After our family left on Aug 15 , we stayed at a motel for two nights so we could stock up on supplies and organize the truck for our two week trip back to Montana where we stored our camper. From Anchorage, we camped for three nights back in Palmer, loved that city.
While there we there we had to make a drive back to Anchorage to buy a new camera. Our Pentax SLR broke and we replaced it with the Nikon D7100 bundle that Costco had to offer. With double the megapixels as our old one, we can really see the sharpness in our pictures, especially when I take all the shots out of the truck windows with the telephoto lens while David's doing 60 down the highway. The day after we bought the new camera we decided to go and break it in.
We drove to the Matanuska Glacier where we had gone on a one hour hike back in July. This time we paid to go on the four hour hike with a guide. It turned out that we were the only two people for that tour and had a very knowledgable guide who was finishing his degree in Geology. I kind of went crazy with the camera because I took over 1300 pictures and saved 900 of them. I keep saying that I'll take extras to get that one great shot and erase the extras, but then I end up keeping most of them. It's almost like they're a part of you now and you can't get rid of them. Wooh, that sounds weird! Anyway, everyone already knows I'm the camera freek, so I might as well live up to my reputation.
Here are some of my favorites...
Below is a view of the glacier we will hike as seen from far away on the highway. The pictures after that are from the hike, one of the coolest things we've done in our life.