The last two days of the trip were spent on the MV Kennicott traveling along the Inside Passage. We stopped for half a day in Juneau and nearly missed the ferry departure. The next morning was a stop in Yakutat, a small Alaska surfing and fishing village along the coast. We had actually traveled with some surfers who were going to take advantage of the Pacific waves.
Also in Yakutat was one of my biggest missed photo ops - a one armed man poking at bear poop with a long stick while partially engulfed in fog.
A pair of float planes take off by the cruise ship dock in Juneau, Alaska.
Float plane taking flight in Juneau.
The Alaska Fisherman's Building in Juneau, Alaska.
An Australian traveler watching for whales on the lower deck of the MV Kennicott.
Whales swimming through the inside passage north of Juneau.
The MV Kennicott moored in Yakutat, Alaska.
I don't know what this thing is in Yakuatat.
A cruise ship heads towards Mt. St. Elias, which at 18,000 ft. the second highest point in the US and Canada.
Mountains in Wrangell/St. Elias State Park.
And then two months and 10,000 pictures later - on July 26, 2012 - we docked in Whittier, Alaska. From there we drove from to Anchorage and have been there ever since.
Both Jessi and I would like to thank everybody who has taken the time to follow our journey through this blog, even though it has taken me 6 months to get everything online. It was a very special trip for us both and signified the beginning of the rest of our life together.
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Special thanks to those who helped make this trip a reality:
Carolyn and Stan Andrews for wedding planning and a room in Santa Rosa when we really, really wanted one!
Donny and Delane Ratledge for all their help at the wedding, assistance in procuring supplies for the trip.
Jeanne Abbott, who made the ferry trip a reality.
Alan Bunch for giving me technical assistance while rigging up the Suburban.
Rebekah Huitema and Jarrod Spencer who hosted us for an amazing week in Lake Tahoe.
George and Barb Nichols who let us relax at their cabin Arkansas for a week.
Ashley Vavra and Ben Filmore who put us up and showed us a fantastic time in Park City.
Marcie Ratledge for a new battery for the suburban, tremendous support and a place to get things organized before setting out.
Sioux Kuglitsch and her family for putting us up in Tabernash, Colorado.
Gordon Dewey for letting us stay at his place in Steamboat Springs.
And a very, very special thank you to Justin Voss for his generosity and assistance in helping us get settled into Anchorage.
There are so many other people who contributed that would be impossible to list. So to the rest of our friends and family who attended the ceremony in Sparta and helped us out financially and emotionally so that we could make our wedding and honeymoon a life long memory, we thank you so very much!
Hope you enjoyed the pictures and come visit us in Alaska!
Robson and Jessi