Alaska is awesome! Literally. Our first full day here was phenomenal. The weather was great with barely a cloud in the sky. The ocean air was crisp, and the winds were only a slight breeze. It is kind of strange, but we have not taken a family photo in quite some time. It is appropriate that we would take one at 'home'.
There is a state park near where we are staying called "Totem Bight". We walked around there and looked at all of the totems. This is the type of structure that my ancestors held special celebrations in. There is a significant depth to the customs of my people, you can read a little about these celebrations here and here.
There are eagles everywhere in southeast Alaska! When our plane landed, we even had to wait a moment on the runway before we could taxi to the terminal because there were two eagles that wouldn't move.
Andrew and Abigail are loving the beach adventures! Andrew has been overturning rocks looking for little 'crabbies' to catch.
Abigail didn't wait long before she went swimming in the ocean.
This place is so beautiful, I may live in other places, but my heart will always belong to southeast Alaska.