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: