Inspired by my sister's resumption of her blog, I decided to post some photos of our wonderful adventure in Alaska last month. The company was exceptional, the food terrific, the scenery awesome and Alaska as interesting as I remembered from our first trip there. This time it was a cruise that took us on the exploration. The sites we saw can't really be experienced any other way.
Had a great time in Teton Canyon this week with family. Lee and I enjoyed a short hike and huckleberries along the way. The next day Sally, Em and Cord and I hiked about three hours on the South Teton Trail. We also had a nice evening around the campfire with Aaron, Sally, McKinzie, Em, Cord, Lee and I, with special surprise guests, Mother and Dad. It was beautiful summer weather, few bugs and great company.
We went to Nova Scotia earlier this month and put some major miles on a rented little Corolla, saw some interesting, mostly rural countryside, and we enjoyed many seafood treats. It was a maaavelous trip, and one we are not likely to ever forget. Among the most memorable sights were the low tides in the Bay of Fundy near Wolfville and on Minas Bay, cute red and white lighthouses on many heads and shores, innumerable white-steepled churches with bone yards nearby and historic old mansions. In fact, we missed many sites and one day might have to go back.
Sometimes the most relaxing vacation is spent at home, we know. The past week has been that vacation. We did spend a night in Gardiner, Mont., in the middle of a two-day excursion into Yellowstone Park for the first time this season. And we have spend a couple of days in Driggs with family. (Happy Birthday, Emory)A highlight of the week was attending a dance show at Idaho State with McKinzie performing some excellent dancing. Suzanna, Sally, McKinzie and I got a few minutes during dinner afterward to share some laughs. A great vacation.
From snow to wind to sleet to sunshine, the Easter weekend entertained us with typical spring weather and the random flocks and assortments of birds, too. The blizzard closed Highway 33 temporarily, changing family plans a bit for Easter. But EVERYTHING worked out well.