Enchanted

So after my parents left, we did a short, but jam packed trip to Alaska for Neil’s Wedding.  We flew into Anchorage on Thursday night and stayed awake long enough after getting to there to see that the sun stays out until about 11:30, and the light stays around for a few hours after that.  How crazy.

The next morning, we got up and got on a train from Anchorage that took us down to Seward.  Then we got on a boat that took us out and around the Kenai Peninsula to look for whales.  We saw about 15 of them or so, the first handful were orcas, which are actually not really whales, but dolphins.  Then we saw Humpbacks breaching.  How cool.  Neil’s wedding was at a cabin in Moose Pass nestled in the mountains.

Train Ride from Anchorage to Seward
Train Ride from Anchorage to Seward
Whale in Alaska
Whale in Alaska
Sugar and Me at Neil's Wedding. Moose Pass, Alaska
Sugar and Me at Neil’s Wedding. Moose Pass, Alaska

Since then, I’ve had a pretty packed gig schedule.  Here is a recording and some pictures:

At Pono Ranch
At Pono Ranch
Charlotte, David and me at The Triple Door Musicquarium
Charlotte, David and me at The Triple Door Musicquarium

Last weekend, for Dave’s Birthday we took on a grueling hike to the ::Enchantment Lakes:: near Leavenworth, WA.  It was about 20 miles, gained 5,000 ft and lost about 7,000 feet.  We got on the trail around 6:45 am and got off around 9:30 pm.  There were about 10 lakes on the way, as well as a super gnarly pass up to the lakes.  We saw about 5 goats and a family of deers also.

Stuart Lake en route to the Enchantments
Stuart Lake en route to the Enchantments
Ascending Asgaard Pass, about 4,500 ft elevation gain
Ascending Asgaard Pass, about 4,500 ft elevation gain
Upper Enchantment Lakes, near Leavenworth, WA
Upper Enchantment Lakes, near Leavenworth, WA
Sugar and Goat
Sugar and Goat
Sugar and Deer
Sugar and Deer
The sun setting over the forest fires in Eastern Washington
The sun setting over the forest fires in Eastern Washington
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