Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A-Z April Blog Challenge - A is for Alaska


It is April and that means the A to Z Blog Shallenge has begun.  This year my theme is Travel.  I am going to be talking about places I have been and places that are on my bucket list.  Wish me luck.  Since today is the letter A I am going to pull from my bucket list and do a wish trip.  I am going to kick my red sparkly shoes and say...."there is no place like Alaska!"  I cannot remember a time I have not wanted to visit Alaska, the last of the wilderness frontier.  When I was young my father used to read me stories of the men who went to Alaska to settle it.  We used to talk about going there one day and I collected information about Alaska for years. Our trip never happened....but it still has not killed my desire to go.  Now I want to go with my father beside me in spirit.  I would rather go there than take a Caribbean cruise.   I want to see the glaciers, the eagles, the whales, the mountains, the culture, the towns, the moose, the people....yep I pretty much want to see it all.  I have friends and family who have all been and everytime they return and tell about their travels I can feel a burning in my soul to see it for myself.  It is the only one of the 50 states I have not been to.  I think I am due, don't you?  So here are some photos my friends have sent to me over the year....of their trips.





I have many others but these are my favorites.  I hope someday to take my camera and shoot my own photos of this gorgeous countryside and chalk another place off my bucket list.  Happy April Fools Day to you all! See you tomorrow with the letter B.

9 comments:

Mary Purpari said...

How fun! I've always wanted to visit Alaska, too. That would be really cool (no pun intended). I have a friend there, and the greyhound bus is just a short trip on the A train away, so who Knows? maybe I can go too someday.

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Debby@Just Breathe said...

Have a nice A-Z...

Mary Hill said...

I love Alaska. It is on my bucket list too. Looking forward to reading your a to zposts. ;)

Mary-andering Creatively

Grammy said...

HI, Karen! Great post...love the breathtaking pics! Best regards to you! Ruby

Lucy Ravitch said...

Lovely pictures (even if you haven't yet experienced it for yourself). My in-laws took a cruise and said it was amazing. Looking forward to seeing other places : )
~Lucy
Kids Math Teacher

EvalinaMaria said...

I must warn you - the north is addictive. I came to Yukon (right beside Alaska) almost 10 years ago just to see the northern lights and the midnight sun - and never went back...

Pam Margolis said...

OOOOh Alaska! I have no desire to go there but I knew people who have been and say it's gorgeous. I hope you get there one day!

Melinda said...

Hi, I am popping in from the challenge.
We have friends who live in Alaska and they love it.

M : )

Vishwas Manjulaa Byrappa said...

I have liked all the A-Z articles so far. Would love to visit a few of those places, especially Alaska.

It would be cool, if you add a few buttons (Provided by Blogger), which lets us +1, like, or share the articles on our blogs or our social media accounts.