There are great things and tough things about having four boys. Definitely more great things than tough things. One of the things I’ve always struggled with is making individual time for each of them. We’re always doing things together as a family, but not as often as father and son or mother and son.
How did I picture Alaska? Well let’s just say I had the wrong idea! I pictured snow and ice everywhere and Eskimos or something. Boy, was I off! Come with me as once again, through writing, I visit the Last Frontier!
“Fasten your seat belts,” I hear the flight attendant say. This wasn’t my first time on a plane but I still get nervous.
“Flying is for birds,” I always tell my dad. Our plane trip took about a full day. I woke up about 1:00 AM and got to Juneau around 3:00 AM the next day. Coming out of the airplane, I was greeted by my uncle Bruce. When we got to his house, he showed me my bed and I got there quickly. Boy was I tired!
When we woke up that morning, we ate some of my aunt’s cinnamon rolls for breakfast, then my Uncle took us fishing in the bay. When we got out on the boat, I had never seen such beautiful scenery! The tall mountains looked as if they where scraping the sky. Dawn’s light dyed the water bright orange! We used lures that I had never seen before. They where shiny red with two cow bells on them and squids for bait! (I got a bite almost immediately after we started the boat. I looked in shock as my pole was bent nearly touching the floor of the boat!) A feeling of pride rushed through me. I took the pole and started reeling, feeling as if I were on top of the world! However this wasn’t easy. It took about fifteen arm aching minutes to land my 21 lb silver salmon!
The next day we went fishing in a creek. Sun shaded, green and tranquil, the stream stretched, lazily meandering though the woods. The trail was scary. We saw freshly made bear tracks, and we heard some noises out in the thick trees! It was all fun though. We caught lots of fish and got to go hiking!
When we went back to the house that night, we ate the salmon we caught. “MMM talk about good!” The next two days or so we did lots of hiking. We hiked out to a glacier, and we went sight seeing in the bay. We saw a lot of whales and some porpoise (kind of like a dolphin) and walruses too!
Well I hope you enjoyed the wonders of Alaska. It is an awesome once in a life time experience! Some day you may get to go in person to the Last Frontier!