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Alaska, on My Mind

Updated on June 23, 2013

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.



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    • lifegate profile imageAUTHOR

      William Kovacic 

      4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Wow, Bill! I would love to have had a whole year to investigate. Unfortunately, we only had tow weeks, but it will certainly be on of the best vacations I ever had. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I taught school up there for a year. There is no doubt it is a beautiful state. There is also no doubt that it can be a brutal state. I'm glad you enjoyed your time there.

    • lifegate profile imageAUTHOR

      William Kovacic 

      6 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA


      I wish we had more time to explore. That's why I like reading your hubs. I feel like I'm still exploring even though I'm thousands of miles away, I'd love to go back some day. We'll have to see what happens. Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday, my friend.

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      Rolly A Chabot 

      6 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi lifegate... been there and all the places you mentioned. Of all the US States Alaska without a doubt is majestic in all her displays. I think what sets her aside from all the rest is her diversity and ruggedness.

      The Yukon is her neighbour and is just south and east where I spent many years and visited many times while there. I spent a few years as a maintenance engineer with a large hotel firm that was owed b a former Governor. In the friendship that resulted I was able to see many areas of Alaska unseen by others.

      Hugs from Canada

    • lifegate profile imageAUTHOR

      William Kovacic 

      8 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA


      It's good to hear from you. It was a beautiful trip. Glad you'll be going back next year. Thanks for stopping by.

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      8 years ago from the short journey

      So glad your family was able to make that beautiful trip. There's something compelling about that wild and wonderful land no matter what season we visit it. The majesty of it all certainly is nature singing the praises of our Creator, yet its fierceness reminds us of the fallen world we live in. Aren't the people interesting...just folks in their own way!

      I'll have an extra special reason to go back next year, but it's still a secret so I can't tell yet. :)

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      8 years ago

      I am glad that you and your family had a great time on your trip. Welcome back!!

    • lifegate profile imageAUTHOR

      William Kovacic 

      8 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Michael and Fred,

      It WAS absolutely spectacular and it was the time of my life. I took a lot of pics and I'll be using some in my future hubs. Thanks for checking in guys!

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      fred allen 

      8 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

      I'm jelous! Sounds like you had the time of your life. Hope you took lots of pics to remember the experience. Too bad trips like this aren't more frequent. Oh well, guess that's part of what makes them so special!

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      Isaiah Michael 

      8 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      Sounds like a spectacular trip! That is one area I would love to vacation!


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