Last week I took the most last-minute trip I’ve ever taken; those who know me know I take a lot of last-minute trips.
On Sunday night, my mom called me to tell me that my dad and brother were going to Alaska the next morning. Naturally, I was incredibly jealous because a) I’ve never been to Alaska and b) I’ve been stuck in Houston for the past 2 months!
So, Monday morning when I walked into work, I walked straight to my boss’s office and asked him if I could take the week off to go to Alaska. Luckily I’ve been working there long enough that he knows me pretty well and this wasn’t too much of a shock to him. As soon as he said yes, I started running down the hall to rush home and pack.
The next thing I knew I was on a plane to Denver to meet my dad and brother for our flight to Anchorage.
It turns out, Alaska is really beautiful. Too bad I forgot my camera and only had my phone!
The purpose of our trip was to pick up some Gibson tractor parts for my dad’s old Gibson tractor.
In addition to that, we saw some salmon spawning, hiked a bit (while on the lookout for bears), visited the Anchorage Museum, and climbed a glacier.
We ran into a couple of biologists studying the immune systems of salmon, and this guy decided to dissect one for us.
This water pump can take my whole weight without pumping water! Good thing there are so many lakes and rivers.
All in all, I’d say it was a successful trip!