At the beginning of the month, Cody and I went up to visit his parents in Juneau! It was AMAZING!! (Be warned: This is a long post! It really was an awesome vacation.)
When I was little, I always thought that all of Alaska was frozen and cold all the time. I was WRONG! Southeast Alaska is a rainforest. There are trees everywhere. I was beginning to wonder where the houses were because they’re all tucked back within the trees.
Our journey began with a four hour drive to Boise. There’s not much between Logan and Boise. Thanks to Greta, Cody’s GPS, we found a little A&W for lunch. But other than that, there was a lot of fields upon fields until we got close to Boise. We got to the Boise airport two hours early. We didn’t need two hours. We needed about 15 minutes. So we sat there and watched Honest Trailer videos for two hours! (Side note: I went to the Boise airport once when I was a kid. It’s a LOT smaller than I remember!!)
Our plane arrived and it was small. The propellers were visible. I was pretty unsure of the situation as we walked up to the plane.
During the plane ride, I was freaking out a little on the inside. It was a new, somewhat sketchy experience. The plane vibrated more and was louder that bigger planes. I’m still not sure how I felt about it. When we got to Seattle, we had three hours to relax. We watched “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” at our terminal. Yeah, we’re that cool. I was so excited when I looked at the plane and the propellers were hidden. Then we flew over Canada. I want to go to Canada so bad! I don’t know why, but I do!!
We finally made it to Juneau and we were exhausted. We got up the next morning and went with Cody’s mom to explore downtown Juneau. There were three or four cruise ships in the harbor and tourists all over the place.
You know what? Pictures are easier at this point. Then I won’t bore you with all the details. So, now I present, ALASKA!!!
And, yes, I did go fishing! I didn’t think I ever would, but I did! And I didn’t get sea sick AND I caught a halibut! Halibut fishing is hard work. It’s like yanking a piece of plywood that fights back from the ocean floor.
Then we travelled down to Prince of Wales Island to the cabin. It was just as beautiful!
I don’t know if these pictures do our trip justice. I had a really hard time leaving! (I may or may not have teared up.) I am so excited to go back! (There is an Occupational Therapy program at University of Alaska – Anchorage that Cody could do. Who knows? Maybe we’ll end up there!!!)
So, to sum it all up…ALASKA IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!