Alaska, on My Mind
After two weeks of wonderful travel with my family, I'm back in Pennsylvania remembering the sights and sounds of Alaska. I'm certainly not a world traveler, but I've never seen any place like Alaska. As beautiful as Pennsylvania and the east coast is, in my opinion, it can't compare to the beauty of the north.
We spent a day on the Kenai Peninsula with it's majestic mountains and fjords.The deep blue of the water against the green and gray of the mountains spiking through the clouds is truly something that has to be seen, not read about. Beluga whales would surface frequently displaying their grace and power.
The Alaska Zoo exhibited a playful polar bear along with bald eagles, moose, and grizzly bears. It was an experience to be up close and personal with these large animals.
I fed reindeer including Rudolph. He had a white nose, but I was told that Santa sprinkles magic dust on it before he leaves Christmas Eve turning it red. There's too many problems with that explanation for me to get into, but anyway...
We stopped at Wolf Country USA and I was able to pet the wolves--beautiful animals! My wife was kissed by one. I'm a little jealous.
The sunsets were gorgeous. Generally, they couldn't been seen until about 10:30pm. This is Alaska's light season. My daughter also spotted a moose in the wild while looking at the sunset.
On our way to Denali to see Mt. McKinley we had to slow down to let a moose cross the highway. They're amazing animals and McKinley was brilliant.
I said all that to say this. How can anyone seeing Alaska doubt the existence of God? It amazes me how people will believe the most foolish things instead of just believing the simple truth. After all, every design has to have a designer.