I felt it was about time to write a blog post with pictures from my 'real' camera instead of my iphone. And what better pictures to post than from our Alaskan cruise?
That's what I thought. :)
Here's my favorite picture of a humpback whale we spotted! This was taken in Skagway. I have more pics of this marvelous animal but my computer is being finicky and won't allow me to access anymore pictures right now. hmmph.
But don't worry, I've got some other great ones! These were all taken in Ketchikan, which I think just happened to be my favorite stop along the cruise. Ketchikan is famous for their timber, totem pools and salmon, which we were able to spend a good amount of time exploring.
This cool sculpture pointed in the direction of the salmon ladders.
(I think salmon are some of the most amazing creatures on this planet. Their journey from their birth creek to the ocean and back is truly incredible.)
As I said, I thought this sculpture was pretty cool. I couldn't resist snapping a close-up.
Can you see the salmon in this picture? They're waiting to make the trek up the creek.
These guys are fighting their way up.
And here's my hubby and me! :)
And ooooh the totem poles! Amazing!
And here's a picture of Aaron and our friends (yes, our friends, Audrey and Ashley joined us on the cruise! So much fun!) hiking through a rainforest. If you ever end up in Ketchikan yourself, I highly recommend hiking this rainforest by taking the Rainbird trail as it provides spectacular views on the sea and mountains. I have more pictures but I'll have to wait and access them once my computer decides to be nice to me again.
Yes, this trip was vacation of a lifetime. Loved every minute of it (besides one of the entertainment shows on the cruise ship--don't even get me started on that one! lol) but other than that little episode we had a wonderful, magical time.
More pics soon!!
p.s. since owning my iphone I've found it's easier for me to snap pictures from it and post them directly to facebook page and instagram, so if you want to receive more frequent updates on what's new in my life, feel free check me out there! :)