Thursday, November 1, 2007

My brother's visit...

What an amazing summer we had. Our final visitors were my brother Dan and his wife, Sherry. I can't tell you what a great time we had. It was two weeks of wonderful Alaskan fun and fellowship. If you don't know my brother and his wife you wouldn't understand, but they are just so fun and loving and YOUNG for their ages that you can't help but have a great time with them. Our visit started before Ralph returned home. In fact, just after we picked them up from the airport (well, the next morning) we headed straight up to Denali for the driving lottery. I was blessed by a wonderful lady in Anchorage with a driving lottery ticket and was able to share that experience with Dan and Sherry and Beth and Kyle. As you will quickly see, it was an experience of a lifetime! Here is just a sampling of things we were able to see on our trip!

Here they are arriving at the Ted Steven's International Airport in Anchorage!
Our first view of Denali on the drive up to the park.
A beautiful Ptarmigan changing over from summer brown to winter white.


De'Etta said...

I'm so glad you were able to do the Denali lottery - that remains one of my favorite Alaskan memories. The younger ones, Mike and I got to do it. The older ones had a youth event that weekend. We were also blessed by the tickets from a friend. It was SO much nicer to get to drive through at your own pace - rather than those big tour bus things. LOL

Anonymous said...

Wow! The ptarmigan was one we've always wanted to see...

Moose I've seen. We went to Jackson Hole for our honeymoon and as soon as we got into our condo, a moose walked right up to our window!