 2
Same glacier, close up.

Posted by DonTillman at August 8, 2005 01:36 PM

We took that cruise with Celebrity a few years ago. Beauty overload.

Posted by: timmy at August 15, 2005 03:10 PM


Look in the Alaska folder.

Posted by: timmy at August 16, 2005 04:24 AM

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