Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A is for Animals


One of the fun things about being exposed to so many new blogs via the Ultimate Blog Challenge is that I’ve also run across different memes that appeal to me, and without UBC, I likely wouldn’t have stumbled on to them. 

So today I begin ABC Wednesday.   According to their site, this project is in year number six, which seems like a really long time in Internet age.  I’m glad to have caught it at the very beginning of Round 11, so thanks to Suzy at Someday Somewhere for that. 

For today, A is for Alaskan Animals. 

Alaskan Animals

Last summer, to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, Brian and I took a cruisetour to Alaska.  My greatest hope was that during our trip we would get to see plenty of the animals that make AK famous, and we were not disappointed—especially with the bears, which was what I really wanted to see.  The black bear in this picture was actually in a conservation park, but we did also see one in the wild, and SEVEN different grizzlies!  Bears, moose, caribou, eagles, seals, whales, beavers, mountain sheep, running salmon, birds of several varieties—we certainly got our money’s worth from the animal perspective.  And, we even got to see a couple of kennels for Alaskan sled dogs!

All in all, quite possibly two of the best weeks of my life, and the animals were a big part of the fun.  I can’t wait to do it again!






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