Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Fox with an Apetite

What a sly fox!

Come on little fox, just a little further....

I'm not budging!

My what tiny sharp teeth you have, Mr. Fox...

We just got back to Alaska yesterday!  On our trip back up, we saw this fox in Northern B.C.  He was so cute!  I fed him some saltine crackers which he loudly crunched away all the while being very wary of his surroundings.  Daddy tried to lure him to eat out of his hand with a few pieces of canned chicken.  It was amazing to see such a beautiful wild animal so close! 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Liard Hot Springs, Northern B.C.

These hot springs were amazing!  This was one of the highlights of our trip.  We didn't want to get out.  If you ever drive through B.C.  you must plan on spending time here!  There's a nice campground there too.  We didn't camp as we still had miles to go before stopping for the night.

Waterfalls and Buffalo

Rancheria Falls

Highway Sign Forest!

Wild Buffalo in B.C., Canada

My what big eyes you have!
We saw three different black bears and several buffalo within a 30 minute time slot and didn't see anymore wild animals until several hours later somewhere north or west of Ft. Nelson.  We were driving in dusk and then into the night and saw herds of elk right by the road as well as herds of wild buffalo, porcupines, a ptarmigan and a coyote.  It was pretty exciting to see so many animals out in the wild.  It was also the only time that we were snowed on in the entire trip.

Adventures in the Yukon

Early evening mountain view

Johnson's Crossing, Yukon

The google car after driving the Alaskan Highway!

A life sized Alaskan moose!

Life sized Yukon caribou

I'd better start posting some trip pictures or I'll be so far behind, I'll never catch up!  We drove through the Yukon and Northern B.C. on October 2 and 3.  It was quite chilly at night in the camper.  I don't recommend doing this in October....  however, the days are beautiful! 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Kulane Lake, Southwest Yukon, Canada 
 This lake is 43 miles long!  It took almost an hour to drive the length of it.  It is breathtaking beautiful.  The true color of the lake doesn't show in the pictures but it looks like someone put dye in the water and is a light greenish blue. 
How did these giant rocks get here?

Now be careful little brother!

It's too cold to swim... but someone put their shoe in anyway...

Do I have to get in the camper again?

All seven of us really do fit in here all at once!  Can you believe it?!

My hands are freezing!  Get me some gloves, quick!
This lake is amazing.  It is so big and blue and surrounded by almost desert like terrain.  It is very dry and hardly any trees.  Many places in the Yukon and northern B.C. are like the Columbia River Gorge.  It is so evident that there was glacial ice sheets and a world wide flood at one time.  There's an awesome video clip of the ice age from a Creationist view point on Answer's in Genesis website.  It's only a few minutes but it is so well done.  Here's the site if any one's interested:  Scroll down until you see the picture labeled, "Ice Age"  It's a ways down... but well worth it.  This site is one of my kids' favorite places on the Internet.