This picture was taken on a penninsula off Lynn Canal outside of Juneau by someone Mike works with. I understand you don't want to mess with the Brown Bears. They are sure cute to look at, but they can be very hazardous to your health!!!
I took a drive over to Eagle Beach yesterday to pick some wild strawberries. They were so tiny but SUPER sweet! They are in my freezer now - waiting for us to make a yummy snack.We also got to visit a little cub that decided to climb up a tree.
We got to spy on this little guy for a while up at the Glacier. Some tourists were there from South Carolina. We visited with them for a while and then when we left to continue our walk, we told them to be careful. They asked why, is the bear wild?
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This guy was 'chillin' on an iceberg that calved off one of the glaciers in Glacier Bay
We got to visit this LARGE steller sea lion on Marble Island
This Killer Whale was swimming right next to our boat in Icy Straight
We were on a boat in the Icy Straight when this killer whale decided to jump up and greet us...the little show-off (cute)
This picture was taken in Berner's Bay area by one of Mike's co-workers.
A pod of humpback whales
Humpback Whales at Point Adolphus
Some flowers after a LONG winter
Chris next to Skunk Cabbage
This plant grows SO tall. Christopher is over 6' tall and the plants were still growing...sort-of like being in a tropical jungle with plants this big! Welcome to the rain forest.
Frigid Shooting Stars
Salmon Berry Bloom
These raspberry-type berries are so yummy. They grow pretty large as you can see by the size in my hand. When ripe they may be red, yellow, or orange. Great for jelly!!! YUMMY
Boats in Juneau
Salmon are Here!!!
We went to Mendenhall Glacier and the sockeye salmon are running! They are in the river and to the streams. We watched as the females dug the holes to lay their eggs and the males guarded the females to make sure all went as planned. Very awesome to witness! You need to get up here and see some of this amazing wildlife!!!
Our Back Yard
The yard is about ½ acre and behind Mike is a view of a duck pond and a view of this mountian...
The hill behind the house is COVERED in blueberries.
Pickin' & Grinnin'
We picked enough blueberries for two pies, and plenty of pancakes, muffins, smoothies or whatever. There are still plenty on the hill ready to pick...
Aquarium in the Hatchery
This Fish followed Mike.
What a mug!
Bear under tree
Sunset and an island
Overlooking Downtown Juneau
Juneau Avalanche 2009
Click the picture to see a YouTube video of an avalanche that happened in the same location last year.
Alyx got her learner's permit
(14 years old in Alaska is the age to get your permit, so guess what! That's right, we have another driver in the family!
A drive outside of town by the archery range
This is just the beauty we see ALL around us. What an amazing place to be!!!
Picture of Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, AK
This is amazing to see, you just have to be up-close to see the vastness!
These are some pictures that my friend Linda & her husband Rick took of Romeo near Skater's Cabin last weekend
It is amazing to see the size of this wolf! He is a little taller than a great dane.
Some mushrooms in the rainforest
Valley under Mendenhall Glacier
Islands in the Sea
Office Buildings Downtown
Picture of Downtown Juneau
Spectacular views where-ever we look. Come see us soon!
This is amazing Folks! You just gotta see it for yourself, so you better start planning your trips to come visit us!!! The glacier is breaking off into the Mendenhall lake and there are huge chunks of blue ice floating (iceburgs). It is just amazing to see.
We miss you Ivy
This is a picture of Ivy & her big sister Bailey. We love you baby. (Click the photo to open a link to Ivy's Caringbridge site)
Alyx & Grandpa
This picture of was taken when we were in Globe. Just outside Chalo's. Fun times. I miss you Daddy. (Click the photo to open a link to Dad's Blog)
Taken by the same moss-covered rock with a waterfall on it ... only now it is a frozen waterfall!
Map of Juneau Area
Here is a map of Juneau. The red spot is about where we live (about ½ way between the ocean & Mendenhall Glacier). I have attached a link to the picture, so if you click it it will take you to a website that will open other maps of the area.