Leah, my youngest sister, got married in Alaska on August 20th. To break-up the nearly 18-hour journey to the location of the wedding, we stopped in Chicago on the way there for a couple of days. (I think we were tied for furthest distance traveled – 4,600 miles one way – with Lee’s aunt and uncle from Maryland.) Once we landed in Anchorage, we drove about an hour to Girdwood, which is the ski town where Leah and Lee live. I was able to hike up the mountain with my sisters, which was great. On the way to Seward in the Kenai peninsula, we stopped by a conservation, where we saw moose, reindeer and a bear. Seward is a coastal town – Jordan was able to go kayaking with my cousins and aunts and uncles. The weather in Seward is usually 55 and rainy, but Leah and Lee (who had a beautiful outdoor ceremony and reception) totally lucked out with the only day that was sunny with no rain! Here’s a hodge podge of pictures from the trip:
Here are some more pictures from the week….
As you can see, Alaska is a beautiful adventure! So happy to have been able to share it with Jordan, Natalie, Elliott and our family – especially Trevor, Cameron and Mackenzie – it was so fun for the next generation of cousins to spend so much time together. (And it sometimes gave us adults a few minutes of reprieve!)