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October 25, 2013

Alaska, A Slice of Paradise

Today I’m turning back the clock and making a return trip to Alaska. I loved Alaska. It reminded me of a frontier town – how I imagine America used to be before it became settled. The scenery is gorgeous, the towns few and far between and the locals are friendly, especially if you’re a female. Ladies, if you’re looking for a husband there are lots of single men in Alaska!

We spent about two weeks in Alaska. We traveled down to the Kenai Peninsula then up to Denali National Park and up as far as Fairbanks. We also did a cruise down the coast to take in some of the towns only accessible via water.

I have memories of HUGE mosquitoes (laughingly referred to as the state bird) and long, long days. In Fairbanks, hubby and friends played golf at midnight because it never got dark.

Along the way, we stopped at towns that were dots on the map and full of friendly locals. From memory wet T-shirt competitions were very popular in the pubs.

Here are a selection of photos:

Glacier Alaska

This is Bear Glacier. I love the blue ice. Very pretty.

Ketchikan Alaska

Ketchikan, Alaska. This town is only accessible by boat.

Anchorage Fishing

A salmon fishing contest in Anchorage.

Anchorage Salmon

A determined angler with his prize, Anchorage.

Hyder Alaska

Hyder, a small town near the border with Canada.

Hyder ghost Town

Bears, Alaska

Bears, near Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. Not far from Alaskan border.

Mr Munro and I hope to make a return trip one day. It’s a beautiful spot.

Have you ever visited Alaska? Have the desire to visit?


  1. Nancy Henderson

    I always wanted to go to Alaska. You’re right, it does seem like America before we settled America.

    • Shelley Munro

      It’s really pretty. I loved it up there – apart from the mosquitoes!!

  2. Mary Kirkland

    I haven’t done a lot of traveling but Hubby has and he still says the only place he hasn’t been that he wants to get to is Alaska. Great pics. I especially love the Bear pictures.

    • Shelley Munro

      I love the way the bears are different colors, and of course, the hint of spring flowers. I hope your hubby gets a chance to visit. It really is lovely.

  3. Heather

    Alaska is one state I would LOVE to visit some day.