My husband and I recently took an adventurous trip from our home in Juneau, Alaska up to Wasilla. Because it’s impossible to drive in and out of Juneau, we took hubby’s beloved Dodge onto a ferry, rode the ferry for 4 hours through the Inside Passage to Haines, Alaska, then spent two days driving – up over the mountain passes, through gorgeous scenery and cold snowy wilderness, crossing the Canadian border and then back into the U.S., and finally emerging from the remote mountains into the busy civilization of city life.

The ferries here in Southeast Alaska are each named after a glacier – the Taku, the Columbia, the Aurora. There are so many glaciers in this state, and I’ve only seen two or three of them… so far.

The boat we traveled on last week was called The Matanuska. With its humble cabins, observation decks, and bright orange lifeboats, it bears the name of yet another place in Alaska I haven’t seen and have no mental picture to connect to.

Two days later….

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