This past week our friends, Paige and Kyle, from back south came to visit us and this great state. We had amazing weather. I tried to inform them that it usually isn't as glorious and not rainy as they experienced, but I'm thankful that we had good weather to tote them around Alaska with.
We spent a good three days in Valdez, Alaska. It's about 6 hours from Anchorage. Home of the infamous Exxon Valdez oil spill and the epicenter of the 1964 Alaska Earthquake that destroyed so much of this state. It's now this quaint little fishing town in the middle of no-where Alaska.
I would like to try to give you a small glimpse of rural Alaska.
Since my bladder inside my preggo body was about to explode, I had to stop. I'm not beneath going in the woods (did that too on this trip), but toilets are always better in my book.
Sadly, this is one of the ONLY restrooms on our 6 hour journey. It's not like every hour or two you pass through a small down with a Dairy Queen (though I kinda miss those days). There is nothing.
When the lady told me to pick up the bucket...I was a little concerned. Thankfully it just held the toilet paper and there was this lovely "moving" outhouse we could utilize. Wonderful.
When we finally arrived, we set up camp here.
Out on the porch there was a view of the harbor and all the fishing boats. We were able to watch the charters come in and see them clean and gut their gigantic fish.
This is a cleaning station. We made sure to crowd around and watch after we'd already eaten.
And just in case you want a close up. Yep, it's eating a fish. I took like a million pictures.