Travels & Adventures | Alaska
Even though I woke up far too early, my body still confused by the jet lag and time difference, the sun was already shining. When I went to bed that night, the sun was still shining. In fact, during the entire week that I was in Alaska, I never saw nighttime darkness. I heard it existed for a few brief hours in the middle of the night, but I was never awake at quite the right time to witness it. Although perpetual daytime was one of the most bizarre experiences of our time in Alaska, the entire experience was far more foreign than I was expecting. The mountains more beautiful than I was prepared for, and the expansive wildernesses with no civilization for miles and miles was overwhelming. I always tell people that we live in the middle of nowhere, but many of the Alaskan towns we visited made Arkadelphia look like a booming city, and while I expected there to be a lot of wilderness, it really is hard to wrap your head around how never-ending it is until you begin to drive through it.
Honestly, I could ramble on and on, but there really is no way to describe the things we saw during our week in Alaska. So, instead, here are just a few images from our time there... mostly taken with my iPhone. I realized as soon as we got to the airport that I left all of my memory cards at home, and we couldn't find a new one that wasn't ridiculously overpriced until one of our last days there. :) Regardless, I hope you enjoy a few of my favorite photographs from our time in the last frontier.