Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lake Louise to Eagle River, Alaska


We left our campsite this morning and started the drive to Eagle River where we will be visiting with our nephew Ian and his family for a few days.  It was a very scenic drive along the Glenn Highway, but with bugs splatted all over the windshield, good photos were not an option.  We stopped at the rest area with a viewing area of Matanuska Glacier as seen in the next 4 photos.  It’s average width is 2 miles and is 4 miles wide at it’s terminus.  It is also a very long glacier at approximately 27 miles.








We arrived at Ian’s house early enough in the afternoon to be able to visit with him and his daughters Summer and Corey before he took them to piano lessons.  We also brought a frisbee for their Jack Russell dog, Cozmo.  He wore himself out chasing it, but wasn’t about to stop.  Ian’s wife Jennifer arrived back home but was soon taking the girls to a soccer game.  This is the front of their house.


Ian is a conductor for the Alaska Railroad and is currently based out of Seward.  So rather than getting up very early in the morning to be there, he left on his motorcycle tonight and will be back again tomorrow night.


As our stay here continues, we will post some photos of Ian and his family.

Wildlife seen today:  1 porcupine, 1 snowshoe rabbit, 8 Dall sheep

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