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Photo Thursday: Alaskan Summer Chiller

It’s been hot – at least for Minnesota – this summer.

I’m a big fan of both tropical islands (particularly ones with cool ocean breezes) and desert landscapes (especially in the cool season), but I’m not a big fan of this summer’s relentlessly hot and humid subtropical weather. That’s gotten me dreaming of both tropical islands with cool ocean breezes and cold places. Actually, right now, Alaska is sounding really good.

We were in Alaska in 2008 and loved it. It is a place I will definitely return to again.

But until I make a return trip, here are a few images from that previous trip to give you a blast of cool air on a hot summer day.
Now, wasn’t that refreshing?

(Pictures from Denali National Park, the Kenai Peninsula, and Glacier Bay.)

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At July 26, 2012 8:43 AM, Anonymous Leigh said...

Superb set of shots and now I feel a little on the cool side.

At July 26, 2012 11:30 AM, Blogger Jessica said...

So much beautiful nature in those pictures! The glaciers actually made me gasp. I can't wait to visit Alaska!

At July 26, 2012 2:24 PM, Anonymous Debbie Beardsley @ European Travelista said...

Lovely shots of Alaska! I really like the moose :) Yes, I'm cooled off.

At July 26, 2012 5:29 PM, Blogger Travel Gal said...

The wildlife was amazing. We saw lots of bears and whales, along with sheep and other critters. It was great.

At July 26, 2012 5:36 PM, Blogger Travel Gal said...

Thanks - but it's actually a caribou, but shot from a long ways away, so kind of hard to tell. (We had lots of stops to view what we started calling "caribou specks" dots way out in the hills that the guide swore were caribou.)

At July 26, 2012 9:45 PM, Anonymous Dick Jordan said...

Nice shots. My 2008 trip to Southeast Alaska (and the photos I took during it) ended up launching my freelance travel writing career.

At July 26, 2012 10:25 PM, Blogger Travel Gal said...


At July 26, 2012 10:40 PM, Blogger Travel Gal said...

That's good inspiration.

At July 27, 2012 12:01 AM, Anonymous Keryn @Walkingon Travels said...

These are breathtaking! That island in the lake and glaciers are calling my camera's name. My in-laws did a road trip to Alaska last fall and went through Denali. Your images capture what they saw much better than they did :-)

At July 27, 2012 3:49 AM, Anonymous jenny@atasteoftravel said...

Your photos are fantastic.The scenery and the wildlife are stunning but my favourite is the last one of the pebbles in the river bed. Alaska is a place I must look into..another for the bucket list!

At November 01, 2012 9:18 AM, Anonymous Leigh said...

I feel cooler already! I would love to go and get deep into the Alaska wilderness one day. Very nice shots.

At November 01, 2012 1:51 PM, Anonymous InsideJourneys said...

Fantastic shots! Makes me want to go there one of these days.

At November 09, 2012 5:11 PM, Anonymous Nancie said...

Wonderful shots! I've never been to Alaska, and would love to go. Summer is but a memory here now, and I usually try and spend as little of the summer in Korea as possible. Unfortunately, this summer I was here for the month of August. All I can say is and humid every day. Maybe I should have gone from Prague to Alaska!


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