Last month, we met my brother, sister, and dad in Anchorage for an Alaskan family vacation. Last year, when my dad turned 60, we gave him a beautiful book about Alaska and told him that we’d take him there – next year (our wedding kind of got in the way of taking him the year he actually turned 60). So, one day after my dad turned 61, we started his 60th birthday celebration in Alaska.

While in Alaska we…hiked, saw lots of cool wildlife, drank lots of Alaskan microbrews, ate reindeer, tasted birch syrup, took a bush plane flight through the Alaskan Range and near Mt. McKinley, fished, saw glaciers, and did a lot of family bonding. Alaska is beautiful and we enjoyed seeing as much as we could between Denali National Park and the Kenai Peninsula. Since we were in the state so close to the summer solstice, we never really saw darkness for an entire week, which was very strange. The midnight sun gave us plenty of time to explore our destination, though.

I created a cool photo book for my dad to document the trip. Here are a few pictures from our trip and the book:

Denali National Park

Snuggling with an Alaskan Husky at the Iditarod Headquarters in Wasilla

Hiking the Savage River Trail in Denali National Park

Moose Antlers are Heavy!


Reindeer Pizza

After our Bush Plane Flight to Mt. McKinley

Rainbow Trout Fishing on the Kenai River

Melba the Moose and her Babies

Exit Glacier in the Kenai Fjords National Park

About Carrie

I'm a Midwest transplant in SoCal...spending my time exploring, questioning, reading, writing, baking, skiing, and running.
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2 Responses to Alaska

  1. Baby moose!!!!! aww! Love that you all went on a family vacation! It looks like you had an amazing time!

    • Carrie says:

      We did! Dan and I are already interested in going back to Alaska – we want to cruise through the Inside Passage and see the Northern Lights near Fairbanks.

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