8.10.2011

Road Trip- Extreme! Pt. 1

Before heading out of Alaska, we had to make one last stop-

Matanuska Glacier

This thing is BEAUTIFUL! I love this glacier because you can literally walk right up and hike all over it! Although, the kids were very done by the end of the hike. Each of them had fallen at least 3 times and were crying... It is ice afterall... And it was actually kind of funny. :)

Please excuse the frizzy hair... Humidity is not my friend. Plus, I was road tripping. Who cares what you look like when you're going to be in a car for 4-13 hours?

We hiked the glacier to this gorgeous lake that has formed right in the middle of it! (not really in the middle. This thing is huge...)

Then we headed up to TOK where we ended up spending the night. We were originally planning on driving through the night and only made it until 2am. I was very ok with stopping...

The next day- it was off to Canada!

Goodbye Alaska... :'(
(notice my nephew in this picture. I love that pose of his. haha!)

Hello Canada!
(I told my niece to do a silly pose- and that's what she came up with...)

The rest of the road trip story will be coming tomorrow!

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30 comments:

SaffaKate said...

That glacier is absolutely breathtaking! WOW! You are so lucky to have seen and hiked that.
Im still jealous of your trip.

Pia said...

Goodness, the glacier loos AMAZING! The first picture is so so beautiful.

Jenna (SewSavoirFaire) said...

Holy smokes! That glacier is unbelieveable! So much so that I would think it was one of those template backgrounds that you can use to photoshop a photo of yourself in front of it...if it wasn't for the fact that you were blogging about it! It's amazing...what a great stop on a road trip. I would love to go to Alaska! Great photos :)

weasel said...

OMG Matanuska Glacier looks amazing! Beautiful.

Kylie said...

Those pictures of the glacier are breathtaking! (And your blog is super cute!)

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Holy Schnikeys! That is gorgeous. As much as I love international travel America still has the best of the best I think. :) Alaska is a must-see!

Bree said...

Oh my heck!! Gorgeous! My husband has wanted to go to Alaska and I just thought he was crazy! Now I'll be convincing him we need to go! Haha.

karajean said...

GRRR... that is ridiculously gorgeous/amazing/breathtaking. Basically: me= jealous.

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

Oh wow! Incredible photos! It looks like something straight out of a postcard! My feet are now itching to discover that part of the world!

brooke field said...

Wow the glacier pics are gorgeous!

Tereza said...

wow what a stunning place, that top picture is amazing! Just been looking through your blog and really like it so i'm your newest follower :)

L.Caroline said...

Your pictures are AMAZING!!

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Swirls of Happy said...

Oh my goodness that glacier looks so stunning!!! What a fabulous piece of mother nature ;)

Emma Frances said...

Bahaha! I love your niece and nephew's poses!! Also, you still look good even with frizzy roadtrip hair! I'm jealous!!

Grace said...

Woow, amazing pictures. Alaska is so breath taking! <3

Sunny & Star said...

It looks so stunning. Although I am with the kids, I would probably be crying too. I have this huge phobia of falling and breaking an arm or leg, so me and ice don't mix well.

christine donee said...

Oh. My. Goodness.

Take me there now.

Kaycie said...

Wow, those glaciers are incredible! I'd love to see those in person someday.

Shalyn said...

Wow, best hike ever! (except for the kids falling part-that is sad!) Looks like a blast!

Chelsea said...

My lands! These pictures are gorgeous. I must visit Alaska. I hear such magnificent things!

Katie said...

Those pictures look like paintings! That is beautiful!

Autumn said...

I love this first photo, so beautiful!

Alexis Kaye said...

DID YOU TAKE THOSE PICTURES?! They are incredible!

Anna said...

THat looks so amazing! I've always wanted to go!!

Madison said...

these pictures are gorgeous!

and i think you look very cute for just traveling (:

Elizabeth and Kyle @ Love Is the Adventure said...

Oh, my goodness. INCREDIBLE scenery! Alaska is definitely a trip I need to make. I know some people that live up in rural Alaska...maybe I need to make the trip...

Jackie said...

Alaska is so beautiful. What I'd give to be there right now. I haven't been since I was little one. I hope you guys are having a blast.

Jackie

Kelly said...

That glacier photo is incredible. Like, put it on a calendar incredible. I can't wait to make it to Alaska someday.

Virginie's Cinema said...

W O W ! ! !

Virginie ♥