June 9, 2008

We're home

We're finally home! Vacations are the best and are usually well needed, but after 11 days of being gone it's so good to be back and even to start working again. We didn't end up leaving Provo for St. George until 10:00p because we were crazy just trying to get everything situated. So we got to St. George and slept until like 3:00a when we had to get up and drive to the airport in Vegas. We made it to Vancouver early that morning and were exhausted! I got a little camera happy and took a ton of pics here. This is everyone that we traveled with. Chad and I, my parents, and the Mitchells. That is some of the Vancouver skyline in the background. It was actually a huge city.
Totem poles are a pretty big deal in Vancouver and also Alaska. I honestly never read why...is that so bad, but here is a picture of us in front of a group of them. These really pretty flowers were all over Vancouver. My parents were freaking out trying to figure out what they were and if they'd grow in St. George.

Hopefully you can kind of see that suspension bridge in the background. It is the worlds longest suspension bridge and crosses over a deep canyon with a raging river below it. We had fun running across it to make it shake while watching a lot of the Asian tourists get really stressed out.
That's our boat in the background. It was called the Celebrity Millenium. We had a balcony view on the 9th floor. It was a huge ship that had tons to do. One of our favorite things besides eating constantly was going to the theater at night to watch the different comedians, magicians, and the celebrity singers and dancers.
Ketchikan was our first stop on the cruise. We had the chance to actually walk through the stores as well as some of the little neighborhoods.
That's a glacier in the background. I think it was called Hubbard Glacier and they told us it was the most visited glacier in the world. Since it was starting to warm up the glaciers were doing what is called "calfing" It just means that the ice is starting to melt off but it sounds a lot like an avalanche when it falls. This pictures was taken at a little place called Liarsville. It was a cute little town that was set up to replicate back in the day when all of the gold miners were coming to Alaska and this was the last place they stopped b4 heading up to the mountains. We panned for gold there and they did a little show for us that was fun.

This is a picture that I liked of my mom and Chad. This is the only day that it rained on us which we thought was so lucky.

These are some pictures of the boys and their deep sea fishing excursion. My dad and Chad both caught a sting ray but they had to throw them back. Overall they were really successfull and had a blast.


Hopefully you guys aren't to bored yet. I feel like I just posted a ton of pictures! I swear it looks like we're wearing the same clothes in all of them too! I promise it was just the jacket, I did change clothes a few times. I would totally tell anyone to visit Alaska. It's so beautiful and different from what we see every day here. The animal life that's all over was really fun too. We're also glad that we got to go on an awesome vacation with my parents and the Mitchells. They were all good traveling companions.

10 comments:

The Gulls said...

Your cruise looks so fun. It sounds like you guys had a great time. We can hang out whenever. Let us know what works good for you. We are open.

MaKayle said...

I'm glad you have a blog so that I can see pictures of the cruise because I wont be seeing my parents for another month. Looks like fun!

Morgan and Sunni said...

Sounds like you guys had a blast!! Morgan and I are trying to plan a cruise. Glad you made it back safely!!

BrainandHeatherCole said...

Hey Ashby's
It feels like forever we have seen you guys! Alaska looks amazing! Glad you had a blast! Lets get together this weekend I want to hear all about your cruise!

Alison said...

Love all the pictures, its so beautiful! I'm glad you guys had such a good time. I'm envious ;)

Jess and Heather said...

Your trip looked like a blast! I'm so glad you guys had such a good time and your pics look amazing!!!

Cameron, Lori, Braden, & Carson said...

What a fun vacation!!! I want to go to Alaska so bad. It looks like you guys had fun.

Trint&Chanel said...

I am sure that Trint is so jealous of you guys for me I am more of a sun Mexico girl but it looks like you guys did have fun and Alaska would be a fun place to see. Have you guys sold your house yet? Once Trint gets our outdoor fireplace done we'll have to have a BBQ sometime!

The Hardings said...

looks like you guys had so much fun!!! Conrad is going to be so jelouse of you two he wants to go there so bad!!!!

Mike & Cody said...

I hope you had the greatest time ever. I am jealous and can't wait until we can go again. Fun for you.