Sunday, August 29, 2010

Valdez

The first place we took off to with my Mom and Dad was Valdez. None of had been there before so we figured we should go. We got there in the evening and took a walk on the wharf looking at all the fishing trawlers.
Grandma's decked out in her fluorescent red rain poncho because it was raining and so we wouldn't lose her:)

A sea otter swam around for us to enjoy.
The next day we went to see the Valdez glacier. The icebergs floating in the mountain lake were beautiful.

The kids crossed a creek and started exploring.
They called for us to join them so we all headed over.
It was tough going as the branches hung out into the lake and we had to hang on and swing ourselves around.

Grandma and Grandpa stayed behind.

There is nothing funner than exploring with Dad.
We came to another creek and built a log and rock bridge across it.
On the other side of the lake from where we started we spotted a waterfall and we hiked up to it.
Once we hiked up we had a great view and we discovered a few things.
The first was that we could see a kid standing next to Grandma and throwing rocks into the lake. We counted kids and found that Caleb was missing. He had gone out in the initial exploring party, but before the rest of us headed out he went into the motor home to use the bathroom. By the time he came back out we were too far for him to join us...
The other thing we discovered was that there was a road leading right to the bottom of the waterfall that we could have accessed easily. Oh well, it wouldn't have been near as much fun.
Below the girls are going back along the road to bring Caleb along and tell Grandma & Grandpa they could drive over.

Below Grandma & Grandpa are heading over in the motor home.

The boys had fun throwing rocks.

Anna got soaked.

Joshua and David

Me making sure Sarah doesn't fall off the edge.

Paul and the kids enjoying the view.

1 comment:

Savannah said...

looks like a blast!