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Seward Trip

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From Whittier, we drove to Seward. The weather wasn't good that day but it was a good trip anyway. I don't know what's the name of this waterfall but it's right in Seward City Looking toward Seward City In front of Alaska Sea life Aquarium. I think this dog is just so cute. On our way to Exit Glacier Path going up to Exit Glacier Exit Glacier in Seward Heading back to the Exit Glacier visitor center The Exit Glacier on the bright sunny day. (this picture is from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1055_-_exit_glacier.jpg) Click here to see more pictures Seward Trip

Whittier, Alaska

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This was our trip from Valdez to Whittier. We left Valdez about 5am and arrived in Whittier at 10:45am. It was rainy and foggy going out of Valdez harbor. Leaving Valdez harbor Don Burnett (Forest Service Guide) talks about glaciers, fishing in the Prince William Sound, sea otters, and other wildlife in the area. Iceberg. What you see is only 10% of the ice and the 90% is under water. Icebergs from the Columbia glacier Fact about Prince William Sound It was just a gloomy day. Welcome to the Whittier This building was condemned because of asbestos contamination. It's unclear who owns the building and I think no one wants to claim it. During Winter, the Whittier residents live in two buildings and walk through underground tunnels to get access to the other building. One of the building has the school, clinic, and everything else. This is one of the building And the other one. The population in that town is less than 300. There's a light at the end of the tunnel and the

Big Change

So much had happened in the last month, sorry I didn't had the time post anything. I am now in Bellingham, Washington. We drove down from Alaska thru Canada and we arrived here last week. We didn't get our house sold in Fairbanks but we had it rented out..Moving is not easy, lots and lots of work. We haven't unpack yet because the house were in right now is full of stuff too. I will be posting pictures later when I get the time. I miss reading the posts of all of my blog friends, soon I will have time.

Fairbanks to Valdez

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Approximately 360 miles or about 6 hr drive. These are the pictures I've taken during our trip. The Knotty Shop - Had to stop there  for some ice cream. About 31miles out of town toward Valdez The Tanana River Tanana Bridge Fort Greely just outside of Delta Junction The Delta River Pump Station 10. Joel had work there for 14 months during the building of the pipeline. It's about 145 miles from Fairbanks. They called this rainbow mountain but the sun wasn't out so we didn't see the full colors of the rocks Pipeline going over the hill. The Summit Lake Almost to Valdez The Worthington Glacier is about 25miles to Valdez Joel at the Worthington Park Water breaking through ice at Thompson Pass Thompson Pass is 2678 feet above sea level and it's about 20 miles to Valdez The Bridal Veil Falls - this heavy water is only from snow melt from the mountains. Horsetail Falls - less than half a mile from Bridal Vail on the opposite side of the road. Valdez Mari

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