|4am departure toast at Jeff's parents' house! :)|
|Last sunrise we'd see for 3 weeks because it doesn't get dark in Alaska this time of year. That was crazy!|
|These two had a whole row of seats to themselves, but they always sat right next to each other.|
|First night's campground had a pool! The kids thought they hit the jackpot (good planning on their Grandma's part!)! :)|
|We played a lot of Crazy Eights in those 3 weeks!|
|A quick walk with Papa and Grandma (and Curious George of course) before bed.|
|Too bad we sold our Geo - looks like it could have made the trip! ;)|
The drive was just plain gorgeous! No words to even describe the majesty we got to see. God is BIG. Really really BIG.
|It was gorgeous outside but we were hiding from all the mosquitoes (and bears!).|
|Mission Keep-the-toddler-busy-while-we-cook? SUCCESS!|
We saw so many animals! In one day, driving through BC, we saw 9 bears and 7 moose (and a fox, a lynx, bald eagles, and and and) - it was crazy fun!
|This is my husband. I'm so proud...|
Being in Alaska was great too! We stayed with some of our best friends from our college years so that was fun in and of itself, but in addition to having the pleasure of just getting to hang out with them we fished, hiked (quite a bit - probably my favorite part of the whole trip!), I got to run (on the treadmill, lest I get eaten by moose and mosquitoes), we stayed up late and laughed, rode on quads, went to a museum, played cards, cooked yummy food, jumped on the trampoline (for hours!), got caught up in a crazy traffic jam in Anchorage, laughed, laughed, and laughed.
|Mt. McKinley in view! GORGEOUSNESS!|
|You can wait until 10pm to shoot off fireworks on the fourth of July (like we did), but it still won't be dark...lol|
|Ready to watch, I mean *listen to*, the fireworks!|
|Syd and John. LOVE these two!|
|Jer and Micah. The kids wouldn't have survived the long hours in the car if it weren't for these two. ;)|
|Seriously Jack? Just ONE 'nice' picture? No? Oh well...|
|Look at those smiles. I LOVE these kids!|
Okay! Let's get to planning a Yellowstone trip! :)